Postludium für Orgel. [Musical manuscript, possibly in the hand of Franz Commer]. Johann Wilhelm HÄSSLER.

Postludium für Orgel. [Musical manuscript, possibly in the hand of Franz Commer]

Oblong quarto (245 x 309 mm). Modern limp marbled boards with decorative blank cut paper label to upper. [1] (title), [2[-[3] music, [4] (blank) pp. Notated in black ink on 12-stave paper. Watermark with circle above shield, countermark [?]"JFN."

A fair copy in a single hand. First half of the 19th century.

Previously from the collection of composer and scholar Franz Commer, with his small oval handstamp (twice) to title.

Two very small ink stains to first page of music. In very good condition overall.

RISM lists 5 other manuscript copies of this work, identified variously as a Prelude, Allegretto, and Postlude. Not identifiable with any of Hässler's published works.

Hässler studied organ with Kittel and performed throughout Germany while maintaining a post in Erfurt. He spent the last decades of his life as a prominent teacher and pianist in Russia.

Commer (1813-1887) was a noted scholar and collector, publishing many editions of early music, and founding both the Berliner Tonkünstlerverein and the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung (with Eitner). His large collection was sold by Leo Lippmannsohn in 1888.

Item #35843

Price: $400.00  other currencies

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