Besides the one Prelude in e minor published some days ago, there survives one other work for keyboard instrument by Arnold Matthias Brunckhorst: the one movement Sonata in A major. According to Spitta and Wolffheim, J. S. Bach at one time owned the autograph of a keyboard sonata by.

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Anonymus, Præludium

Date: March 01,  2019

For an introduction to the Lynar B3 manuscript, see here. The first complete anonymous piece in the Lynar B3 manuscript is a prelude in D, or perhaps better, primi toni. Although the composer is unknown, it is quite certain, based on the quality of the composition, that the composer.

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Arnold Matthias Brunckhorst (~1670/1675 - 1725) was a German organist and composer. He was born in or near Celle. Beginning in 1693, he served as an organist at St. Andreas in Hildesheim. In 1697, he assumed the organist's post at the Stadtkirche in Celle. In 1720, he was appointed court.

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Seelen Bräutigam

Date: February 26,  2019

Sorge's prelude to "Seelen Bräutigam" is the last complete prelude in manuscript Go S 597. The manuscripts contains 5 more chorale preludes but sadly they are incomplete. The prelude to "Seelen Bräutigam" is again testimony to Sorge's ability to create a nice chorale prelude in trio texture. I can only.

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Heinrich Scheidemann, Praeludium, e moll

Date: February 24,  2019

The Lynar manuscripts were preserved in the holdings of the Duke of Lynar in Lübbenau, and are therefore also known as the Lübbenauer Orgeltabulaturen. Two of them, large codices in staff notation, bear the designation Lynar A1 and A2. The eleven disparate fascicles in German organ tablature bear the designation.

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Ernest Grosjean, Sans Titre

Date: February 23,  2019

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 without a titel is the second the section called "Pièces Funèbres",.

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Sorge's prelude to "Zeuch ein zu deinen Toren" is in his by now familiar style of trio like introduction, and trio like treatment of the chorale melody. The introduction features twice the first phrase of the chorale melody. All melody notes are in the right spot, just with a lot.

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Georg Wilhelm Saxer (? - 1740) was a German Baroque composer and organist. The Leipziger manuscript with signature Becker II.2.51 preserves three preludes and fugues by his hands, and two more anonymous preludes that are probably by his hand as well. The are very nice pieces in the style of.

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In his prelude to "Jesum lieb ich ewiglich" Sorge employs the technique of the canon. Each phrase of the chorale melody is canonically answered in the bass or in the alto voice. The accompaniment in the alto voice is played on the Bovenwerk of the Tholen sample set (Fluit Dolce.

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Fortunato Chelleri, Fuga 6

Date: February 16,  2019

Fortunato Chelleri (1690 -1757) was an Italian Baroque composer. From his hand is a small bundle of 6 Fughe per il organo, composed around 1725. The sixth and last fugue is the most traditional of them all. Though the counterpoint is still not very strict (voices appearing and disappearing), it.

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Jesus meine Zuversicht

Date: February 15,  2019

Sorge's prelude to "Jesus, meine Zuversicht" is another fine example of Sorge's fine way of using a trio like texture to create a chorale prelude. The introduction is written for two voices and pedal. When the chorale melody enters the accompaniment is reduced to one voice and pedals. Sorge writes.

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Georg Wilhelm Saxer (? - 1740) was a German Baroque composer and organist. Not much of him is known. He was a pupil of Georg Böhm. In 1734 he was succesor of Böhm of the Sankt Johanniskirche in Lüneburg. Before 1734 he was organist of the Lambertikirche in Lüneburg. From.

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Fortunato Chelleri, Fuga 5

Date: February 12,  2019

Fortunato Chelleri (1690 -1757) was an Italian Baroque composer. From his hand is a small bundle of 6 Fughe per il organo, composed around 1725.The fifth of these fugues is actually not a fugue at all. It is more like one of the two part inventions of J. S.Bach. And.

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Sorge's prelude to "Erstanden ist der heilig Christ is not as exuberant as his prelude to "Heut triumphiret Gottes Sohn" I uploaded two days ago. One could call it even strange that a prelude with this title is written in a minor. Yet the tripple meter and the subtle three.

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Fortunato Chelleri, Fuga 4

Date: February 09,  2019

Fortunato Chelleri (1690 -1757) was an Italian Baroque composer. From his hand is a small bundle of 6 Fughe per il organo, composed around 1725. They are works that forshadow the galant and even the classical period. Each of the fugues starts as a 4 part piece and each of.

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