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The organ music of J.S. Bach

Author: Peter Williams
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This is a completely revised edition of volumes I and II of The Organ Music of J.S. Bach (1980), a bestselling title, which has subsequently become a classic text. This new edition takes account of the Bach scholarship of the last twenty-five years. Peter Williams's piece-by-piece commentary puts the musical sources of the organ works in context, describing the form and content of each work and relating them to  Read more...
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Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Williams
ISBN: 0521814162 9780521814164 0521891159 9780521891158
OCLC Number: 49627735
Notes: Revision of v. 1-2 of the ed. published in 3 v., 1980-1984.
Description: x, 624 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: BWV 131a fugue in G minor --
BWV 525-530 six sonatas --
Preludes and fugues (praeludia) BWV 531-552 --
Eight short preludes and fugues BWV 553-560 --
Miscellaneous pieces BWV 561-591 --
Concertos BWV 592-596 --
BWV 597 and 598 --
Orgelbuchlein BWV 599-644 --
Schubler chorales BWV 645-650 --
Chorales formerly called 'The Eighteen' BWV 651-668 --
Chorales from Clavierubung III BWV 669-689 --
Chorales formerly called 'The Kirnberger collection' BWV 690-713 --
Miscellaneous chorales BWV 714-765 --
Chorale variations (partitas) BWV 766-771 --
BWV 790 --
Four duets from Clavierubung III BWV 802-805 --
BWV 943, BWV 957, BWV 1027a and 1039a, BWV 1029.iii, BWV1079.ii, BWV 1085 --
Chorales now called The Neumeister collection BWV 1090-1120 --
Further works, in part of uncertain origin.
Responsibility: Peter Williams.
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The first two volumes of Peter Williams's classic study of Bach's organ works have been fully revised, taking account of Bach scholarship of the 25 years prior to publication. This one-volume 2003  Read more...

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