Bach: Organ Works - Volume 1
Bärenreiter - BA5261
- Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
- Instrumentation: Organ
- ISMN: 979-000652308-5
- Size: 12.0 x 9.4 inches
- Pages: 157
- Urtext / Critical Edition
Volume 1 of Bach's organ music presents some of the most frequently played organ pieces altogether. This updated edition takes into account the latest findings of Bach scholarship: Thus, for example, a newly-discovered copy of the first edition containing inscriptions in Bach's own hand could be incorporated into the musical text of the Schübler Chorales. For the Orgel-Büchlein, Bach's autograph manuscript remains the principal source. Yet a glance at its early dissemination among his pupils reveals an abundance of readings that give interested organists insights into how perhaps Bach's most famous collection was played at that time.Unfortunately no autograph manuscripts survive regarding the early chorale partitas. However the Foreword helps to solve the ‘riddle' of how these partitas were handed down.
This edition replaces the older BA5171.
- Contains the following pieces:
- Orgel-Büchlein (Little Organ Book)
- 6 Chorales "von vershiedener Art" ("Schübler-Chorales")