D-LEb, Bach-Archiv Leipzig

Collective manuscript with Ricercar à 3 from the "Musical Offering", BWV 1079/1 transposed to A minor), and fugue in D minor, BWV 903/2

1. Appearance
Shelfmark                              D-LEb Rara Ib, 116 (olim Rara II, 223, Faszikel 3) [aus Slg. Scholz]
Extent 2 leaves
Measurement, in cm 35,5 x 27
Paper/Watermark 'lily in a shield', below it 'C & I HONIG'
Rastrology 0,9
Cleffing violin clef/bass clef
Safe-keeping/Quire/Foliation single sheet, paged (f. 1v: "1", f. 2r: "2")
Scribe Leonhard Scholz
Dating 18th century

2. Contents
Arrangement                             f. 1r: BWV 903/2, mm. 88 - end
f. 1v: BWV 1079/1, mm. 1 - 97a
f. 2r: BWV 1079/1, mm. 97b - end
f. 2r: BWV 903, mm. 1 - 87
Title-heading BWV 903: "Fuga. Da Johann Sebastian Bach."
BWV 1079: "Bachs Fuga das Thema von Könit in Preuß"
Model BWV 1079: D Gb Ms. Scholz 8.1.1 (intermediary source to the original publication)
BWV 903: ? (lost intermediate source [alphaF], see NBA V/9.2, critical report, p. 151)

3. Miscellaneous
Foreign/later entries               
Condition of source little bleed-through, no traces of use
Provenance L. Scholz - family property Scholz - C. F. Guhr - Klinckerfuß - antique shop Schneider/Tutzing - Leipzig, Bach-Archiv (2003)
Literature NBA VIII/1, critical report, p. 84; NBA V/9.2, critical report, p. 131;
C. Blanken: "Orgelwerke der Sammlung Scholz in ihrer Beziehung zu Nürnberger Instrumenten", in: Vom Klang der Zeit. Besetzung, Bearbeitung und Aufführungspraxis bei Johann Sebastian Bach (Festschrift Klaus Hofmann), hrsg. von Ulrich Bartels und Uwe Wolf, Wiesbaden 2004, S. 44-68 (insbes. S. 63ff.).
Remarks The ambitus of the ricercar ranges in this version to contra E sharp. Some of the bass tones were transposed in the arrangement (e.g. in mm. 38-41 and mm. 88, 90). Thus, it coud be an arrangement for pianoforte, the ambitus of which ranged to contra E sharp.
In the fugue in D minor there are no traces of simplifications, reductions or transpositions.