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Music: Collected Editions

A guide to identifying and locating music works published in collections owned at the SJSU Library


Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel, 1714-1788.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 1714–1788: The Collected Works for Solo Keyboard, ed. D. Berg (New York, 1985) [facs.] [B i–vi; listed under “Solo Keyboard”). IPM B1176.

Complete Works, ed. Darrell M. Berg, Ulrich Leisinger, and Peter Wollny. (Los Altos, CA, 2005). Individual volumes cataloged separately. M3 .B103 2005. IPM 11752.

Thematic catalogs:

J.M. Bach, ed.: Verzeichniss des musikalischen nachlasses … Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (Hamburg, 1790/R) [NV]. ML134.B08 B3

A. Wotquenne: Thematisches Verzeichnis der Werke von Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788) (Leipzig, 1905/R) [W; addns from Kast (1958) shown as n.v.]. Not in library. Request from Link+.

E.E. Helm: Thematic Catalogue of the Works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (New Haven, CT, 1989) [H]. Not in library. Request from Link+

Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.

J.S. Bach: Werke, ed. Bach-Gesellschaft. i–xlvii (Leipzig, 1851–99/R) [BG]. IPM B1196

J.S. Bach: Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke (Neue Bach-Ausgabe), ed. Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Institut, Göttingen, and Bach-Archiv, Leipzig, ser. I–VIII (Kassel and Basle, 1954–) [vols. in square brackets are in preparation] [NBA; CC = Critical Commentary]. IMP B1195.

Thematic catalogs:

 W. Schmieder: Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke Johann Sebastian Bachs: Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (Leipzig, 1950, enlarged 2/1990, rev. and abridged 1998 by A. Dürr, Y. Kobayashi and K. Beisswenger as Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis) [BWV; A = Anhang].

H.-J. Schulze and C. Wolff: Bach Compendium: analytisch-bibliographisches Repertorium der Werke Johann Sebastian Bachs(Leipzig and Frankfurt, 1985–) [BC]. Not in library. Request from Link+


Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827.
All of the resources listed below are also available in the Beethoven Center

Ludwig van Beethovens Werke: Vollständige kritisch durchgesehene überall berechtigte Ausgabe, i–xxiv (Leipzig, 1862–5/R), xxv [suppl.] (Leipzig, 1888) [GA; Series i-xxv, individual works as arabic numbers, e.g. i/2]. Library has reprint volumes (J.W. Edwards, 1949). Another copy in Beethoven Center: M3.B421. IPM B4142.

Beethoven: Sämtliche Werke: Supplemente zur Gesamtausgabe, ed. W. Hess (Wiesbaden, 1959–71) [HS; volumes listed by roman numerals]. Available only in Beethoven Center: M3.B42 suppl. IPM B4143.

Beethoven: Werke: neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke, ed. J. Schmidt-Görg and others (Munich and Duisburg, 1961–) [NA; by section (Abteilung) in roman numerals and volume (Band) in arabic numbers]. Another copy in Beethoven Center: M3.B43. IPM B4132.

Thematic catalogs:

G. Kinsky and H. Halm: Das Werk Beethovens: thematisch-bibliographisches Verzeichnis seiner sämtlichen vollendeten Kompositionen (Munich, 1955) [standard thematic and bibliographical catalogue of Beethoven’s works].

W. Hess: Verzeichnis der nicht in der Gesamtausgabe veröffentlichten Werke Ludwig van Beethovens (Wiesbaden, 1957).


Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869.

H. Berlioz: Werke, ed. C. Malherbe and F. Weingarten (Leipzig, 1900–10) [B&H]. 25 volumes bound in 11 (volumes in roman numerals). Library has Kalmus reprint. IPM B5166.

New Berlioz Edition, general ed. H. Macdonald (Kassel, 1967–2006) [NBE]. 16 volumes. IPM B5163.

Thematic catalog:

Catalogue of the works of Hector Berlioz, ed. D.K. Holoman (Kassel, 1987) [H]. Not in library.

Berwald, Franz, 1796-1868.

Franz Berwald: Sämtliche Werke, ed. Berwald-Kommitén, MMS [2nd ser.] (Kassel, 1966–) [BW]. In progress, approximately 18 volumes to date. IMP B5535