Organ tablature from Paczków (PL-WRkap 83) – unknown Silesian music source of the seventeenth century

Organ tablature from Paczków (PL-WRkap 83) – unknown Silesian music source of the seventeenth century. Tomasz Jeż

Manuscripts of the Silesian origins seem to be the most extensive collection of manuscripts among the well-known today manuscript organ tablatures written in the new-German notation. They are – in the vast majority – the sources gathered in the past in Stadtbibliothek of Breslau (today Wroclaw), cataloged by Emil Bohn, now available in the Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz in Berlin. Over 40 works of these collections (partly with manuscript counterparts in the vocal record) are supplemented by four tablatures of Legnica and five collections stored at the Library of the University of Wroclaw. But these are not all the Silesian manuscripts in the partitura pro organo tablature notation, transmitting vocal repertoire in intavolatura.

In May 2002., conducting the query in Wroclaw Capitular Library, I stumbled accidentally on another unprecedented position in the new-German notation.

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