Wilhelm Karges, “J.P.”, Capricio in A

Date: January 31,  2020

Manuscript Am.B. 340 was presumably written by Wilhelm Karges. As was usual in those days composers were indicated with their initials rather than there full names. Or were not indicated at all. If Karges indicates no composer then we can only assume the piece was composed by Karges himself or.

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Gottfried Kirchhoff (1686 - 1746) was a German organist and composer. He was born in MÜhlbeck and got his musical training from Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow. Along with Händel, Kirchhoff was one of Zachow's most brilliant students. In 1714 Kirchhoff moved to Halle, where he became organist and director musices at.

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Zachow wrote a four part fugato on the first phrase of the chorale melody of "Wir glauben all' an einen Gott". Though each voice plays the fugato theme two or three times, the four voices seldom play all four at the same time. So you could say that Zachow cheated.

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Wilhelm Karges, “F.S.”, Capricio in D

Date: January 27,  2020

Manuscript Am.B. 340 was presumably written by Wilhelm Karges. As was usual in those days composers were indicated with their initials rather than there full names. Or were not indicated at all. If Karges indicates no composer then we can only assume the piece was composed by Karges himself or.

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Manuscript Mus ms 40037, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, contains 5 chorale preludes to "Jesus Christus, under Heiland, der von uns". At least three of them were composed by Zachow. The one designated as LV 7 in the Lohman catalogue is a fugato based on the first phrase of the.

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Manuscript Mus ms 40037, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, contains over 40 choral preludes composed by Zachow or his pupil Kirchhof. They cover most of the liturgical year, with choral preludes ranging from the Advent periode to Pentecost. "Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott" is a Lutheran hymn for Pentecost, with.

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Manuscript Mus ms 40037, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, contains 5 chorale preludes to "Jesus Christus, under Heiland, der von uns". At least three of them were composed by Zachow. The one designated as LV 36 in the Lohman catalogue is in the simple yet effective three part style that.

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Ernest Grosjean, Offertoire funèbre

Date: January 22,  2020

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 second half of this volume is a section called "Pièces Funèbres", pieces.

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Manuscript Mus ms 40037, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, contains 5 chorale preludes to "Jesus Christus, under Heiland, der von uns". Three of them were composed by Zachow, two remain anonymous. Though there is no indication of a composer for both of these preludes, I think it is safe to.

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Zachow wrote a nice three part chorale prelude to "O Lamm Gottes unschuldig". The chorale melody is in the upper voice, while the other two voices play an accompaniment in eigth notes. It is a great example to study for anyone who whishes to learn how to write a simple.

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Wilhelm Karges, Fantasia in A (2)

Date: January 19,  2020

The next composition in manuscript Am.B. 340 (after the Fantasia in G, published last week) is again an anonymous composition and I do not know on which original it might be based. The composition consists of two parts with each it's own motif, though the two motifs are closely linked..

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Ernest Grosjean, Memento

Date: January 18,  2020

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 second half of this volume is a section called "Pièces Funèbres", pieces.

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Manuscript Mus ms 40037, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, contains 5 chorale preludes to "Jesus Christus, under Heiland, der von uns". Three of them were composed by Zachow, two remain anonymous. Though there is no indication of a composer for both of these preludes, I think it is safe to.

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Wilhelm Karges (?), Fantasia in G

Date: January 16,  2020

Manuscript Am.B. 340, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, contains some 45 organ pieces, presumably copied, adapted and/or composed by Wilhelm Karges. The model or original of this Fantasia in G is not known to me. Karges made a composition out of it, that consists of two halves with some scales.

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Ernest Grosjean, Prélude

Date: January 14,  2020

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 second half of this volume is a section called "Pièces Funèbres", pieces.

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