BACH, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750

Orgelbüchlein BWV 599-644. Faksimile nach dem Autograph in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Mit einer Einführung von Sven Hiemke [Signatur Mus. ms. autogr. Bach P 283]

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Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksimile, 6. Laaber, 2004. Oblong, 20 x 17 cm, xxix, 188 pp. New full-color reproduction of the autograph. The Orgelbüchlein represents the most important and comprehensive chorale collection in the organ repertory. Codicologically the manuscript (a torso) tells us a lot about the developmental process of the collection and suggests that Bach had been compiling the Orgelbüchlein over several years. Although an anthology of 164 chorale arrangements was intended, only about one third that amount was actually copied. Nearly all of these originate from the Weimar period (1708-1717). Introduction in Ger-Eng, with a table showing the chronology and development of the collection. Hardbound, with handsome boards in decorative blue paper. $179
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