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'Missa a V Voci [etc.] del Sig. Giov. Seb. Bach. Zweiter Theil'. BWV 232, the B minor Mass, [1846]

MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 67

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Full score copied by Johann Friedrich Rietz from a MS. resembling Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, Am. B. 3. Pencil numbers probably refer to the exemplar. On fol. ii of the first volume (MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 66) Mendelssohn noted, 21 Nov 1846, that he had collated the Kyrie and Gloria with the parts, partly autograph, which are now Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Dresden Musica 2405 D 21 Aut 2, correcting his score by them in ink; pencil marks are his own reminders of dynamics, etc. (See also letter to Klingemann quoted by F. Smend, 'Kritischer Bericht' to J.S.B. Neue Ausgabe [NBA], II. 1, 1956, pp. 60-1). In the 'Symbolum Nicenum' he made alterations from a MS. containing that only, in which violins were substituted for oboi d'amore in 'Et in Spiritum Sanctum', fol. 40, and the bassoon doubled the tenor in 'Confitebor', fol. 44.


  • [1846]


102 Leaves


MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 67

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by Helena Deneke, 1973.

Physical Facet

ii + 100 leaves. Large upright quarto, originally paginated in pencil on lower right hand corners; cut by binder. Leaves are quired in fours, with one six at the beginning and one six at the end. Dry-point marginal ruling, staves ruled according to need. Watermark resembles that of the first part of the St. Matthew Passion, MS. St. Matthew Passion, MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 68. End-papers are the same as MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 68. This volume is in the original half-calf with greenish blue hatched paper boards, spine closely resembling MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 68. 'Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy' is inside front cover.

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