Autograph sketchleaf for the Missa solemnis

Autograph sketchleaf for the Missa solemnis containing drafts for the Sanctus and Benedictus. The recto contains a passage in piano score of modulatory material in D major, followed by a long imitative passage in D, a setting of the Sanctus; other material relates to a seeting of “Pleni sunt coeli ... the second half of the page is marked by Beethoven in pencil “2te Theil Benedictus.” no place or date [Vienna, ca. 1820-1821]. Notated in borwn ink and pencil (silverpoint) on sixteen-stave paper, annotated in another hand “No 13” and “Skizze zum Sanctus der 2tes Messe im 3/4 Takte ... Idee zum Benedictus.” 2 pages, oblong folio, small repairs to margins a few minor tears in upper margins.

Item Information
Material Type: 
Sketchleaf
Record Number: 
Sk43
Creator: 
Beethoven
Works: 
Opus 123
Previous Owners: 
Mathew Malerich
Provenance: 
offered by Kotte Autographs and R&R Auctions in 2013; offered by Inlibris Gilhofer Nfg and Kotte Autographs in 2014 for €650,000
Auction Information
Auction House: 
R & R Enterprises Autograph Auctions
Lot Number: 
667
Bibliographical Reference: 

Artaria 195: Beethoven's Sketchbook for the Missa solemnis and the Piano Sonata in E Major, Opus 109, ed. by William Kinderman (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003); Beethoven Journal 30/2 (Winter 2015), p. 81

Date of Sale: 
05/13/2015
Buyer: 
Sold to: 
unknown
Pricing Information
Treasures Tracking: 
Manuscript