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Author Stinson, Russell.

Title J.S. Bach's great eighteen organ chorales / Russell Stinson.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    786.5189 Bach,J STI    Available
Description xii, 171 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-163) and index.
Contents Compositional models and musical style -- The genesis of the collection -- Significance -- The music and its performance -- Reception history.
Summary "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."--Publisher description.
"Stinson's book is completely up-to-date and presents a wealth of new material - particularly involving chronology and music style - never before available in English. An exhaustive bibliography is provided as well as copious musical examples and facsimile reproductions from the autograph. For even the most seasoned Bach aficionado, this study will open up fresh perspectives on some of the composer's greatest creations."--Jacket.
Subject Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Choräle von verschiedener Art, BWV 651-668.
Chorale prelude.
Added Title Great eighteen organ chorales
J.S. Bach's great 18 organ chorales
Great 18 organ chorales
ISBN 0195116666

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