Ernest Grosjean, Pastorale

Date: April 22,  2018

Ernest Grosjean (1844 - 1936) published "Pièces pour orgue ou harmonium", a set of 56 pieces in two volumes, in 1902. The first volume contains 33 easy pieces, that can be played without the use of pedals. The picturesque pastorale is in straightforward A-B-A form with a more harmonically involved.

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Kauffmann's prelude to ``Es spricht der unweisen Mund wohl'' is written for two manuals and pedal. It is however not immediately clear which part should be played with the (left) hand and which part with the feet. If the bass part is meant for the feet it is of enormous.

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Ernest Grosjean, Mélodie

Date: April 21,  2018

Ernest Grosjean (1844 - 1936) published "Pièces pour orgue ou harmonium", a set of 56 pieces in two volumes, in 1902. The first volume contains 33 easy pieces, that can be played without the use of pedals. In this charming little ``Mélodie'' I double some of the bass-notes in the.

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Reinmar Emans made a list (around 1997) of chorale preludes that could possibly have been written b y Johann Sebastian Bach. The list contains 198 items. Since 1997 some of the works on the list have been positively attributed to other composers, some are supposed to have been written by.

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Ernest Grosjean, Offertoire

Date: April 20,  2018

Ernest Grosjean (1844 - 1936) published "Pièces pour orgue ou harmonium", a set of 56 pieces in two volumes, in 1902. The first volume contains 33 easy pieces, that can be played without the use of pedals. The sixth piece is again an offertoire. Grosjean call again for a forceful.

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Kaufmann wrote three choral preludes to "Vater unser im Himmelreich", two of which are bicinia. This is the second bicinium, with the chorale melody in the bassvoice. Like in the other bicinium is based on the choral melody. Each fragment accompanied by itself in half or even quarter note values..

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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 Sammlung contains a third version of this piece. The major difference with the other two versions is that Neumeister does not indicate the use.

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Johann Christoph Bach (1642 - 1703) was the eldest son of Heinrich Bach and (thus) a brother of Johann Michael Bach. In 1685 he was appointed town organist at St George's in Eisenach and also to the post of organist and harpsichordist in the court Kapelle of the Duke of.

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Ernest Grosjean, Sortie

Date: April 14,  2018

Ernest Grosjean (1844 - 1936) published "Pièces pour orgue ou harmonium", a set of 56 pieces in two volumes, in 1902. The first volume contains 33 easy pieces, that can be played without the use of pedals. The fifth piece is a sortie. Not a fastpaced boisterous one, it feels.

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The Neumeister Sammlung contains 5 chorale preludes written by Georg Andreas Sorge, Neumeister's teacher at the organ. The five pieces by Sorge were probably added after Neumeister copied the main repertoire in his manuscript. They were certainly copied from a different source, since Sorge's preludes are not only much more.

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Ernest Grosjean, Canzone

Date: April 13,  2018

Ernest Grosjean (1844 - 1936) published "Pièces pour orgue ou harmonium", a set of 56 pieces in two volumes, in 1902. The first volume contains 33 easy pieces, that can be played without the use of pedals. This canzone is a very nice lirycal work in a simple A-B-A form..

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Kaufmann wrote three choral preludes to "Vater unser im Himmelreich". The second is a bicinium, with the choral melody in the soprano voice. The accompaniment in the left hand part is also based on the choral melody. Each fragment accompanied by itself in half or even quarter note values. Kauffmann.

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Ernest Grosjean, Offertoire

Date: April 11,  2018

Ernest Grosjean (1844 - 1936) published "Pièces pour orgue ou harmonium", a set of 56 pieces in two volumes, in 1902. The first volume contains 33 easy pieces, that can be played without the use of pedals. In this Offertoire Grosjean prescrobes 'Grand Choeur' for all manuals. I allways thought.

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Sorge's second chorale prelude to "Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott" from manuscript Mus Ms 30376 (Staatsbibliothek Berlin) shows him from another side. No trio like texture, but an imitatory introduction based on the first phrase of the chorale melody. Contrapuntal writing is not Sorge's best trait. The writing feels a.

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Ernest Grosjean, Duetto

Date: April 10,  2018

Ernest Grosjean (1844 - 1936) published "Pièces pour orgue ou harmonium", a set of 56 pieces in two volumes, in 1902. The first volume contains 33 easy pieces, that can be played without the use of pedals. Though simple, these pieces are elegant and well written. The Duetto is proof.

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