The prelude to the choral "Herr, ich habe misgehandelt" is another beautiful organ composition by Christian Gotthil Tag. I keep wondering why the music of this composer is not played more often by organists. The music beautifully expresses the feelings of remorse and regret. A revival of Tag's music is.

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Zachow's prelude to the choral "Herr Jesu Christ, waht Mensch und Gott" is an unpretentious 3 part composition. The choral melody is played in the soprano voice, accompanied by the other two voices in what is essentially an with eight notes filled in harmonization. Only in the first bars Zachow.

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Zachow's prelude to "Jesu, der du meine Seele" is setup as a short double fugue on the first phrase of the choral melody and a free counter subject. The counterpoint shows Zachow's craftmanship, and the result is a nice choral prelude, just not a very memorable one. The recording was done.

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Kirchhoff's prelude to the choral "Wenn wir in höchsten Nöthen sein" is a peculiar piece. The choral meody is played unisono on the manuals and the pedal. Between each phrase of the melody Kitchhoff writes some virtuaosic passage work. The result is rather frivolous and not what you might expect.

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There exist two versions of Zachow's prelude to "Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ". One ends in b flat major and is the longer one of the two, and the other, shorter one, ends in g minor.As they have many bars in common they are quite probably different versions of.

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As I publish these pieces more or less in the order as they appear in manuscript Mus. ms. 40037, the next one in line is Zachow's prelude to "Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält". No intricate counterpoint this time. Zachow writes the choral melody in the upper voice,.

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Somewhere before my ice-skating accident I had already finished the recordings of remainder of the pieces from manuscript Mus. ms. 40037, and of three more pieces by Christian Gotthilf Tag. Now that I am mainly busy with the rehabilitation of my left hand and perhaps even some playing with my.

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Tomorrow I'm going to the hospital and they will (probably) remove the cast around my wrist. And then I can start playing with my left hand again. The hand has been immobile for over three weeks, so it'll probably take some practise to get rid of the inevitable stiffnes. As.

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Auke Jongbloed, Trio (for two limbs)

Date: March 05,  2021

As I am a bit handicapped at the moment (broken wrist, torn knee ligaments) I am on the lookout for organ music that can be played with one hand and one foot. It turns out that there is no music at all specifically written for one hand and one foot..

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Twelve days ago, while skating, I had a little accident and broke my left wrist and tore the ligaments of my left knee. The left side of my body is therefore out of the game of playing the organ for a while. When you're a pianist and you lose the.

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Christian Gotthilf Tag, Wir Christenleut

Date: February 05,  2021

Christian Gotthilf Tag is one of those composers that nowadays is largely forgotten, yet whose music is qctually quite good and sometimes quite original. The choral preludes I've already published and played by Tag's hand, were without exception very well written works. Tag's choral prelude on the melody of.

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The same manuscript that was the source for Zachow's prelude to "Was mein Gott will, das gescheh allzeit", features a composition by Zachow's pupil Kirchhoff on the same melody. It is nice to compare both compositions. Where Zachow's composition is firmly rooted in the Baroque tradition, Kirchhoff is in his.

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Zachow's prelude to "Was mein Gott will das gescheh allzeit" (LV 23) is a solidly written composition, though perhaps a bit scholarly like. Each phrase of the choral melody gets a short fugato treatment. As the melody nicely alternates between C major and a minor, the prelude does as well,.

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When I practise one of the familiar compositions on the reportoire, I like to make my own score from the manuscript source or from an old edition of the work. Last week I practised Buxtehude's Ciacona in e minor and created a score from the only manuscript source that is.

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Only 6 choral preludes by Hanff's hand are known. And that is a pity because these 7 are of high quality. The source for this transription of Hanff's prelude to "Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit" is the Frankenberg manuscript, written by Johann Gottfried Walther and nowadays in the.

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