Organ and Keyboard Works Complete, Vol.3/2


Composer: Sweelinck Jan Pieterszoon

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Sweelinck Complete Organ and Keyboard Works III:2 (Chorale Settings Part 2)

The central significance of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1621) for the evolution of baroque “clavier music” can hardly be overestimated.  Yet all the currently available editions of his works stand in need of revision.  Our new scholarly-critical performance edition, prepared by the experienced editor Siegbert Rampe, closes this gap.  It is the first complete edition of Sweelinck’s keyboard works to distinguish between “works of secure authenticity”, “works of uncertain authenticity” and “works of questionable authenticity”.  It is also the first to present alternative readings in synoptic form and to separately reproduce variant versions.

The bilingual edition (German and English) is scheduled to appear in four volumes and incorporates the latest findings of musical scholarship.  Each volume contains a critical report, a catalogue of sources, and a detailed preface covering not only the volume’s scope, layout and editorial technique, but also performance practice, ornamentation and Sweelinck’s biography.

Volumes III.1 and III.2 contain, for the first time, all the chorale settings attributed to Sweelinck or handed down under his name.

– Definitive complete Urtext edition

– Each volume contains facsimiles and a Critical Commentary (Ger/Eng) with a list of sources

– Detailed forewords (Ger/Eng) on the structure of the works and editorial technique

– With tips on instrumentation and performance practice

– Notes on ornamentation

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Sweelinck J.P.