The Organ Music of J. S. Bach

Taking account of Bach scholarship of the previous twenty-five years, the 1st volumes of Peter Williams's vintage examine of Bach's organ works are totally revised. This paintings is a piece-by-piece statement in this ever-popular repertoire, demonstrating the music's designated traits and the way we would pay attention and play it this day. The publication follows the order of the Bach catalog (BWV): starting with the sonatas, by way of the "free works" and the chorales, and finishing with the uncertain works, together with the "newly chanced on chorales" of 1985.

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1 and 29 are available (in an identical key) in Buxtehude’s D minor Toccata, and others recommend a familiarity with durezza conventions. information akin to BWV 543 contain such figures because the damaged chords above tonic pedal, the concord at bb. 82–3 and the fugue-subject itself, that's the main Bach-like factor within the entire. Like BWV 543, it comprises a gap word via a series, a kind recognized in other places among contemporaries (e. g. B¨ohm’s C significant Praeludium and BWV 948) or scholars (J. P. Kellner’s Fugue Anh. III 180). A ‘style dating’ with the Concerto BWV 594 has additionally been heard (EB 6583 p. xiii). The pedal issues of BWV 551, 561, 949 and 950, and in another early or questionable works, are troublesome. have been they intended to be adaptable for organ or harpsichord, the place the impact is ‘pale’ (according to Bartels 2001)? in simple terms optionally held? Are pedals greater than non-compulsory? Pulldowns or self sufficient? may well the notes purely be touched every now and then, as in lengthy bass notes of a recitative? Or was once there a practice for pedal issues in A major/minor, even though sensible (see A minor Fugue WTC1)? The final seems the case, but the different questions are responded. BWV 562 Fantasia and Fugue in C minor [145] Autograph MS P 490 (including Fugue fragment, see below); derived copies of Fantasia in P 286 (J. P. Kellner, 1727/40 – Stinson 1989 p. 24), P 533 146 BWV 562 (J. F. Agricola), Lpz MB MS 1 (J. A. G. Wechmar), and through C. P. E. Bach (e. g. P 290) or J. C. Kittel (e. g. P 320); reproduction with Fugue BWV 546 (P 1104, owned via J. C. Oley). staves; headed in P 490 ‘Fantasia professional Organo. a. five Vocum, cum pedali obligato’ (last word additional later? ). some of these resources yet P 1104 are established without delay or not directly on P 490, which starts off as a good replica possibly in response to an past autograph (see KB p. 28). a potential heritage of the paintings is as follows: (i) an ‘older’ model of the Fantasia, with less complicated shut and with out the penultimate bar of level (ii), that's a ‘newer’ model made in P 490 earlier than c. 1738 and nonetheless being amended in 1743/45 (? – see Kobayashi 1988 p. 59); (iii) a most likely new Fugue additional or started, maybe as past due as August 1748 (Kobayashi ibid. ). In P 1104, the Fantasia is by way of the Fugue BWV 546. ii, an early pairing (KB p. 336), with ‘early’ gains: unfastened episodes within the Fugue, French idioms within the Fantasia. yet within the assets of BWV 546 itself, not anything means that its prelude used to be paired with the other fugue (Kilian 1962). ameliorations among the Fantasia’s final bars in P 1104 and P 490 recommend a cautious revision made in the course of the 1740s: evaluate instance sixty seven with NBA IV/5 p. fifty six. The later version’s connection with the hole subject on the finish is a ‘mature’ signal. As for the Fugue: in P 490 it takes the final of the 4 facets of the MS, via directs to the following web page, exhibiting that the fugue was once both persevered (KB p. 27) or deliberate. no longer all incomplete works have a whole texture as much as the breakoff element. instance sixty seven Fantasia whereas in its bleak C minor pedal-points the Fantasia resembles the C minor Prelude BWV 537, its preoccupation with a unmarried topic is uncommon, extra 147 BWV 562 so than within the Toccata BWV 538, whose theme-types are extra conventionally German.

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