This chorale prelude is one of Buxtehude's most-played chorale-based organ works. It is in Buxtehude's typical style in which the chorale melody appears elegantly ornamented in the soprano voice, accompanied by three other voices on a separate manual and the pedal. The material of the accompaniment is for a large.

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Sorge's second prelude to "Wit glauben all' an einen Gott" is more an intonation than a full prelude. It is relatively short and mostly in only three part writing. Ideal to keep me busy when my right leg wasn't able to join the organ playing fun. Since Reinmar Emans thought.

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Ernest Grosjean, without title

Date: April 30,  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 piece has no other title than "* * *". Perhaps I could.

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Kauffmann's prelude to ``Ach Herr, mich arme Sünder'' is a simple yet attractive bicinium. Well, I say 'simple', writing an attractive simple bicinium is never simple. The music nicely alternates between E flat major and c minor (or perhaps better: g phrygian), leaving the listener to wonder which of the.

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Yesterday I stumbled by accident on a recording of an organ trio in g minor, by Bach, I had never heard before, with the BWV number 584. I remember the excitement I felt in my youth when I heard an organ piece by Bach I had not heard before. And.

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Reinmar Emans made a list (around 1997) of chorale preludes that could possibly have been written by 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 other.

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Wilhelm Karges (?), Fantasia

Date: April 28,  2018

Manuscript Am. B. 340, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, contains three works that are generally believed to be composed by Wilhelm Karges: a Fantasia, a Prelude, and a Capriccio. The Capriccio is only half the work of Karges, as the second half of it is derived from a piece by.

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Bach's authorship of this chorale prelude on "Jese meine Freude" is doubted. And probably rightly so. The use of sequences is a bit bland and not as refined as you might expect from Bach. It's nevertheless a nice work in which the accompaniment of the choral melody is almost concert.

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Ernest Grosjean, Sortie

Date: April 25,  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 sortie is a surprisingly short work. I guess Grosjaen's church was empty.

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Another work by Sorge that appears in manuscript Mus ms 30376. It has again Sorge's favorite trio-like form. Or perhaps it is better to say that is my favorite form of chorale preludes by Sorge. This piece is no exception. The chorale melody is in the left hand, supported by.

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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 by 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 other.

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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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