C. P. E. Bach pages

Indexes, Concordances, and Other Material for the Study of Music by C.P.E. Bach

This is primarily a set of indexes and concordances intended to aid in finding musical scores and information pertaining to the works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-88). In addition, you can find here critical editions of four of the composer’s keyboard concertos (W. 4, 5, 6, and 24) as well as information about the Keyboard Fantasia in E-flat, H. 348 and demonstrations of the composer’s technique of “composition by variation” in the Keyboard Sonata in E-flat W. 65/7 and in the Sonata in C W. 51/1, which was “afterwards twice completely varied” as W. 65/35 and W. 65/36. For more about the latter two works (including audio files), click here.

Much of this material is in the form of pdf files that can be easily downloaded. If you encounter problems searching for text in downloaded pdf files, try opening them in Chrome, Internet Explorer, or another web browser instead of in the Adobe or Foxit pdf readers. The pages include:

an introduction to the use of this material (introduction)

a concordance of Wotquenne to Helm numbers, with Nachlassverzeichnis numbers, date and place of composition, and an index to the keyboard pieces in the facsimile scores published by Darrell Berg (concordance)

an index to E. Eugene Helm’s catalog of the works of C.P.E. Bach, including first lines of vocal works (and of individual movements from larger vocal works) (index)

a chronological listing of all of C.P.E. Bach’s works (chronological list).

Please cite David Schulenberg and this website if you use any of this material in a scholarly publication. Please send comments, corrections, and suggestions to David Schulenberg at dschulen AT wagner.edu.

Last updated 8/2/14.

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