Kauffmann's second chorale prelude to "Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag" has the chorale melody in the soprano voice. The other two voices weave a smooth flowing accompaniment using sixeenth notes running up and down. Perhaps they are meant as a symbol of Christ rising? The recording was done on the.

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Kauffmann's chorale prelude to "Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag" is a fugato play between the first two phrases of the chorale melody. Kauffmann notates it on two staves with no indication of a pedal registration. Yet I thought it fitting to play the two lowest occurences of the chorale.

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Johann Michael Bach's prelude to "Dies sind die heil'gen zehn Gebot" is a four part piece that was probably meant to be played manualiter. Each phrase of the chorale melody is introduced with a little fore imitation in two of the other voices. The recording was done on.

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Kauffmann's chorale prelude to "Wo Gott zum Haus nicht gibt sein Gunst" is a nice example of Trio writing, with the chorale melody in the bass voice. The other two voices introduce each phrase of the chorale melody with short fore imitations. Kauffmann prescribes a Principal for both upper.

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Johann Georg Linike (160 - 1762) was a German composer and violinist, who worked a large part of his live as Capelmeister at the court of duke Adolf Frederik III of Mecklenburg-Strelitz . He wrote mainly works for orchestra and chamber music. Though he worked as harsichordist as well, I.

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Kauffmann's second chorale prelude to " Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" is even shorter than the fisrt one. Just 8 bars, whch are played twice. The chorale melody is in the tenor voice, so it makes a nice listening exercition: can you spot the chorale melody without looking.

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Bernhard Meyer was a German organist and composer. Little is known about his live and his year of birth has to be guessed. He was employed at the court of Anhalt-Zerbst until his death in 1713. Another thing that is known about him is that he was the teacher of.

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Kauffmann's first prelude to "Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" is a small treasure of contrapuntal writing. It has the chorale melody in the bass voice, while the other three voices accompany the chorale melody with the first phrase of the melody in imitation and in inversion. As short as.

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Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (1690 - 1749) was a prolific German baroque composer. He received his first musical education from his father. When he was thirteen, he was sent to study in Schneeberg, where he was taught music, including thoroughbass, by cantor Christian Umlaufft, a former student of Johann Kuhnau. He.

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Ernest Grosjean, Marche

Date: June 10,  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 Marche as music for organ seems to be a French invention. Lefebure-Wely.

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Other manuscript sources attribute this piece to Johann Pachelbel. Johann Gottfried Neumeister however attributes it in his collection to Johann Michael Bach. This piece can also be found in manuscript Mus Ms 30439, where it differs in little details from the version in Neumeister's manuscript. The version from manuscript Mus.

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The intended structure of Kauffmann's prelude to "O Lamm Gottes" is not immediately clear. Kauffmann gives an alternative ending for the piece that can be played from bar 9 and further. And the alternative has a second part, called "a 3 per Imitationes". Did Kauffmann intend this piece as a.

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Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667 - 1752) was a German born organist and composer who lived and worked for a large part in England. After his studies he became organist at the Prussian Court, and attained celebrity as a profound theorist and practical musician. An incident at Court in 1697 (he.

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Ernest Grosjean, Communion

Date: June 01,  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 Communion is a very nice, sweet flowing piece. Ideal to show of.

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Neumeister attributes this chorale prelude to Johann Michael Bach. In other sources it is attributed to Johann Pachelbel. A reason often given for this confusion is that Pachelbel's name was sometimes written as Bachelbel, and abbreviated as Bach. Since Neumeister's manuscript is believed to be reliable as far as attributions.

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