The Organ Music of J. S. Bach: Volume 2

The Organ Music of J. S. Bach: Volume 2

by Peter Williams


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Taking account of Bach scholarship of the past twenty-five years, the first two volumes of Peter Williams's classic study of Bach's organ works are fully revised. This work is a piece-by-piece commentary on this ever-popular repertoire, demonstrating the music's unique qualities and how we might hear and play it today. The book follows the order of the Bach catalog (BWV): beginning with the sonatas, followed by the "free works" and the chorales, and ending with the doubtful works, including the "newly discovered chorales" of

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521215176
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/13/1980
Series: Cambridge Studies in Music Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

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).

Table of Contents

List of abbreviationsix
BWV 131a Fugue in G minor1
BWV 525-530 Six Sonatas2
Preludes and Fugues (Praeludia) BWV 531-55237
Eight Short Preludes and Fugues BWV 553-560141
Miscellaneous pieces BWV 561-591145
Concertos BWV 592-596201
BWV 597 and 598225
Orgelbuchlein BWV 599-644227
Schubler Chorales BWV 645-650317
Chorales formerly called 'The Eighteen' BWV 651-668336
Chorales from Clavierubung III BWV 669-689387
Chorales formerly called 'The Kirnberger Collection' BWV 690-713429
Miscellaneous chorales BWV 714-765453
Chorale variations (partitas) BWV 766-771499
BWV 790528
Four Duets from Clavierubung III BWV 802-805529
BWV 943, BWV 957, BWV 1027a and 1039a, BWV 1029.iii, BWV 1079.ii, BWV 1085536
Chorales now called The Neumeister Collection BWV 1090-1120541
Further works, in part of uncertain origin575
Index of names608
Index of BWV works cited618

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