Almost a year ago I published a version of this piece, based on manuscript Mus.ms. 30194, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin. That version was transcribed by S.M.D. Gattermann and initially seen as a piece by his hand. Manuscript Am. B 396, also owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, contains another version of “Komm, o komm, du Geist des Lebens”. Gattermann clearly made some alterations when he transcribed this piece: inserted a bar her and there and changed the voice leading.
Interestingly enough the version in manuscript Am. B 396 contains some alterations as well. The ‘base version’ is written in black ink, the alterations are written in red ink. Allegedly these alterations are by Kirnberger himself. Because of al these differences I publish the version based on Am. B 396, together with its ‘corrections’ as a seperate score. Then everyone can compare both versions and chose the one he/she likes best. Or even concoct a version that has the additions of Gatterman and the change in voice leading of the bass voice of this version….

The recording was done on the sample set of the Holzey organ of St. Peter and Paul in Weissenau by Prospectum.

Score
pdf_iconKirnberger, Komm o komm du geist des lebens (Am. B 396)

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