Johann Ludwig Krebs, Trio F Dur, KrebsWV 447

Date: September 24,  2017

The source for this charming Trio is an organ journal from around 1850. Published by Gotthilf Wilhelm Körner, it is available online as a digital copy. For my own enjoyment I made a transcription of it, and having done that, I might as well publish it. I made two versions..

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Heinrich Bach, Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott

Date: September 23,  2017

Heinrich Bach (1615 - 1692) was the brother of J.S. Bach's grandfather. Heinrich Bach himself was the grandfather of the first wife of J.S. Bach. As so many of the Bach-family, Heinrich was a talented musician. In 1641 he became organist at the Liebfrauen- und Oberkirche in Arnstadt, a position.

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The Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB) owns a manuscript (Mus.1-U-514) which contains works by Johann Christian Kittel. They range from very short preludes to elaborate sets of variations. One of these sets is the set of variantion on "Straf mich nicht in deinen Zorn". It's not clear.

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Anonymus, Ricercar octavi toni

Date: September 21,  2017

The organbook of Matthias Rottenau (Mus. Ms. 40615 from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) contains numerous works from unnamed composers. All the works contained are sorted by category. First come all the preludes (Preambuli), than Introiti, Toccate, Canzoni, Capricci and finally the Ricercari. The first bunch of pieces in each section.

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Buxtehude expressed the joyful occasion that is the subject of this choral with a soprano voice that richly adorns the choral melody. The soprano voice frequently reaches an octave above or below the actual choral melody. The most expresswive example of this is in the last two bars where he.

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The second chorale prelude of the Neumeister-Choräle-not-by-Johann-Sebastian is again a prelude by Johann Michael Bach. It is a sort of a triple-prelude: the chorale melody is treated three times: first in the soprano voice, then in the bass, and in the last part the melody is embelished with rapid scales.

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Kauffmann wrote two preludes on Nun danket alle Gott. They are both manualiter, well worked out pieces. The first one has the melody unadorned in the soprano voice. The other two voices provide a fluently moving accompaniment. The recording was done on the sample set of the Müller-organ in the.

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Kittel wrote two charming, little preludes to "O Trautigkeit, o Herzeleid", a bicinium and a siciliano. Since they are really small I decided to put them as one post. The recording was done on the sample set of the Holzey organ of St. Peter and Paul in Weissenau by Prospectum. Score.

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Johann Balthasar Kehl, Präludium

Date: September 16,  2017

Johann Balthasar Kehl's (1725 – 1778) claim to fame are the chorale preludes he published during his time in Erlangen, in four different volumes (Erste bis Vierte Sammlung einiger variierender Choräle, 1764). Each of these volumes contains 14 chorale preludes and one 'free' prelude. The chorale preludes from the second.

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Anonymus, Ricercar octavi toni

Date: September 13,  2017

The organbook of Matthias Rottenau (Mus. Ms. 40615 from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) contains numerous works from unnamed composers. All the works contained are sorted by category. First come all the preludes (Preambuli), than Introiti, Toccate, Canzoni, Capricci and finally the Ricercari. The first bunch of pieces in each section.

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The source for this publication is a handwritten copy by August Wilhelm Bach of 6 preludes and fugues composed by Ernst Friedrich Richter. One of them has an opus number, but the rest has not. I do not know whether that is because they have not been published before or.

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In the prelude to "Auf meinen lieben Gott" Kauffmann has the melody embellished in the soprano voice. Alto and bass provide a simple yet effective accompaniment. Kaufmann prescribes a quintadena 16' for this prelude. I follow Kauffmann's registration prescription closely in the recording. The recording was done on the sample.

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The Neumeister Collection is a compilation of 82 chorale preludes which was rediscovered in 1985. It attracted a lot of attention because it contained 39 chorale preludes attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, 32 of which were previously unknown. One of the attributions to J.S. Bach in the manuscript has been.

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The Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB) owns a manuscript (Mus.1-U-514) which contains works by Johann Christian Kittel. They range from very short preludes to elaborate sets of variations. I already posted 8 works from this manuscript (see Kittel in the composer index). I intended to publish all.

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Johann Andreas Kellner (1724 - 1785) was the younger brother of Johann Peter Kellner. Under the tuition of his brother Johann Andreas became organist. As such he worked in Arnstad, Gotha and Leipzig. Besides organ, he learned to play the horn as well. Only a few works of Johann Andreas.

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