Manuscript Mus Ms 30195 contains three preludes by Johann Peter Kellner, two of which are followed by a fugue. As far as I could find these three have not been published before. They are typical works by Kellner in that the quality is not very consistent. The first has a very uninspired prelude that is followed by a very nice fugue. The second has a nice idea that is however unevenly worked out and contains a lot of compositional or transcription errors. The third and last one is the most consistent, with a concertant prelude and a short manualiter fugue, based on a chromatic theme.

This is the second of the three. The manuscript contains a spot where I think a few bars were left out. In the score I take a guess as to what these bars could have been. The original is in a footnote. Near the end the manuscript has an ‘a’ against an ‘a flat’, which I think is wrong. Again, my solution is in the main score, the original in a footnote.

The recording was done on the sample set of the Mascioni of the parisch church in Azzio, made by Piotr Gabrowsky.

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