Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750): Sämtliche Were für Laute, vol. 10 (transcription)

Crawford, Tim, ed. 2011. Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750): Sämtliche Were für Laute, vol. 10 (transcription). Cassel, Germany: Das Erbe deutscher Musik, Sonderreihe, Bände 16, Bärenreiter Verlag. ISBN 9790006018079 [Edited Book]

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A complete edition of extant works by Weiss not already published in vols 1-8; 530 pages of music with introduction and critical commentary.

This is the final volume of a full, scholarly critical edition, involving a detailed philological study of all extant manuscripts of Weiss’s music (almost 30 MSS were used as sources for this edition) and a critical analysis of the music, including a 25-page Critical Report on the editorial decisions involved and indexes to the complete works of the composer.

Collecting and editing the remaining works of S.L. Weiss which did not appear in the two main sources, now in London and Dresden, is an enormous task because of the number of works and their dispersal among public and private libraries throughout the world. (As recently as 2004 a manuscript collection of his music was discovered in Austria which added at least thirty otherwise unknown compositions.) Each of these works of ‘miscellaneous’ origin needs to be assessed in light of those by Weiss already printed in the edition as well as those by his contemporary fellow lute‐composers most of which have never been published at all. The joint editorship of this volume (in two Hefte) reflects this, in that the main critical work of source‐ and work‐assessment and organisation was done by TC, with the bulk of the transcription into staff‐notation and compiling of the critical apparatus being carried out by Prof. Dieter Kirsch, formerly of the Würzburg Hochschüle für Musik.

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