It’s still early days but the transcription requests have been coming in thick and fast. Here are some of the pieces transcribers are currently working on:
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ludwig van Beethoven
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Art of the Fugue
We are also running a group transcription of Bach’s Art of the Fugue, which was liberated for OpenScore by professional pianist Kimiko Ishizaka. Art of the Fugue is a collection of 14 fugues and 4 canons; Bach’s last great experiment with counterpoint before his death in 1750. You can see a preview of the the first part of the score here, with Kimiko kindly providing the background audio from her live performance in 2016.
The final fugue in Art of the Fugue contains the progression B♭–A–C–B♮, or “BACH” if the German musical terms are used. Unfortunately, this fugue was tragically left unfinished at the time of the composer’s death. Now, Kimiko Ishizaka has written a new ending to complete the unfinished fugue, and she is running a Kickstarter campaign to produce a studio-quality recording of the entire work. Both the score and recording will be released into the public domain under CC0.