9/11/2014 at Grand Central, New York.
This piece is an opening movement in Suite XII in C Major in 1656 by Johann Jacob Froberger (1616-1667). It entitled “LAMENTO sopra la dolorosa perdita della Real Msta di FERDINANDO IV Re de Romani &," laments the death of the elder son of Fernando III, who died at the age of 21 in 1654. The final phrase of the Lamento consists of a long C major ascending scale from the bottom of the keyboard to c”’, which is the top note the harpsichord in Froberger’s day. In decoration by Johann Fridrich Sautter of the Vienna manuscript, the highest c”’ fades away into a cloud, where an angel is waiting for soul of he elder son of Fernando III.
The mid-fifteen-century early keyboard instrument manuscript written by Henri Arnaut de Zwolle.
The Musical Cross by J. S. Bach as his signature.
If you read a note (German notation) on the musical cross by starting from the left then go clockwise, you can spell his name “BACH”.
B: Left (Treble clef)
A: Top (Tenor clef)
C: Right (Alto clef)
H: Bottom (Treble clef)
For more details you may check Outline of basic music theory by Oscar van Dillen.