Catalogues and databases

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Bach Archive's Library Catalogue

With our main catalogue you can search in the library's collection for records for books, journals, articles, sheet music and audio recordings.

Besides You have the possibility to browse through the digitized items of our graphic collection and our coin and medal collection.

Bach Bibliography

The Bach Bibliography records the international scholarly Bach literature. It is the most comprehensive information tool regarding J. S. Bach, his family and his environment.

Our classification system is ideal for thematic access to one specific topic. You can select individual subjects relating the Bach family as well as musicology and music history of the 17th and 18th century. The search results will be displayed in the Bach Bibliography.

Bach Digital

The Bach Archive owns a comprehensive collection of musical sources to works of J. S. Bach and his family in the form of paper copies and microfilms. These sources are recorded in the musicological database Bach Digital.

International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM)

The music manuscripts of our collection are listed in the online database of the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales. Currently these datas get enriched, edited and updated.

Kalliope Union Catalog

The library stock includes several bequests of Bach scholars and Bach's successors in the Cantorship at St. Thomas (i.a. Helmut Banning, Wilhelm Rust, Karl Straube and Werner Neumann). You can search for these in the Kalliope Union Catalog.