American Choral Review Archive

Volume 25, No. 2 (Special Issue)

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Bach Sources in America

by Gerhard Herz

ABSTRACT:

America owns more autograph manuscripts and other primary Bach sources...

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ABSTRACT:

America owns more autograph manuscripts and other primary Bach sources than exist anywhere else outside of Bach's homeland, now East and West Germany. These Bach treasures are dispersed throughout the United States, They can be found in thirty-one different places, from the Library of Congress in the South to Harvard University in the North and Stanford University in the West. Most of them are known only to a handful of Bach scholars, they have not yet been catalogued and made known to a wider public, although they constitute a priceless and unique humanistic legacy of our country.

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