J.S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales

J.S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales

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On the 250th anniversary of the composer's death, this volume offers an in-depth look at the qGreat Eighteenq organ chorales, among the most celebrated works for organ, and a milestone in the history of the chorale. Addressed to organists, scholars, and general listeners alike, this lucid and engaging book examines the music from a wide spectrum of historical and analytical perspectives. Stinson examines the models used by Bach in conceiving the original pieces, his subsequent compilation of these works into a collection, and his compositional process as preserved by the autograph manuscript. Himself an accomplished organist, Stinson also considers various issues of performance practice and concludes with a discussion of the music's reception--its dissemination in manuscript and printed form, its performance history, and its influence on later composers. Completely up-to-date and presenting a wealth of new material, much of it translated into English for the first time, this study will open up fresh perspectives on some of the composer's greatest creations.in distinction to the more virtuosic and free aquot;concert styleaquot; of his piano transcriptions of Bacha#39;s free instrumental works. ... and Alfred Bren- deL39 Above all, what makes this piece so effective on the piano is the walking-bass pedal line , which, anbsp;...

Title:J.S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales
Author: Russell Stinson
Publisher:Oxford University Press on Demand - 2003-03-01

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