Telemann-Werke-Verzeichnis

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The Telemann-Werke-Verzeichnis (Telemann Works Catalogue), abbreviated TWV, is the numbering system identifying compositions by Georg Philipp Telemann, published by Martin Ruhnke.

The prefix TWV is generally followed by a genre number, a letter indicating the key (in some cases), and a work number. The genre number indicates the general type or medium of the work. A major key is in upper case, a minor key in lower case. The second number is the work's number within the genre. For example, Telemann's Concerto polonois in B flat major for strings and basso continuo is TWV 43:B3. His Orchestral suite in D major is TWV 55:D18, and his Overture in G minor is TWV 55:g4.

Vocal works were catalogued in a similar way by Werner Menke in the Telemann-Vokalwerke-Verzeichnis (Telemann Vocal Works Catalogue), abbreviated TVWV. For example, Telemann's Johannes-Passion is TVWV 5:42. His Times of the Day cantata is TVWV 20:39.

Genre numbering[edit]

Genres of vocal works are numbered from 1 to 25, and usually prefixed by TVWV. Genres of instrumental works are numbered from 30 to 55.

The genres are numbered as follows:[1]

Vocal music (TVWV)[edit]

Sacred vocal (TVWV 1–15)[edit]

TVWV 1 – Church cantatas
Church cantatas for occasions of the liturgical year:
TVWV 2 – Cantatas for consecrations
Cantatas for consecrations
TVWV 3 – Cantatas for the ordination of preachers
Cantatas for the ordination of preachers
TVWV 4 – Cantatas for funerals
Cantatas for funerals
TVWV 5 – Passion oratorios and Passions
Passion oratorios and Passions:
TVWV 6 – Sacred oratorios
Sacred oratorios:
TVWV 7 – Psalms
Psalms
TVWV 8 – Motets
Motets:
TVWV 9 – Masses, Magnificat, and individual works
Masses, Magnificat, and individual works
TVWV 10 – Collections
Collections
TVWV 11 – Cantatas and serenades for weddings
Cantatas and serenades for weddings
TVWV 12 – Compositions for birthdays
Compositions for birthdays
* De Danske, Norske og Tÿdske Undersaatters Glæde, TWV 12:10 (scores; commons; da; no)[4]
TVWV 13 – Works for political celebrations
Works for political celebrations
TVWV 14 – Compositions for schools in Hamburg and Altona
Compositions for schools in Hamburg and Altona
TVWV 15 – Oratorios and serenades for the Mayor
Oratorios and serenades for the Mayor:

Secular vocal (TVWV 20–25)[edit]

TVWV 20 – Secular cantatas
Secular cantatas
TVWV 21 – Operas and arias
Operas and arias
TVWV 22 – Contributions to operas by other composers
Contributions to operas by other composers
TVWV 23 – Prologues for operas
Prologues for operas
TVWV 24 – Secular oratorios
Secular oratorios
TVWV 25 – Pedagogical works, odes and songs
Pedagogical works, odes and songs

Instrumental music (TWV)[edit]

Mixed collections:

Music for keyboard instruments and lute (TWV 30–39)[edit]

TWV 30 – Fugues for keyboard
Fugues for keyboard
TWV 31 – Chorale preludes
Chorale preludes
TWV 32 – Suites for harpsichord
Suites for harpsichord:
TWV 33 – Fantasies, sonatas, concertos for harpsichord
Fantasies, sonatas, concertos for harpsichord
TWV 34 – Minuets for harpsichord
Minuets for harpsichord
TWV 35 – Individual pieces for harpsichord
Individual pieces for harpsichord (Einzelstücke)
TWV 36 – Collection of manuscripts
Collection of manuscripts (Sammelhandschrift)
TWV 37 – Lustiger Mischmasch
Lustiger Mischmasch
TWV 39 – Works for lute
Works for lute

Chamber music (TWV 40–45)[edit]

TWV 40 – Chamber music without basso continuo
Chamber music without basso continuo
TWV 41 – Chamber music for 1 instrument with basso continuo
Chamber music for 1 instrument with basso continuo
TWV 42 – Chamber music for 2 instruments with basso continuo
Chamber music for 2 instruments with basso continuo
TWV 43 – Chamber music for 3 instruments with basso continuo
Chamber music for 3 instruments with basso continuo
TWV 44 – Chamber music for 4 or more instruments with basso continuo
Chamber music for 4 or more instruments with basso continuo
TWV 45 – Polish dances from the Rostock manuscript

Music for orchestra (TWV 50–55)[edit]

TWV 50 – Symphonies, divertimenti, marches
Symphonies, divertimenti, marches
TWV 51 – Concertos for solo instrument and orchestra
Concertos for solo instrument and orchestra:
TWV 52 – Concertos for 2 instruments and orchestra
Concertos for 2 instruments and orchestra:
TWV 53 – Concertos for 3 instruments and orchestra
Concertos for 3 instruments and orchestra
TWV 54 – Concertos for 4 or more instruments and orchestra
Concertos for 4 or more instruments and orchestra
TWV 55 – Orchestral suites
Orchestral suites:

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Werner Menke: Thematisches Verzeichnis der Vokalwerke von Georg Philipp Telemann.
  • Martin Ruhnke: Georg Philipp Telemann: Thematisch-Systematisches Verzeichnis seiner Werke.

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