Kaufmann wrote three choral preludes to "Vater unser im Himmelreich", two of which are bicinia. This is the second bicinium, with the chorale melody in the bassvoice. Like in the other bicinium is based on the choral melody. Each fragment accompanied by itself in half or even quarter note values..

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I already published two versions of Johann Michael Bach's prelude to ``Allein Gott in het Höh sei Ehr''. (see here and here). The Neumeister Sammlung contains a third version of this piece. The major difference with the other two versions is that Neumeister does not indicate the use.

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Johann Christoph Bach (1642 - 1703) was the eldest son of Heinrich Bach and (thus) a brother of Johann Michael Bach. In 1685 he was appointed town organist at St George's in Eisenach and also to the post of organist and harpsichordist in the court Kapelle of the Duke of.

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Ernest Grosjean, Sortie

Date: April 14,  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 fifth piece is a sortie. Not a fastpaced boisterous one, it feels.

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The Neumeister Sammlung contains 5 chorale preludes written by Georg Andreas Sorge, Neumeister's teacher at the organ. The five pieces by Sorge were probably added after Neumeister copied the main repertoire in his manuscript. They were certainly copied from a different source, since Sorge's preludes are not only much more.

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Ernest Grosjean, Canzone

Date: April 13,  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 canzone is a very nice lirycal work in a simple A-B-A form..

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Kaufmann wrote three choral preludes to "Vater unser im Himmelreich". The second is a bicinium, with the choral melody in the soprano voice. The accompaniment in the left hand part is also based on the choral melody. Each fragment accompanied by itself in half or even quarter note values. Kauffmann.

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Ernest Grosjean, Offertoire

Date: April 11,  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. In this Offertoire Grosjean prescrobes 'Grand Choeur' for all manuals. I allways thought.

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Sorge's second chorale prelude to "Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott" from manuscript Mus Ms 30376 (Staatsbibliothek Berlin) shows him from another side. No trio like texture, but an imitatory introduction based on the first phrase of the chorale melody. Contrapuntal writing is not Sorge's best trait. The writing feels a.

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Ernest Grosjean, Duetto

Date: April 10,  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. Though simple, these pieces are elegant and well written. The Duetto is proof.

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Manuscript Mus Ms 30376 (Staatsbibliothek Berlin) contains 4 chorale prelude that were certainly written by Sorge and 2 that were probably/possibly written by Sorge. Combined with the Sorge preludes from the Neumeister Sammlung, and the preludes from Go. S. 597 (Sachsische Landes- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden) I'm building a nice collection.

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Ernest Grosjean, Prière

Date: April 08,  2018

Ernest Grosjean (1844 - 1936) was born in Vagney (Vosges). After studying piano, organ, harmony, music composition and fugue he became organist in the cathedral of Uzès (Gard) in 1864. Four years later he became maître de chapelle of the Verdun Cathedral, a post he held until 1935. The last.

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Kittel's sixth and last fugue is the most ambitious of the six. It has all the usual trickery of a fugue: inversion, dimunition, augmentation, and stretto. The only thing missing is the backwards motion of the theme. Though it's of course possible that it's there and I have not found.

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The original source of this piece in manuscript Am B 340 is a Fantasia in D Dorian by Johann Pieterszoon Sweelinck. The original fantasia is some 12 minutes long. Karges boils it down to around 3 minutes. He takes the opening fragment and two fragments near the end of.

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Kittel's fifth fugue is a three voice fugue with a chromatic theme. The the appears some 13 times in just 48 bars, two times in a row in one voice and once in stretto. The counter voices are often chromatic as well, leading to a piece that touches all physical.

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