A new public domain score and studio recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations - set the Goldbergs free! Read more
This project was successfully funded on June 3, 2011.
The team at MuseScore.com has been working on some sneak previews of what the score will look like when it has been engraved with MuseScore. Below you can see Bach's original manuscript, a snippet from a Peters Edition version from around 1898 (the fingerings and articulations are from Carl Czerny), and a blank version from MuseScore.
The great thing about MuseScore is that adding fingerings, articulations, dynamics, and other editorial notes is a breeze, and the "blanco" version that we're making will be the best starting point for dozens of new editions that carry the wisdom of individual performers or editors.
Note that there will be a period of scholarly review for the new edition that we're creating, so any mistakes that might get made in the first round of engraving can be hammered out open source style - with lots of eyeballs looking at the code!