Foreword James H. Billington
The Librarian of Congress
Acknowledgments Jon Newsom
Chief, Music Division
Introduction Jon Newsom
Music History from Primary Sources
An Introductory Essay

The Art of Musical Notation
The Rise of Music Drama
Classicism and Romanticism
An Age of Personal Memory
Alfred Mann
Essays on Selected Documents
The Nathan Bequest: Payment Receipts in the Hand of Johann Sebastian Bach, 1746 to 1748 (With a Fragment for the Year 1749 in the Hand of His Son) Robert L. Marshall
Comments on Béla Bartók�s Working Method in Dealing with Proofs for His Violin Concerto (1937�1938) Ferenc B�nis
A Sketch Leaf from Ludwig van Beethoven�s Piano Sonata, Op.28 Susan Clermont
A Beethoven Sketch for the Puzzle Canon "Das Schweigen," WoO 168 Susan Clermont
Two Sketches for Alban Berg�s Lulu Patricia Hall
Ernest Bloch�s Conducting Score for Schelomo Michael Nott
John Blow�s "Arise, Great Monarch, and Ascend the Throne" Watkins Shaw
Pierre Boulez�s Le Marteau sans ma�tre Robert Piencikowski
Johannes Brahms�s Autograph of "Die Kränze" Jürgen Thym
Two Brahms Letters Jürgen Thym
Some Autobiographical Overtones in Brahms�s Rinaldo Carol A. Hess
Two Letters by Anton Bruckner Jürgen Thym
Dr. Burney, Samuel Wesley, and J. S. Bach�s Goldberg Variations Philip Olleson
John Cage�s "The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs" Lauriejean Reinhardt
Pablo Casals: A Letter Written from Exile Douglas W. Foard
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco�s "Ozymandias" Massimo Ossi
A Chopin Manuscript: Prelude in A-flat Major, op. posth. Robin Rausch
Luigi Dallapiccola�s Sketch for Ulisse Wayne Shirley
Frederick Delius�s "Zwei Braune Augen" Don C. Gillespie
George Gershwin: A Sketch for Porgy and Bess Wayne Shirley
Excerpts from Gluck�s Alceste, Copied and Revised by Hector Berlioz Joël-Marie Fauquet
George Frideric Handel�s 1749 Letter to Charles Jennens William D. Gudger
Karl Amadeus Hartmann�s Miserae (1933-1934) Lauriejean Reinhardt
Josef Matthias Hauer�s Melischer Erntwurf Lauriejean Reinhardt
Paul Hindemith�s H�rodiade Jürgen Thym
Arthur Honegger�s "Les Ombres": Fragment of a Lost Film Score Fred Steiner
Transformation and Adaptation: The Evolution of Charles Ives�s Song "From �Paracelsus�" Felix Meyer
The Kerver Missale Romanum Denise P. Gallo
Franz Liszt�s Psalm XVIII Rena Charnin Mueller
Witold Lutosławski Venetian Games Michael O�Brien
Gustav Mahler Sketches in the Moldenhauer Archives Edward R. Reilly
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Overture to Elijah, Arrangement for Piano Duet (1847) R. Larry Todd
A Letter by Pietro Metastasio Denise P Gallo
Wolfgang Amad� Mozart�s Allegro and Andante ("Fantasy") in F Minor for Mechanical Organ, K. 6o8 Neal Zaslaw
The Coronation Scene from Modest Musorgsky�s Boris Godunov in Rimsky-Korsakov�s Edition Kevin LaVine
Krzysztof Penderecki�s Polymorphia and Fluorescences Peggy Monastra
A Fragment from Act II of Giacomo Puccini�s La Boh�me Linda B. Fairtile
George Rochberg�s Fifth Symphony:A Commentary by the Composer
Gioachino Rossini�s Moïse Philip Gossett
Arnold Schoenberg�s Adagio for Strings and Harp Claudio Spies
Two Leaves of Sketches for Arnold Schoenberg�s Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra Claudio Spies
Of Songs and Cycles: A Franz Schubert Bifolio Morten Solvik
Gunther Schuller on Edward Steuermann and Schuller�s Symphony for Brass Interview with Jon Newsom
Robert Schumann�s Burla in G Minor John Daverio
Igor Stravinsky�s Threni: Conducting Details Claudio Spies
Germaine Tailleferre�s Concerto pour Piano et 12 Instruments Michael O�Brien
Aurelio de la Vega�s The Magic Labyrinth : Reminiscences of the Composer
Giuseppe Verdi�s Attila Philip Gossett
Anton Webern�s Six Pieces for Orchestra, op. 6, Arrangement for Chamber Ensemble Felix Meyer
Anton Webern�s "Mein Weg geht jetzt vorüber," op. 15, No.4 Lauriejean Reinhardt
Anton Webern�s Zwei Lieder für gemischten Chor, op. 19 Lauriejean Reinhardt
Anton Webern�s Jone Poems Lauriejean Reinhardt
Frank Wedekind: Stock Poster with His Autograph Prologue to Der Erdgeist Lauriejean Reinhardt