London, The British Library

GB-Lbl Add. MS. 40636

Catalogue raisonné:
BWV / Bach-Werke-VerzeichnisBWV 1079/3+4h
Link to works:
BWV 1079

unknown scribe
Date (exact):
2. Hälfte 18. Jh.

Source Type:
Score, single manuscript
Extent, Dimensions (cm):
5 leaves, 24 x 36 cm
Period of origin:
second half of the 18th century (ca. 1760–1789)
Title of source:
These celebrated Trios for | two violins & Bass in score (M S) | by J S Bach | are warranted to have never | been Published : | (N B) the 2d Trio Contains his famous | Canon Perpetuus =
? – S. Wesley – London, The British Library
Master copy:
ähnlich wie D-B Bach P 230, P 239 und St 425
fol. 125r: marbled title page: ; fol. 125v: annotation with pencil "(Musikalisches Opfer | written in 1747 | and dedicated to Frederick the Great | published in 1754.)"; fol. 126r-129v: Sonate; 130r: Canon; 130v: blank
Allegro is incomplete (77 bars missing). All pages are cut on the inside margin, which means that about half a bar is deleted in each case.

Described in NBA, Critical report:
J. Schaarwächter, in: BJ 1999, S. 151-57.
BJ 1999, S. 154 - 156.

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2019-09-04 : 11:00:17