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- The first edition (parts) of Clementi’s 2 Symphonies, Op.18, published by Imbault.
- The Bauyn Manuscript, the most important collection of French harpsichord music, including nearly all of the surviving works of Chambonnières and Louis Couperin.
- The holograph manuscript of Bach’s Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte, BWV 174.
- The holograph manuscript of Massenet’s ballet Espada.
- The first edition of Ravenscroft’s A Briefe Discourse, published by Edward Alde for Thomas Adams.
- Cramer’s Studio per il pianoforte, Op.50, published by Peters.
- The first edition of D'Anglebert's Pièces de clavecin, published by the composer.
- The holograph manuscript of Bach’s Ich habe genug, BWV 82.
- The holograph manuscript of Massenet’s incidental music for Phèdre.
- The first edition of Ravenscroft’s The Whole Booke of Psalmes, published by the London Company of Stationers.
- The parts for "Haydn’s" 6 Flute Quartets, Op.5, a set of contemporary arrangements of his works published by J. J. Hummel.
- The manuscript of Porpora’s Il martirio di S. Giovanni Nepomuceno from Berlin State Library.
- The holograph manuscript of Bach’s Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn, BWV 92.
- The holograph manuscript of Massenet’s Werther.
- The first editions of Ravenscroft’s Deuteromelia, Melismata, and Pammelia, published by Thomas Adams and William Barley.
- The first edition of Mondonville’s Titon et l'Aurore, Op.7, published by Boivin and Le Clerc.
- The autograph manuscript of Satie’s first Gymnopédie.
- The autograph manuscript of Bach’s Ich geh' und suche mit Verlangen, BWV 49.
- Nielsen’s Maskarade, FS 39, published as No.1-3 of Series I of Carl Nielsen: Vaerker by the Carl Nielsen Udgaven and Det Kongelige Bibliotek. Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music Publication.
- The first edition of Billings’s The New England Psalm-Singer and The Psalm-Singer's Amusement, published by Edes and Gill and the composer.
- Schmelzer’s Trio Sonatas and Violin Sonatas, published as volumes 93 and 105 of Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich by the Österreichischer Bundesverlag.
- The autograph manuscript of Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, Op.10.
- The autograph manuscript of Bach’s Herr Gott, dich loben wir, BWV 16.
- The full scores of Nielsen’s complete concerti (for clarinet, flute, and violin), published by Carl Nielsen Udgaven with Det Kongelige Bibliotek, and Wilhelm Hansen.
- The first edition of Billings’s Music in Miniature, published by the composer.
- The first editions of Corrette’s methods for flute, harpsichord, mandolin, vielle, violin, and violoncello, published by the author.
- The first edition of Gounod’s Faust, published by Choudens.
- The autograph manuscript of Bach’s Gott soll allein mein Herze haben, BWV 169.
- The full score for Chaminade’s Konzertstück, Op.40 suite, published by Enoch & Cie.
- The manuscript of Graun’s Merope, GraunWV B:I:32 from Österreichische Nationalbibliothek.
- The first edition of Berlioz’s Tristia, Op.18, H 119, published by Richault.
- The autograph manuscript of Caldara’s Gloria in C major from Österreichische Nationalbibliothek.
- The full score for Chaminade’s Callirhoë, Op.37 suite, published by Enoch & Cie.
- The manuscript of Caldara’s Adriano in Siria from The National Library of France.
- Indy’s 88 Chansons populaires du Vivarais, Op.52 and Chansons Populaires recueillies dans le Vivarais et le Vercors, published by Durand and Heugel.
- The first edition of Berlioz’s overture to Les francs-juges, H 23, published by Richault.
- The autograph manuscript of Piccinni’s Demetrio.
- The full score and parts for Chaminade’s Concertino pour Flûte, Op.107, published by Enoch & Cie.
- The autograph manuscript of Bach’s Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV 191.
- The full score of Lekeu’s Fantaisie pour orchestre sur deux airs populaires angevins, published by Rouart, Lerolle & Cie.
- The full score of Spontini’s Milton, published by Erard.
- The first edition of Corrette’s L'école d'Orphée, Op.18, published by the author, Boivin, and Le Clerc.
- The autograph manuscript of Sinding’s Der Heilige Berg, Op.111.
- The autograph manuscript of Bach’s Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt, BWV 18.
- The full score of Chausson’s Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op.19, published by Salabert.
- The full score of Cherubini’s Lodoïska, published by Naderman.
- John Watts' The Musical Miscellany, published around 1730.
- The autograph manuscripts of Sinding’s symphonies Nos. 1, 3, and 4.