Johann Michael's Bach prelude to "Es spricht der unweisen Mund wohl gar" is again a simple three part piece. The chorale melody is played in the soprano part, and the other two voices play an effective accompaniment. Easy as it is to play, one cannot but admire the effectivenes and.

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Neumeister's transcription of Bach's prelude to "Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält" contains surprisingly few errors. Perhaps because it is a piece with just three parts? Bach wrote a nice piece, with the chorale melody in the soprano voice. The accompanying two voices start of with the first.

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Manuscript Becker III.8.43. owned by the Sachsische Landes- und Universitatsbibliothek contains 4 fugues by Johann Ludwig Krebs. The scribe made lots of errors in his transcriptions. So it is a bit of a guess sometimes what is actually meant. The last of these four is the fugue in f minor,.

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Neumeister ascribes the choral prelude to "Ach Gott vom Himmel, sieh darein" to Johann Michael Bach. In two other manuscript sources (both the Plauener Orgelbuch and the Königsberger manuscript) however the piece is ascribed to Johann Heinrich Buttstett. Neumeister's error was probably caused by the fact that in most manuscripts.

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Neumeister's transcription of Bach's prelude to "Warum betrübst du dich mein Herz" gives again many reasons to doubt the correctness of his transcriptions. Some of the notes seem wrong and though the pieces starts of as a four part piece, from bar 9 onwards one of the voices disappears. Did.

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Manuscript Becker III.8.43. owned by the Sachsische Landes- und Universitatsbibliothek contains 4 fugues by Johann Ludwig Krebs. The scribe made lots of errors in his transcriptions. So it is a bit of a guess sometimes what is actually meant. The second of these four is the fugue in E flat.

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This piece appears not only in Neumeister's manuscript, but is present in Mus. Ms. 30439 as well. I published the version from that last source two years ago and it is (of course) present in the Edition based on that manuscript. The version in Neumeister's manuscript differs is.

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Ernest Grosjean, Offertoire bref

Date: September 19,  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. As far as I know, "bref" means "short". So this is a short.

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Bach's prelude to "Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt" is a small fugue on the first phrase of the melody. This phrase appears at least 7 times, though I think that Neumeister forgot two crucial notes in bar 17. As is so often the case in Neumeister's transcriptions a voice.

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Johann Ludwig Krebs, Fuga c moll, KrebsWV 426

Date: September 16,  2018

Manuscript Becker III.8.43. owned by the Sachsische Landes- und Universitatsbibliothek contains 4 fugues by Johann Ludwig Krebs. The scribe made lots of errors in his transcriptions. So it is a bit of a guess sometimes what is actually meant. The first of these four is the fugue in c minor,.

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Bach's chorale prelude to "Kommt her zu mir spricht Gottes Sohn" is not only present in the Neumeister Sammlung, but is present in Mus. Ms. 30439 as well. I published the version from that last source two years ago and it is (of course) present in the Edition.

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Ernest Grosjean, Invocation

Date: September 12,  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 Invocation is a modest lyrical piece, that can be beautifully coloured with.

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Five of the pieces in the Neumeister manuscript are without a named composer. Based on stylistical grounds and on references to other sources two of these pieces can be attributed to Johan Pachelbel, two to Johann Michael Bach and one to Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow. The prelude to "Was mein Gott.

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Ein Lämmlein geht

Date: September 08,  2018

"Ein Lämmelin geht" is a Lutheran hymn for Passiontide, often sung on the melody of "An Wasserflüssen Babylon". Sorge wrote a prelude that captures the mood of the text and the tide perfectly. The melody is played in long notes, accompanied by flowing triplets full of alterations, creating mellow dissonants..

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Ernest Grosjean, Mélodie

Date: September 07,  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 is meant for use during Élévation of Communion. As such it.

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