The Diapason Press

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger

Dritte Sammlung

With complete fingerings after
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

edited by Rudolf Rasch

DP 9

harpsichord (clavichord, organ, pianoforte)

Kirnberger’s third volume of keyboard exercises resembles in many respects the second. It is of medium difficulty, presenting pieces that require definitely some accomplishment of the performer. There are four movements from Handel suites and several paired dances, the latter not as truncated suites, but as movements tied to each other without interruptions. These paired dances are explained in the preface as possible parts of a larger suite of ballet music, when augmented by several dance movements from Krinberger’s prior volumes. The Alle breve by Johann David Holland (1746–1827) is a nice fugue, with, manual and pedal markings, although fully playable on a single manual only. Holland, 17 years old in 1763, must have been a pupil of Kirnberger at that time.

ISBN n/a (paper)
1 score (24 pp.)
21 x 30 cm
€13.50 or US$13.50


Introduction by Rudolf Rasch 3
Marche 7
Allegro par Mr. Hendel 8
Andante par Mr. Hendel 10
Allegro par Mr. Hendel 12
Gique par Mr. Hendel 14
Sarabande - Forlance 16
Gavotte 17
Loure - Musette 18
Prelude - Courante 19
Alla breve, par Mr. Holland 20
Gavotte 22