D-Gb, Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Institut, Göttingen

Fugue in G major, BWV 577

1. Appearance
Shelfmark                                  Ms. Esser 2
Extent 4 leaves
Measurement, in cm 30 x 21
Rastrology, in cm 0,95
Paper/Watermark a) letters ('ABE'); b) hardly to identify
Cleffing soprano clef, bass clef
Safe-keeping/Quire/Foliation Binio, stitched with thread, not paged/foliated
Scribe unknown scribe (cf. D Gb Ms.Varia 1)
Dating middle of 18th century

2. Contents
Arrangement                             f. 1r: title page
f. 1v: mm. 1 - 24a
f. 2r: mm. 24b - 44a
f. 2v: mm. 44b - 68a
f. 3r: mm. 68b - 86
f. 3v: blank
f. 4r: blank
f. 4v: blank
Title page "Fuga / ex / G dur. / del Sigre. / Giovanni Bast: Bach. // F. W. Rust.
Title-heading "Fuga."

3. Miscellaneous
Foreign/later entries                none
Condition of source comparatively good (little bleed-through, partly water stains)
Provenance F. W. Rust - Rust, family property - E. Prieger - Auktion M. Lempertz, Köln (1921) - o. Vrieslander (1924) - Antiquariat Schneider/Tutzing - H. Esser (Dauerleihgabe Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Institut, Göttingen)
Literature L. Buchmann: Friedrich Wilhelm Rust. Untersuchungen zu seinem Liedschaffen und seinem Beitrag zuzr Überlieferung der Werke Johann Sebastian Bachs, volume 1, Diss. Halle-Wittenberg 1987, p. 159
Remarks instructions concerning the use of the pedal (mm. 25, 63; "ped"), echo dynamics, copy marks