Very rare baroque anthology for organ music

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Very rare baroque anthology for organ music

1) FISCHER, Johann Caspar FerdinandBlumen Strauss aus dem anmuthigsten musicalischen Kunst Garten des Hochberühmten Herrn Iohann Caspar Ferdinand Fischers… Augsburg, Johann Christian Leopold, n.d. (c.1735) Folio [244 x 345 mm] (2), 43 pp. With engraved title. Contemporary half leather binding.

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2) GASS, FelixDavid Ludens ad arcam Dei. Augsburg, Johann Christian Leopold, n.d. (c.1735) (4), 30, (2) pp. With engraved title, engraved dedication leave and engraved publisher’s catalogue.

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3) TORNER, Joseph NicolausA.B.C. Per tertiam Minorem. Augsburg, Johann Christian Leopold, n.d. (c.1735) (4), 48, 23 pp. With engraved title, engraved dedication and engraved publisher’s catalogue.

1) FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (1656-1746) was an important German Baroque composer. He was the musical director at the court of Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden. His Ariadne Musica can be count as the forerunner of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. According to J.S. Bach’s son, his father studied and loved Fischer’s oeuvre. According to Fischer’s contribution of French influences to contemporary German music he is counted amongst the most important German baroque composers. All contemporary editions of his works are very rare. – RISM A, F 984.
2) FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Felix Gass (1715-1752) was a German composer and organist. He was born in Neustadt/Saale and later became pastor in Freiburg im Breisgau. All sources refer to Gaß as an outstanding organist and celebrated composer. The present book is the only known published work by him. RISM locates only 3 copies. – RISM G 469.
3) FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Joseph Nicolaus Torner (17??-1762) was cathedral organist in Trier. Almost nothing is known about his life. The present book is the only known published work by him. – RISM T 1003.

provenience: 18th-century inscription of the Ettal Abbey

Exceptional anthology with three almost undiscoverable organ books. – binding some rubbed and stained

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