Johann Friedrich Fasch(1688 - 1758), a German violinist and composer, was born in Buttelstedt near Weimar. He was a pupil of Johann Kuhnau and worked as violinist in Bayreuth and Leipzig. Later he served as organist in various cities in Bohemia. From 1722 till his death he was capelmeister in.

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Kauffmann's second prelude on this chorale melody is a three part piece. The chorale melody in the soprano voice, the other two parts weave a sixteenth note patterns beneath it. The recording was done on the sample set of the Müller-organ in the Sint Bavokerk in Haarlem by Voxus Organs.

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Kauffmann's second prelude on "Nun lob mein Seel den Herren" is a fugue on the first phrase of the chorale melody, though on a smaller scale than his first prelude on the same melody. Though Kauffmann gives no indication on the registration to be used, I think it suits the.

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Kauffmann's prelude on "Nun freut euch lieben Christen gemein" is a lovely bicinium. The left had accompanies with scales and broken chords the chorale melody in the right hand. Kauffmann prescribes (again!) a 16' reed for the left hand. And it acutally works quit well in this piece. The recording.

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The title of this choral suggest perhaps music with some brilliance. However, the music Kehl actually wrote is to my ears very modest. Therefore I play it with a somewhat slow tempo and a modest registration. The music has a nice, easy pace and sounds clearly on the brink of.

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Kauffmann prescribes again a 16-feet reed for this choral prelude. I tried the combination he suggets, but it makes the music very heavy to my ears. So I use a different registration in this recording. It's a well written piece. From each fragment of the chorale melody a short motif.

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Christian Erbach, Toccata primi toni

Date: June 17,  2017

The structure of this Toccata is actually quite similar as the structure of the Introïtus I posted a week ago: an introduction in stately chords, some passage work, a polyphonal section, and again some passagework. The title seems to suggest more a difference in use, than a difference in.

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This is the twin prelude to the one I posted two days ago. And then only because it has the same choral melody as subject and it's possibly written by Bach. I don't know why it is attributed as possibly written by Bach, because it doesn't strike me as.

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The choral "Lobt Gott ihr Chirsten all zugleich" inspired Kehl to a compose piece that is more early classical than baroque. It is a festive piece for a festive occasion (Christmas). The recording was done on the sample set of the Van Dam organ (1832) from Tholen by Voxus Organs.

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Again a piece that may or may not have been composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. It is an elegant piece in which the chorale melody flows in long lines, accompanied by faster eigth notes in a ternary rythm. Peculiar in this piece is that the soprano voice interrupts its play.

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Johann Adolph Scheibe, Partita VI

Date: June 12,  2017

Two manuscripts containing 7 keyboard partita's are held by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin. The partita's vary in length, the number of dances, their type and order seem somewhat arbitrary. But they all have one thing in common: they stick to the mind. Originally meant for harpsichord, they work very well on.

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Introïtus as a title sounds like it was meant to be played at the start of a service. And when I was active church organist I used to keep it easy, slow and rather soft at the start of a Sunday morning service. Hardly anyone appreciates a plenum when coming.

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Kauffmann's first prelude to ``In dich habe ich gehoffet'' is a fugue on the first phrase of the choral melody. It is a cleverly constructued piece. The fugue theme appears 8 times, twice in every voice. The four entrances in the exposition are easily discernable. It's the 6th and 7th.

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Yesterday I realized I still have to finish my series of choral preludes by Johann Balthasar Kehl. Only a few pieces left to go, and then it's time to round them all up in a new edition. The prelude on "Sei Lob und Ehr, dem höchsten Gut" is ont of the.

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Christian Erbach, Canzona tertii toni

Date: June 08,  2017

This is the second post with a piece from the organbook of Matthias Rottenau. The book is divided in several parts, each of which contains one type of piece: Praeambule, Introiti, Toccate, Canzone, Capricci and Ricercare. In each part, except the part with Capricci, Erbach is present with several pieces..

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