A few months ago I published Fasch's Triosonate in c moll (FaWV N:c2). Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed the first two parts of this Sonata for organ. For many years BWV 585 was considered a genuine piece by Bach, which shows the quality of the work of Fasch. When I.

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Kauffmann's prelude to "Heut fanget an das neue Jahr" is a cleverly constructed fugue. In the exposition the theme is (halfway) answered by its own inversion. This play between the first version of the theme and its inversion continues the rest of the fugue. There seems not to be much.

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This choral prelude by Buttstett presents th e choral melody twice. The first time in long notes in the spoprano voice. The second time again in the soprano voice, but richly embellished. The music ends in a long run of 32th notes down the scale to the low a on.

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Johann Balthasar Kehl (1725 – 1778) was a German organist, cellist and composer. Kehl's claim to fame are the chorale preludes he published during his time in Erlangen, in four different volumes (Erste bis Vierte Sammlung einiger variierender Choräle, 1764). Each of those volumes contains 14 chorale preludes, preceded by.

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Anonymus, Ricercar quarti toni

Date: October 04,  2017

Another one of the pieces from the organbook of Matthias Rottenau (Mus. Ms. 40615 from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) that is probably possibly perhaps a Ricercar. It is one of the shortest of the ricercari, beautiful in its gentle flowing lines. The recording was done on the sample set of the.

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Kauffmann's prelude to "Jesus Christus unser Heiland" is a magnificent Trio. The first phrase of the choral melody is combined with a chromatic descending line, written in double counterpoint to the choral melody. Both subjects appear throughout the piece in all three voices. It effectively depicts the suffering of Christ.

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Since I started transcribing the works from BWV Anhang II (the list of works that are possibly composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, but the authorship of which is uncertain) I read a bit more about these spurious works. There are a lot more of them than I knew. The list.

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The Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB) owns a manuscript (Mus.1-U-514) which contains works by Johann Christian Kittel. They range from very short preludes to elaborate sets of variations. This is one of the longer preludes. In the manuscript this piece is notated on two staves, nevertheless I.

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The third chorale prelude of the Neumeister-Choräle-not-by-Johann-Sebastian is again a prelude by Johann Michael Bach. It is a short prelude on the melody of "Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn". The choral melody is divided into sections with 4 part writing and sections with two-part writing. The four part sections.

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Kauffmann wrote two preludes on Nun danket alle Gott. They are both manualiter, well worked out pieces. The second one has the melody in the soprano voice, richly adorned with fluent sixteenth notes. The left hand accompanies with static chords. The registration is according to Kauffmann prescription. Note that the.

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Johann Georg Meister (1793 - 1870) was a German organist and composer. He was organist in the Stadtkirche in Hildburghausen. During his life he published several volumes of compositions for the organ, intended for use in musical education and for use during service. Some of these volumes are still available.

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Johann Heinrich Buttstett, In dulci jubilo

Date: September 26,  2017

The style of this work is very similar to one of the preludes Buttstett wrote for "Gottes Sohn ist kommen". The choral melody is in the bass, the hands accompany the melody with lots of flourishes and embellishments. The recording was done with the sample set, made by Organ Art.

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Anonymus, Ricercar primi toni

Date: September 25,  2017

Another one of the pieces from the organbook of Matthias Rottenau (Mus. Ms. 40615 from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) that is probably possibly perhaps a Ricercar. The manuscript contains, I think, some errors in this piece. Unlikely dissonants that are more likely caused by a transcription error than that they.

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Johann Ludwig Krebs, Trio F Dur, KrebsWV 447

Date: September 24,  2017

The source for this charming Trio is an organ journal from around 1850. Published by Gotthilf Wilhelm Körner, it is available online as a digital copy. For my own enjoyment I made a transcription of it, and having done that, I might as well publish it. I made two versions..

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Heinrich Bach, Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott

Date: September 23,  2017

Heinrich Bach (1615 - 1692) was the brother of J.S. Bach's grandfather. Heinrich Bach himself was the grandfather of the first wife of J.S. Bach. As so many of the Bach-family, Heinrich was a talented musician. In 1641 he became organist at the Liebfrauen- und Oberkirche in Arnstadt, a position.

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