The Organ Music of J. S. Bach: Volume 1, Preludes, Toccatas, Fantasias, Fugues, Sonatas, Concertos and Miscellaneous Pieces (BWV 525-598, 802-805 etc)

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These paperback editions makes Peter Williams's influential scholarship available to a wider field of readers, including those with an interest in the ever-expanding discussions of original instrumentation and its implications for modern performance. Professor Williams examines Bach's organ works piece-by-piece, reconstructing for the present-day performer and listener the original context of the work. Form and style are analysed, with abundant musical examples and frequent allusions to the views of other ...

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These paperback editions makes Peter Williams's influential scholarship available to a wider field of readers, including those with an interest in the ever-expanding discussions of original instrumentation and its implications for modern performance. Professor Williams examines Bach's organ works piece-by-piece, reconstructing for the present-day performer and listener the original context of the work. Form and style are analysed, with abundant musical examples and frequent allusions to the views of other commentators. Each volume contains a preface, calendar, lists of musical sources and references, and an index.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521270786
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1985
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Music Series
  • Pages: 373
  • Product dimensions: 6.93 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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Peter Williams is an internationally renowned Bach scholar and performer. He was Professor of Performance Practice and the first Director of the Russell Collection of Harpsichords at the University of Edinburgh, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor at Duke University N. C., and is currently John Bird Professor at the University of Wales, Cardiff. He has written numerous books on the organ, organ history and organ repertoire. The first edition of The Organ Music of J. S. Bach was published in 1980 (vols I and II) and 1984 (vol. III).

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
BWV 131a Fugue in G minor 1
BWV 525-530 Six Sonatas 2
Preludes and Fugues (Praeludia) BWV 531-552 37
Eight Short Preludes and Fugues BWV 553-560 141
Miscellaneous pieces BWV 561-591 145
Concertos BWV 592-596 201
BWV 597 and 598 225
Orgelbuchlein BWV 599-644 227
Schubler Chorales BWV 645-650 317
Chorales formerly called 'The Eighteen' BWV 651-668 336
Chorales from Clavierubung III BWV 669-689 387
Chorales formerly called 'The Kirnberger Collection BWV 690-713 429
Miscellaneous chorals BWV 714-765 453
Chorale variations (partitas) BWV 766-771 499
BWV 790 528
Four Duets from Clavierubung III BWV 802-805 529
BWV 943, BWV 957, BWV 1027a and 1039a, BWV 1029.iii, BWV 1079.ii, BWV 1085 536
Chorales now called The Neumeister Collection BWV 1090-1120 541
Further works, in part of uncertain origin 575
Calendar 583
Glossary 585
Bibliography 591
Index of names 608
Index of BWV works cited 618
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