Johann Sebastian Bach

Cello Suites: Music volume and synoptic facsimile

The first volume (BA 5257) contains – in modern notation - the edited musical text of Bach’s Cello Suites, which comes as close to the composer’s original intention as the surviving source material allows.
The second volume (BA 5277) presents, for the first time, synoptically arranged facsimiles of the handwritten sources as well as the first print (with Suite No. V also including Bach’s own arrangement for lute), enabling readers to compare any specific section in all sources at one glance. This allows for a straightforward and immediate consideration of all sources, making editorial decisions transparent and self-evident.