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Definition and background:

Abbreviation for Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis, used to catalogue the compositions of J. S. Bach. The numbers following these initials identify the compositions according to Wolfgang Schmieder's organization system of J. S. Bach's compositions.See also Bach-Werke Verzeichnis.

For more information on the music term "Bwv" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

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