Anonymus (Johann Michael Bach?), Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (1)

Posted on Aug 31st, 2018

Five of the pieces in the Neumeister manuscript are without a named composer. Based on stylistical grounds and on references to other sources two of…

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Anonymus (Johann Michael Bach?), Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (2)

Posted on Sep 1st, 2018

Five of the pieces in the Neumeister manuscript are without a named composer. Based on stylistical grounds and on references to other sources two of…

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Choral preludes from Mus. Ms. 30439

Posted on Sep 28th, 2016

Manuscript Mus. Ms. 30439 owned by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin is an interesting manuscript. It contains five different fascicles, some reasonably…

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Johann Michael Bach, Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr

Posted on May 19th, 2016

Manuscript Mus Ms 30439 owned by the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin is, despite the bad shape it is in, an interesting manucript. Not only does it…

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Johann Michael Bach, Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr

Posted on Apr 15th, 2018

I already published two versions of Johann Michael Bach's prelude to ``Allein Gott in het Höh sei Ehr''. (see here and here). The Neumeister…

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Johann Michael Bach, Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr

Posted on Jun 26th, 2015

Johann Michael Bach (1648 - 1694) was the brother of Johann Christoph Bach and, more notably, the father of Maria Barbara, the first wife of her…

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Johann Michael Bach, Der du bist drei in Einigkeit

Posted on Mar 21st, 2018

Johann Michael Bach's prelude to "Der du bist drei in Einigkeit" is a well written four part piece. The tonal development is a bit strange. The piece…

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Johann Michael Bach, Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt

Posted on Sep 17th, 2018

Bach's prelude to "Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt" is a small fugue on the first phrase of the melody. This phrase appears at least 7 times, though…

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Johann Michael Bach, Dies sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot

Posted on Jul 1st, 2018

Johann Michael Bach's prelude to "Dies sind die heil'gen zehn Gebot" is a four part piece that was probably meant to be played manualiter. Each…

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Johann Michael Bach, Es spricht der unweisen Mund wohl gar

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2018

Johann Michael's Bach prelude to "Es spricht der unweisen Mund wohl gar" is again a simple three part piece. The chorale melody is played in the…

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