Rudolf Löw, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland

Date: December 07,  2019

Rudolf Löw (1832 - 1898) was a Swiss organist and composer. He was a student of Carl Ferdinand Becker (Orgel) and Ignaz Moscheles (Piano). In 1864 he became first organist in the newly build Elisabethkirch. As composer he wrote mostly in a style inspired by the old masters of counterpoint.

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Dietrich Buxtehude, Magnificat, BuxWV 204

Date: November 29,  2019

Manuscript Mus Ms 30280, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin contains a magnificat of Dietrich Buxtehude, consisting of four seperate parts. They are generally published as two seperate pieces, in the catalogue of Buxtehude's compositions designated as BuxWV 204 and BuxWV 205. The reason for this is perhaps another manuscript source,.

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Some of the spurious compositions attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, are not even included in the second appendix of Schmieder's catalogue of Bach's works. That could be because Schmieder considered them not to be compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, or because they were not known in the time Schmieder.

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Some of the spurious compositions attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, are not even included in the second appendix of Schmieder's catalogue of Bach's works. That could be because Schmieder considered them not to be compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, or because they were not known in the time Schmieder.

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The two choral preludes on the melody of "Sei Lob und Ehr und hohem Preis" BWV AnhII 62a and 62b appear in the same manuscript next to each other. I'm not sure why they have the numbers 62a and 62b instead of 62 and 63. They are of course related.

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The two choral preludes on the melody of "Sei Lob und Ehr und hohem Preis" BWV AnhII 62a and 62b appear in the same manuscript next to each other. I'm not sure why they have the numbers 62a and 62b instead of 62 and 63. They are of course related.

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Auke Jongbloed, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland

Date: November 16,  2019

Three weeks ago I published the score of a choral prelude by Johann Gottfried Walther, based on the melody of "Nun komm der Heiden Heiland" (in English: "Now come, Savior of the heathens"). I wrote that even though Walther's composition seems simple, it is not easy to write music.

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger (1721 – 1783) was a musician, composer and music theorist. Possibly, though not verified, he was a pupil of Johann Sebastian Bach, visiting Leipzig in 1741. From 1741 to 1751, Johann Philipp Kirnberger lived in Poland and worked for various noblemen of that country. He returned to.

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The third and last of the three spurious chorale preludes to the Christmas choral "Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her" is a bicinium. The right hand plays the choral melody and the left hand plays a one part accompaniment. It is a well constructed piece with ingeniously constructued motivic.

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The second of the three spurious chorale preludes to the Christmas choral "Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her" is the most virtuosic of the three. It feautures a concerto like accompaniment played by the hands to the choral melody played by the feet. As in the first variatio of.

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In the series of spurious works by (or not) Johann Sebastian Bach, I skip two compositions for now (BWV Anh. II 62a and 62b) to reach three choral preludes to the Christmas choral "Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her". The first of these three is the most simple and.

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Composing a bicinium is one of the most difficult compositorial tasks there is. When you first see the score of a bicinium it does not seem very difficult. After all, there are only two musical lines, one for the left hand and one for the right hand. What can be.

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Anonymus, Præludium

Date: November 05,  2019

Of the Lynar manuscripts in the B series, manuscript B9 is the shortest. It contains only two organ preludes. The are both without indication of a composer. The second one, though short, is a well composed work. After a short introduction of four bars the soprano voice states a short.

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When you listen to Tag's choral prelude to "Wach auf mein Herz und Singe" you can not but wonder whether he and Johann Christoph Oley knew each other. Tag's choral prelude is very similar to the prelude Oley composed the the choral "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern". As they are.

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Anonymus, Præludium

Date: October 31,  2019

Of the Lynar manuscripts in the B series, manuscript B9 is the shortest. It contains only two organ preludes. The are both without indication of a composer. The first of them is unique in the collection in that is has a five part texture. Though it is without the indication.

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