Bach's prelude to "Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, der den Tod überwand" is in style and atmosphere very reminescent to anonymus preludes from Mus Ms 30439. It starts as a solemn fugue on the first phrase of the choral melody. After one page of music the choral melody enters in.

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In the original publication Kauffmann's prelude to "O Gott, du frommer Gott" is notated on three staves. The choral melody is notated on the upper staves, and the other two voices on the other two staves. This could indicate the lower voice is to be played with the pedals. However,.

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Johann Peter Kellner, Präludium, C Dur

Date: February 16,  2018

Manuscript Mus Ms 30195 contains three preludes by Johann Peter Kellner, two of which are followed by a fugue. As far as I could find these three have not been published before. They are typical works by Kellner in that the quality is not very consistent. The first has a.

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The original source of this piece in manuscript Am B 340 is a manualiter Toccata by Heinrich Scheidemann. The practical source is a manuscript in which Scheidemann's piece was reworked into a pedaliter piece, significantly shorter (186 versus 115 bars) and with a lot of material not present in Scheidemann's.

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Sorge's choral prelude to "Herr Jesu Christ, mein Lebenslicht" is again a charming piece. The introduction has two voices on the accompanying manual. After the choral melody enters, the accompiment reverts to one voice. The texture of the piece is therefore tio-like throughout. With very little means Sorge creates a.

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Manuscript Mus Ms 30195 contains three preludes by Johann Peter Kellner, two of which are followed by a fugue. As far as I could find these three have not been published before. They are typical works by Kellner in that the quality is not very consistent. The first has a.

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Kauffmann's prelude to "Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele" has the choral melody in the upper voice. The other two voices are never far apart and can be played with one hand. It is therefore possible to play the choral melody with the right hand and play the accompaniment with the.

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Wilhelm Karges, Capriccio

Date: February 09,  2018

The third piece by Karges from manuscript Am. B340 is a piece called Capricio. Only the first half is (probably) written by Karges. The second half of the Karges' Capriccio is actually written by Froberger. It is the second half of Froberger's fourth Fantasia ("sopra Sol, La, Re"). Karges' first.

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Nun lasst un gehen

Date: February 08,  2018

Sorge's prelude to "Nun lasst uns gehen" follows the pattern of the preceding ones: one manual for the accompaniment and one manual for the choral melody. Interesting in this piece is that the choral melody is presented in the accompanying voices before it appears on the solo manual. The accompaniment.

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Wilhelm Karges, Præludium quatri toni

Date: February 05,  2018

The second piece by Karges from manuscript Am. B340 is a beautiful praeludium. It flows elegantly in long arching lines. There's not much in terms of thematic of motivic development, yet the music manages to form an coherent whole. The recording was done on the sample set of the Mascioni of.

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Anonymus, Christ lag in Todesbanden

Date: February 04,  2018

Five of the pieces in the Neumeister manuscript are without a named composer. Some scholars attribute these five pieces to Johann Michael Bach. To prelude to "Christ lag in Todesbanden" is one of those five anonymous pieces. It could well be written by Johann Michael Bach. Though since there is.

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Kauffmann's prelude to "Herr Jesu Christ, ich schrei zu dir" is a relatively simple three part piece. The choral melody is in the upper voice. The other two voices provide an accompaniment based on short fragments of the chorale melody. Kauffmann prescribes a simple 8', 4', 2' registration for this.

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Wilhelm Karges, Fantasia primi toni

Date: February 01,  2018

Wilhelm Karges (1613 or 1614 – 1699), was a German organist and composer in the North German organ tradition. He was born in Berlin, where he spent much of his life. In January 1646 he was appointed chamber musician and composer at the court of the Elector Friedrich Wilhelm of.

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Anonymus, Ricercar primi toni

Date: January 30,  2018

This is the last of the anonymous Ricercari from the organbook of Matthias Rottenau left for me to publish . It is, in my opinion, not the best of the anonymous Ricercari, the voice leading is in places awkward and the piece feels a bit stiff. It shows that the.

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Johann Anton Kobrich (1714 - 1791) was born in Landsberg am Lech as son of the town's organist. When his father died in 1730 Johann Anton became his successor as organist, a post he held for 61 years until his death. Shortly after his wife died in 1782, Johann Anton.

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