New Bach Manuscript found

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Bach-Archiv researcher  Dr. Peter Wollny has discovered a previously unknown manuscript by Johann Sebastian Bach in the Schütz House at Weissenfels. It is a copy of a Mass by the Italian composer Francesco Gasparini (1661-1727). This discovery offers significant insight into Bach’s involvement with older styles and helps us to understand the stylistic shift in his work during the last decade of his life, created around 1740.


Credit: Francesco Gasparini (1661-1727), Missa canonica, Part for oboe 1 / violin 1 in the hand of J. S. Bach / former church library Weißenfels, on deposit in the Heinrich-Schütz-Haus (Bach-Archiv Leipzig)

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