The importance of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1621) to the clavier music of the baroque era can hardly be overestimated. This scholarly performance edition by Siegbert Rampe is the first to present all of his keyboard works while distinguishing between“works of certain authenticity”, “works of uncertain authenticity” and “works of doubtful authenticity.”
The seven volumes of this edition, with commentary in German and English, stand at the cutting edge of musical scholarship. Volumes III.1 and III.2 contain, for the first time, all the chorale settings attributed to Sweelinck or handed down under his name.
Volume III.1 presents ten additional chorale and psalm settings and many facsimiles.
A detailed preface covers the sources, the music, the choice of instruments, and questions related to performance practice.
- Definitive complete Urtext edition in seven volumes
- Based on the latest findings of scholarship
- Detailed prefaces and critical report (German and English) as well as list of sources in each volume
- Notes on ornamentation