Bach’s Beautiful Manuscript

BachMSStJohnPassionMichael Derrick has kindly pointed us to a link which will download a PDF file containing a fabulous photographic copy of Bach’s original manuscript for the St John Passion. The clarity of the handwritten music is stunning, and a sobering reminder of just how much physical work was required to produce a musical composition in pre-Sibelius days.
Mind you, can’t read a word of the German underlay!

(The PDF is 61MB and may take a few moments to download – maybe better on a PC than your iPhone!)
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