Oxford University Press

9780193392618

Bach Transcriptions for Piano

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