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Music: Collected Editions

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

Palestrina - Pergolesi - Praetorius

Palestrina. Giovanni Pierluigi da, 1525?-1594.

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Werke, ed. F.X. Haberl and others (Leipzig, 1862–1907/R) [H]. IPM P1574. Not in library. Check Link+

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Le opere complete, ed. R. Casimiri and others (Rome, 1939–87) [C]. IPM P1572.



Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista, 1710-1736.

G.B. Pergolesi: Opera omnia, ed. F. Caffarelli (Rome, 1939–42/R) [C]. IPM P4395.

[Of the 148 works in this edition, 69 are misattributed, 49 are questionable and only 30 may be considered genuine. A large number of works attributed to Pergolesi, some of which may be authentic, were omitted. For further information see Paymer: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: (1977)]

G.B. Pergolesi: The Complete Works, ed. B.S. Brook and others (New York and Milan, 1986–) [B]. IPM P4393. Not in library. Check Link+


Paymer, Marvin E. Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, 1710-1736 : a thematic catalogue of the opera omnia with an appendix listing omitted compositions / by Marvin E. Paymer. New York : Pendragon Press, c1977.

Praetorius, Michael, 1571-1621.


Michael Praetorius: Gesamtausgabe der musikalischen Werke, ed. F. Blume and others (Wolfenbüttel, 1928–40, 1960) [B]. IPM P8983.

Michael Praetorius: Sämtliche Orgelwerke, ed. K. Matthaei (Wolfenbüttel, 1930) [M].  Not in IPM.


Prokofiev - Purcell

Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953.

 Sergey Prokof'yev: sobraniye soch i neniy [complete works], ed. N.P. Anosov and others [20 vols.] (1955–67/R as The Collected Works in 80 Volumes, New York, 1979/R as The Complete Works in 93 Volumes [with addns], New York, 1980). IPM P9645.


 Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695.


The Works of Henry Purcell, The Purcell Society (London, 1878–1965; 2/1961–) [PS]. IPM P9851.


Smith, Alan. An index of the works of Henry Purcell as published by the Purcell Society. London : Novello, [1963?]