his open source edition of Bach's Goldberg Variations was created as part of the Open Goldberg Variations project. The funding for the project came from donations made by music lovers via the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.com. The dedications at the bottom of most variations reflect the sentiments of the backers of the Kickstarter project. A special thanks to the many people who supported the creation of this score. This edition is released without any copyright to encourage its use and enjoyment by as wide an audience as possible. You may make copies of this text. The edition was made by Werner Schweer utilizing the free and open source MuseScore music notation program, and has been refined through an open process of public peer review. A digital version of the score, and the corresponding recording made by Kimiko Ishizaka, can be obtained online.