Oxford University Press

9780193392618

Bach Transcriptions for Piano

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    1. Composers: Myra Hess, Norah Drewett de Kresz, Herbert Murrill, Edward Krish, William H. Harris, Gerald M. Cooper, Dorothea Salmon, Hubert J. Foss, Leonard Borwick, William G. Whittaker, Harriet Cohen
    2. Introduction: David Owen Norris
    3. Editor: Michael Aston
    4. Instrumentation: Piano
    5. ISBN: 978-0-19-339261-8
    6. Size: 9.1 x 12.2 inches
    7. Pages: 64

    Demonstrating the range and popularity of Bach piano transcriptions during the early twentieth century, this volume brings together 17 arrangements from notable British musical figures, including Myra Hess, Leonard Borwick, Harriet Cohen, and William H. Harris. The collection includes exuberant fantasias and fugues, gentle transcriptions from instrumental works, and popular chorales such as 'Jesu, jo y of man's desiring' and 'Bist du bei mir'. With an introduction by David Owen Norris, Bach Transcriptions for Piano is the perfect resource for all intermediate to advanced pianists wishing to further explore Bach's music.

  • Contains the following pieces:
    1. Hess: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers, Wake), BWV 645
    2. Krish: Siciliano (from Sonata in E-flat for Flute and Harpsichord), BWV 1031
    3. Whittaker: Pastorella in F Major (3rd movement), BWV 590
    4. Salmon: In dulci jubilo (In sweet rejoicing), BWV 729
    5. Harris: Bist du bei mir (If thou art near), BWV 508
    6. Cooper: Christ lag in Todes Banden (Christ lay in death's bonds), BWV 4
    7. Borwick: Jesu, bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring), BWV 147
    8. Foss: Seht, was die Liebe tut (See what his love can do), BWV 85
    9. Borwick: Sarabande (from Cello Suite in D Major), BWV 1008
    10. Cohen: Ertödt' uns durch dei n' Güte (Sanctify us by thy goodness), BWV 22
    11. Whittaker: Pastorella in F Major (4th movement), BWV 590
    12. Cohen: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (Beloved Jesu, we are here), BWV 731
    13. Drewett de Kresz: Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578
    14. Murrill: Was Gott thut, das ist wohlgethan (What God hath done is rightly done), BWV 75
    15. Hess: Adagio (from Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C Major), BWV 564
    16. Salmon: Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein (When we are in greatest need), BWV 668
    17. Cooper: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (Salvation now has come for all), BWV 638