J.S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales

J.S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales

By: Russell Stinson (author)Paperback

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On the 250th anniversary of the composer's death, this volume offers an in-depth look at the "Great Eighteen" organ chorales, among the most celebrated works for organ, and a milestone in the history of the chorale. Addressed to organists, scholars, and general listeners alike, this lucid and engaging book examines the music from a wide spectrum of historical and analytical perspectives. Stinson examines the models used by Bach in conceiving the original pieces, his subsequent compilation of these works into a collection, and his compositional process as preserved by the autograph manuscript. Himself an accomplished organist, Stinson also considers various issues of performance practice and concludes with a discussion of the music's reception-its dissemination in manuscript and printed form, its performance history, and its influence on later composers. Completely up-to-date and presenting a wealth of new material, much of it translated into English for the first time, this study will open up fresh perspectives on some of the composer's greatest creations.

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About Author

Russell Stinson is the Josephine Emily Brown Professor of Music and College Organist at Lyon College in Arkansas.

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/06/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780195165562
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780195165562
  • weight: 286
  • ISBN10: 019516556X

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