J. S. Bach as Organist: His Instruments, Music and Performance Practices

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In J. S. Bach as Organist, specialists from six countries explore Bach's relationship to his favorite instrument during all periods of his career. J. S. Bach as Organist is a book for scholars, performers, and students. Authoritative and wide-ranging.

Ernest May is Associate Professor of Music History and Organ at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He has edited Cantata 113 for the Neue Bach-Ausgabe and has contributed articles to the ...

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Overview

In J. S. Bach as Organist, specialists from six countries explore Bach's relationship to his favorite instrument during all periods of his career. J. S. Bach as Organist is a book for scholars, performers, and students. Authoritative and wide-ranging.

Ernest May is Associate Professor of Music History and Organ at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He has edited Cantata 113 for the Neue Bach-Ausgabe and has contributed articles to the Harvard Dictionary of Music, Bach-Jahrbuch, and other publications.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780253331816
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1986
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.55 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations *The Instruments Used by Bach
Ulrich DŠhnert, "Organs Played and Tested by J. S. Bach"
Hartmut Haupt, "Bach Organs in Thuringia"
Harald Vogel, "North German Organ Building of the Late Seventeenth Century: Registration and Tuning"
John Brombaugh, "Bach's Influence on Late Twentieth-Century Armerican Organ Building"
Marie-Claire Alain, "Why an Acquaintance with Early Organs Is Essential for Playing Bach" *Bach's Organ Music
Christoph Wolff, "Johann Adam Reinken and Johann Sebastian Bach: On the Context of Bach's Early Works"
Ernest May, "The Types, Uses, and Historical Position of Bach's Organ Chorales"
Werner Breig, "The 'Great Eighteen' Chorales: Bach's Revisional Process and the Genesis of the Work"
Christoph Wolff, "Bach's Personal Copy of the SchŸbler Chorales"
George Stauffer, "Fugue Types in Bach's Free Organ Works"
Friedhelm Krummacher, "Bach's Free Organ Works and the Stylus Phantasticus"
Laurence Dreyfus, "The Metaphorical Soloist: Concerted Organ Parts in Bach's Cantatas" *Matters of Performance Practice
George Stauffer, "Bach's Organ Registration Reconsidered"
Robert L. Marshall, "Organ or 'Klavier'? Instrumental Prescriptions in the Sources of Bach's Keyboard Works"
Luigi Ferninando Tagliavini, "Bach's Organ Transcription of Vivaldi's 'Grosso Mogul'"
Victoria Horn, "French Influence in Bach's Organ Works"
Peter Williams, "The Snares and Delusions of Notation: Bach's Early Organ Works"
Calendar of Events in Bach's Life as Organist
Index
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