371 Harmonized Chorales and 69 Chorale Melodies with Figured Bass

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach

Publisher: G Schirmer, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780793525744

Category: Music

Page: 165

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(Piano Method). The great Baroque master composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) wrote music for every combination of instruments and voices. His simplest and purest work are four-part chorale compositions and settings, so perfectly constructed that they evoke meditative spirituality. "Figured bass" was a Baroque system of notating harmony. In addition 371 chorales, this collection includes 69 melodies with figured bass. This classic Schirmer edition, edited by Albert Riemenschneider, has sold over 1,000,000 copies since its release in the early 20th century. Primarily for keyboard, the chorales can also be played by other instruments.

Bach Perspectives


Author: Stephen A. Crist

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252027888

Category: Music

Page: 248

View: 4460

In Bach in America, volume 5 of Bach Perspectives, nine scholars track Johann Sebastian Bach's reputation in America from an artist of relative obscurity to a cultural mainstay whose music has spread to all parts of the population, inspired a wealth of scholarship, captivated listeners, and inspired musicians. More than a hundred years passed after Bach's death in 1750 before his music began to be known and appreciated in the United States. Barbara Owen surveys Bach's early reception in America and Matthew Dirst focuses on John Sullivan Dwight's role in advocating Bach's work. Michael Broyles considers the ways Bach's music came to be known in Boston and Mary J. Greer offers a counterpoint in her study of Bach's reception in New York. The volume continues with Hans-Joachim Schulze's essay linking the American descendants of August Reinhold Bach to J. S. Bach through a common sixteenth-century ancestor. Christoph Wolff focuses on Bach's descendants in America, particularly Friederica Sophia Bach, the daughter of Bach's eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann. Peter Wollny evaluates several manuscripts not included in Gerhard Herz's study of Bach Sources in America. Bach in America concludes with examinations of Bach's considerable influence on American composers. Carol K. Baron compares the music of Bach and Charles Ives and Stephen A. Crist measures Bach's influence on the jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck.

The Indispensable Composers

A Personal Guide

Author: Anthony Tommasini

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698150139

Category: Music

Page: 496

View: 7855

An exploration into the question of greatness from the Chief Classical Music Critic of the New York Times When he began to listen to the great works of classical music as a child, Anthony Tommasini had many questions. Why did a particular piece move him? How did the music work? Over time, he realized that his passion for this music was not enough. He needed to understand it. Take Bach, for starters. Who was he? How does one account for his music and its unshakeable hold on us today? As a critic, Tommasini has devoted particular attention to living composers and overlooked repertory. But, like all classical music lovers, the canon has remained central for him. In 2011, in his role as the Chief Classical Music Critic for the New York Times, he wrote a popular series in which he somewhat cheekily set out to determine the all-time top ten composers. Inviting input from readers, Tommasini wrestled with questions of greatness. Readers joined the exercise in droves. Some railed against classical music’s obsession with greatness but then raged when Mahler was left off the final list. This intellectual game reminded them why they loved music in the first place. Now in THE INDISPENSABLE COMPOSERS, Tommasini offers his own personal guide to the canon--and what greatness really means in classical music. What does it mean to be canonical now? Who gets to say? And do we have enough perspective on the 20th century to even begin assessing it? To make his case, Tommasini draws on elements of biography, the anxiety of influence, the composer's relationships with colleagues, and shifting attitudes toward a composer's work over time. Because he has spent his life contemplating these titans, Tommasini shares impressions from performances he has heard or given or moments when his own biography proves revealing. As he argues for his particular pantheon of indispensable composers, Anthony Tommasini provides a masterclass in what to listen for and how to understand what music does to us.

Digitale Edition zwischen Experiment und Standardisierung

Musik - Text - Codierung

Author: Peter Stadler,Joachim Veit

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110231131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 322

View: 4773

Main description: This volume documents the contributions of the conference "Digital Editions between Experiment and Standardization", which took place on December 6?8, 2007 in the Heinz Nixdorf Museum Forum in Paderborn. It contains the written versions of the oral presentations ? here for the most part greatly expanded ? as well as summaries of the panel discussions of the three conference sections: concepts of digital editions,data formats for written music, and problems of encoding letters, diaries etc.

Harmonized chorales for keyboard

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486445496

Category: Music

Page: 89

View: 5316

Long esteemed as counterpoint's greatest master, Johann Sebastian Bach created harmonizations of chorales that have served as voice-leading models for generations. This affordable volume features 371 of the composer's harmonized chorales, presented in closed score for easy study as well as play. These traditional liturgical melodies in four-voice arrangements comprise Gregorian chant melodies that survived the Reformation to form part of Protestant worship as well as traditional German melodies that found their way into services. A staple of every music program, Bach’s chorales spell out the rules of music theory that remain the cornerstones of modern composition. These closed score arrangements, ideal for playing at the piano, offer keyboardists an opportunity to practice their sight-reading skills. Students of counterpoint and harmony will find this collection of enormous theoretical importance, and all will appreciate the practical value of its modest price.

J.S. Bach Thirty Chorale Preludes for Two Guitars From the Nuemeister Collection


Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1609740203

Category: Music

Page: 104

View: 8003

The Neumeister Collection of chorale preludes by J.S. Bach was newly discovered in 1985 by researchers at Yale University where, incredibly, it lay unnoticed for 112 years! Quite remarkably, nothing in these works needed to be altered to accommodate the guitar. Indeed, each part lies upon the guitar fingerboard as if it has been composed for the instrument. This book is an excellent resource for teaching alyrical, contrapuntal style of playing at any technical level and provides a wealth of new concert material for guitar duos.

Bach's Works for Solo Violin

Style, Structure, Performance

Author: Joel Lester

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199880719

Category: Music

Page: 200

View: 6583

J. S. Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin have been central to the violin repertoire since the mid-eighteenth century. This engaging volume is the first comprehensive exploration of the place of these works within Bach's music: it focuses on their structural and stylistic features as they have been perceived since their creation. Joel Lester, a highly regarded scholar, teacher, violinist, and administrator, combines an analytical study, a full historical guide, and an insightful introduction to Bach's style. Individual movements are related to comparable movements by Bach in other media and are differentiated from superficially similar works from later eras. Lester employs descriptions of historical and contemporary recordings, as well as accounts of nineteenth-century performances and commentaries on historical editions, to explore these works as they evolved through the centuries. Wherever possible, he uses analytic tools culled from eighteenth-century ideas, key notions originally developed for the specific purpose of describing the repertoire under consideration. Beginning with an overview of the solo violin music's place within Bach's oeuvre, this study takes the Sonata No. 1 in G minor as the paradigm of Bach's compositional strategy, examining each movement in detail before enlarging the discussion to cover parallel and contrasting features of the A-minor and C-minor sonatas. Next, a chapter is devoted to the three partitas and their roots in various dance-music traditions. The book concludes with a summary of form, style, and rhetoric in Bach's music, in which Lester muses on these masterpieces with an overall command of the music, criticism, and history of the 1700s that is quite rare among scholars. A novel and unprecedented investigation of a particular portion of Bach's accomplishment and a particular aspect of his universal appeal, Bach's Works for Solo Violin will help violinists, students, scholars, and other listeners develop a deeper personal involvement with these wonderful pieces.

371 four-part chorales

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780769240886

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 777

Total 371, Nos. 199-371 in this volume. Volume 2 of Bach's historic settings of the chorales. C. P. E. Bach said of these chorales: "Those connoisseurs of the art of harmonizing and composing settings will likewise not withhold their praise when they observe with appropriate attentiveness the very unusual manner my father uses to set up harmony in these settings, the natural flow of the inner voices as well as the bass, factors which set these chorale settings apart from any others." The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.

371 Four-Part Chorales, Volume I for Organ or Piano

Nos. 1-198

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457471711

Category: Music

Page: 94

View: 9290

Total 371, Nos. 1-198 in this volume. Volume 1 of Bach's historic settings of the chorales. C. P. E. Bach said of these chorales: "Those connoisseurs of the art of harmonizing and composing settings will likewise not withhold their praise when they observe with appropriate attentiveness the very unusual manner my father uses to set up harmony in these settings, the natural flow of the inner voices as well as the bass, factors which set these chorale settings apart from any others."

The Bach English-title Index

Author: Ray Reeder

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: Music

Page: 184

View: 7828

This practical book solves the problem of locating works by J. S. Bach that are identified only by English-language titles. Containing almost 14,000 entries representing more than 16,000 titles and textual incipits, it lists English-language words and phrases used as translations, paraphrases, and original texts.

Music and Dance

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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Wach auf, mein Herz, und singe

Vollständige Ausgabe seiner Lieder und Gedichte

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Publisher: SCM R.Brockhaus

ISBN: 3417210097

Category: Religion

Page: 432

View: 4146

Paul Gerhardt ist wohl einer der größten deutschen Liederdichter. Seine Texte werden in alle Gesangbücher aufgenommen, viele von ihnen sind Gemeingut geworden. Seine Gedichte spiegeln das tiefe Gottvertrauen wider, mit dem er persönliches Leid und die Schrecknisse des Dreißigjährigen Krieges überwand. Die Texte bestechen auch heute noch durch ihre zeitlose Wahrhaftigkeit, christliche Glaubenshingabe und eine vollendete dichterische Gestalt. Die Texte dieser Gesamtausgabe sind nach ihrem Inhalt in Gruppen geordnet: Kirchenjahr, Morgen, Abend, Gebet und christliches Leben, Kreuz und Trost, Lob und Dank usw. Ein Anhang bietet die lateinischen Gedichte sowie die notwendigen wissenschaftlichen Angaben: Entstehungsdaten, Nummern-Verzeichnis in wichtigen älteren Ausgaben, Hinweise zu den Melodien und verschiedene Lesarten. Bis in unsere Zeit schöpfen viele Christen aus diesem einzigartigen Schatz Trost und Zuversicht für ihren Alltag. Mit dieser Ausgabe haben sie alle Texte - ungekürzt!