The Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB) owns a manuscript (Mus.1-U-514) which contains works by Johann Christian Kittel. They range from very short preludes to elaborate sets of variations. This is one of the longer preludes. In the manuscript this piece is notated on two staves, nevertheless I think it should be played with use of pedals. Playing it this way has the added bonus, in my opinion, that the more interesting dialog occurs between left hand and feet.

The recording was done on the sample set of the Müller-organ in the Sint Bavokerk in Haarlem by Voxus Organs for Hauptwerk.

pdf_iconKittel, Das Jesulein soll doch mein Trost

Kittel, Das Jesulein soll doch mein Trost

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  1. W. Peter Roberts

    October 1, 2017 at 11:40


    I have only just discovered your website. What a treasure trove it is. I much admire your dedication, generosity and perseverance in producing legible scores of beautiful music. I know, from my own experience, how difficult it can be to transcribe some of these early scores, in particular, the manuscripts with brown ink on brown paper and handwritten German. I have transcribed many manuscripts from various sources, mainly of Baroque organ music. Although I have not published them, they have been made available to friends and colleagues, who share my interests. So, very many congratulations to you.

    • admin

      October 1, 2017 at 19:47


      Thanks for the nice words. Some manuscripts are more difficult than others, as you probably know from experience. Johann Gottfried Walther produced almost perfect manuscripts. On the other hand, the Neumeister Sammlung I’m transcribing now, seems erraneous and almost sloppy writing. Not to mention the manuscripts than are worn and torn… May I ask what you have transcribed? And what your sources were? I’m always on the lookout for suitable manuscript sources for my efforts.

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