Besides the works attributed to a composer, the Leipziger manuscript with signature Becker II.2.51 preserves two preludes and fugues and two fugues without a named composer. The preludes are in the North German style and the four fugues share strong similarities with the three fugues that do bear the name.

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Buttstett's prelude tot "Es stehn für Gottes Throne" is a three part piece, with the choral melody in the soprano voice. Intruiging is that in the manuscript source the scribe in three different places notates only half a bar. Perhaps in those places a half note rest is meant, though.

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The list of possible or spurious Bach works extends beyond the BWV-catalogue. Reinmar Emans made a list (around 1997) of chorale preludes that could possibly have been written by Johann Sebastian Bach. The list contains 198 items. Since 1997 some of the works on the list have been positively attributed.

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While preparing an edition containing all the works-not-by-JS-Bach from the Neumseister Sammlung, I found one work I have not yet published: Johann Michael's Bach prelude to "Auf meinen Gott". I did create a score, almost a year ago, and even recorded it, yet somehow forgot to publish it. Keeping track.

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Georg Wilhelm Saxer (? - 1740) was a German Baroque composer and organist. The Leipziger manuscript with signature Becker II.2.51 preserves three preludes and fugues by his hands, and two more anonymous preludes that are probably by his hand as well. They are very nice pieces in the style of.

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Writing a good and attractive bicinium is perhaps one of the most difficult tasks in writing music for the organ. Playing a bicinium is definitely one of the most difficult tasks in playing the organ. Both lines can be heard clearly and the player has to pay close attention to.

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The second Prelude by Heinrich Schedemann in the Lynar manuscript B3 is the prelude in g minor, WV 41. It is a bit longer than the e minor one (WV 38) from the same manuscript. After an elongated introduction (the first 24 bars) a fugal section starts with a.

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The list of possible or spurious Bach works extends beyond the BWV-catalogue. Reinmar Emans made a list (around 1997) of chorale preludes that could possibly have been written by Johann Sebastian Bach. The list contains 198 items. Since 1997 some of the works on the list have been positively attributed.

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I just learned that this piece is tentatively ascribed to Johann Heinrich Scheidemann, so I changed score and post title accordingly. For an introduction to the Lynar B3 manuscript, see here. The second complete anonymous piece in the Lynar B3 manuscript is a prelude in G. Short as.

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The list of possible or spurious Bach works extends beyond the BWV-catalogue. Reinmar Emans made a list (around 1997) of chorale preludes that could possibly have been written by Johann Sebastian Bach. The list contains 198 items. Since 1997 some of the works on the list have been positively attributed.

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Besides the one Prelude in e minor published some days ago, there survives one other work for keyboard instrument by Arnold Matthias Brunckhorst: the one movement Sonata in A major. According to Spitta and Wolffheim, J. S. Bach at one time owned the autograph of a keyboard sonata by.

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Anonymus, Præludium

Date: March 01,  2019

For an introduction to the Lynar B3 manuscript, see here. The first complete anonymous piece in the Lynar B3 manuscript is a prelude in D, or perhaps better, primi toni. Although the composer is unknown, it is quite certain, based on the quality of the composition, that the composer.

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Arnold Matthias Brunckhorst (~1670/1675 - 1725) was a German organist and composer. He was born in or near Celle. Beginning in 1693, he served as an organist at St. Andreas in Hildesheim. In 1697, he assumed the organist's post at the Stadtkirche in Celle. In 1720, he was appointed court.

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Seelen Bräutigam

Date: February 26,  2019

Sorge's prelude to "Seelen Bräutigam" is the last complete prelude in manuscript Go S 597. The manuscripts contains 5 more chorale preludes but sadly they are incomplete. The prelude to "Seelen Bräutigam" is again testimony to Sorge's ability to create a nice chorale prelude in trio texture. I can only.

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Heinrich Scheidemann, Praeludium, e moll

Date: February 24,  2019

The Lynar manuscripts were preserved in the holdings of the Duke of Lynar in Lübbenau, and are therefore also known as the Lübbenauer Orgeltabulaturen. Two of them, large codices in staff notation, bear the designation Lynar A1 and A2. The eleven disparate fascicles in German organ tablature bear the designation.

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