Ernest Grosjean, Offertoire funèbre

Date: January 22,  2020

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 second half of this volume is a section called "Pièces Funèbres", pieces.

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Manuscript Mus ms 40037, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, contains 5 chorale preludes to "Jesus Christus, under Heiland, der von uns". Three of them were composed by Zachow, two remain anonymous. Though there is no indication of a composer for both of these preludes, I think it is safe to.

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Zachow wrote a nice three part chorale prelude to "O Lamm Gottes unschuldig". The chorale melody is in the upper voice, while the other two voices play an accompaniment in eigth notes. It is a great example to study for anyone who whishes to learn how to write a simple.

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Wilhelm Karges, Fantasia in A (2)

Date: January 19,  2020

The next composition in manuscript Am.B. 340 (after the Fantasia in G, published last week) is again an anonymous composition and I do not know on which original it might be based. The composition consists of two parts with each it's own motif, though the two motifs are closely linked..

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Ernest Grosjean, Memento

Date: January 18,  2020

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 second half of this volume is a section called "Pièces Funèbres", pieces.

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Manuscript Mus ms 40037, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, contains 5 chorale preludes to "Jesus Christus, under Heiland, der von uns". Three of them were composed by Zachow, two remain anonymous. Though there is no indication of a composer for both of these preludes, I think it is safe to.

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Wilhelm Karges (?), Fantasia in G

Date: January 16,  2020

Manuscript Am.B. 340, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, contains some 45 organ pieces, presumably copied, adapted and/or composed by Wilhelm Karges. The model or original of this Fantasia in G is not known to me. Karges made a composition out of it, that consists of two halves with some scales.

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Ernest Grosjean, Prélude

Date: January 14,  2020

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 second half of this volume is a section called "Pièces Funèbres", pieces.

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The full first phrase of this choral reads "Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, der von uns den Gotteszorn wandt" (Jesus Christ, our Savior, who turned God's wrath away from us). Martin Luther wrote it around 1524 for communion. The full title is a bit long, but it cannot abbreviated to "Jesus.

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Ernest Grosjean, Offertoire bref

Date: January 09,  2020

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 second half of this volume is a section called "Pièces Funèbres", pieces.

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Manuscript Am.B. 340, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, contains some 45 organ pieces, presumably copied by Wilhelm Karges. Of some of the compositions contained in this manuscript the original model and composer is known. Most of them remain anopnymous. What they all have in common is that (presumably) Karges adapted.

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Yesterday I published the first of two preludes to "Christ lag in Todesbanden", contained in manuscript Mus ms 40037, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin. The first of these is acribed to Zachow in the manuscript. The second does not have an indication of the composer. In 1966 Heinz Lohmann published.

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Manuscript Mus ms 40037, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, contains over 40 choral preludes composed by Zachow or his pupil Kirchhof. Transcribing these preludes is a nice new project for the new year. I'll start with the two preludes to "Christ lag in Todesbanden". In the manuscript only the first.

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The Sächsische Landes- und Universitätsbibliothek in Dresden posesses a manuscript of 12 organ compositions by Rudolf Löw's hand. It is his opus 1, which he dedicated to his teacher Carl Ferdinand Becker. Löw mostly emplois forms and procedures from the Baroque era with a harmonic language that is sometimes slightly.

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Wilhelm Karges (?), Fantasia in D

Date: January 01,  2020

Manuscript Am.B. 340, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin, contains some 45 organ pieces, presumably copied by Wilhelm Karges. The composers are sometimes given with there initials, but most pieces remain anonymous in the manuscript. Most compositions contained in this manuscript are no longer than two facing pages, have a comparable.

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