Göttweig Suite 1

Alternative readings of the text of the complete Gottweig edition

Suite I

Feb. 19th, 2017


The basso of this movement in the edition is a reconstruction. This may be the result of the loss of an early binding. Very often the inside of the front cover had content on it, the archivists told me. It now seems to me unlikely the original bass will be found.

In the Vda part of this movement, the triplet 16ths are beamed together by 3’s, not by 6.

Bar 21 vda beat 1 is tied to beat 2.


bar 7 basso both d’s have the figure 6. the two e’s have 4 and 3 respectively.

Bar 10 basso in the manuscript there is # over the downbeat c#

Bar 11 basso the first note has the figure 2

Bar 12 basso the first note has the figure 4/2

Bar 15 vda the second slur might be read as a tie for the two d’’s

Bar 20 vda in the manuscript the second note is sounds g’#


Bar 8 vda in the manuscript the last note is a g’#


Like the Allemande this bass line is a reconstruction. May 2017 We have found the original bass part, and the score I made of the music as it was orginally is here:


Rondeaux with original bass


The slurs are difficult to be certain about.

Bar 1 vda in the manuscript the first note is doubled, as it is in bar 25.

Bar 8 vda scordatura part in the manuscript the second note is written an octave lower.

Bar 9 vda in the manuscript the 16th notes are slurred 2 x 2.


Oddly, there seems to be a Petite Reprise from the first repeat back to the 3rd beat of bar 5.


Bar 1 - 2 basso. in the manuscript the a is tied over the bar line as it was in the previous movement.


Bar 16 vda in the manuscript the two 8th notes sound e g#

Bar 22 vda in the manuscript there 8th note on the 4th beat is d’ not a.


I do not have the facsimile for the vda part of this movement.

Bar 25 basso In the manuscript beat 2 is tied over to the next bar.

Bar 31 basso beat 2. in the manuscript it looks to me like the 3 8th notes are slurred together.