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The Organs of J.S. Bach: A Handbook

ISBN/ASIN: 0252078454,9780252078453 | 2012 | English | pdf | 240/242 pages | 10.2 Mb
Publisher: University of Illinois Press | Author: Christoph Wolff, Markus Zepf, Lynn Edwards Butler | Edition: 1st Edition

The Organs of J. S. Bach is a comprehensive handbook to the organs encountered by Bach, whether as organist, concert artist, examiner, teacher, or visitor. Newly revised and updated, the book's entries are listed alphabetically by geographical location, from Arnstadt to Zschortau, and provide an easy-to-reference overview. Detailed information for each organ includes high quality photographs, the organ's history and its connection to Bach, its disposition as Bach would have known it, the architectural history of the church housing the instrument, and an identification of the church's organists. Lynn Edwards Butler's translation of Christoph Wolff and Markus Zepf's volume incorporates new research and many corrections and updates to the original German edition. Bibliographical references have been updated to include English-language sources, and the translation includes a new essay by Christoph Wolff on Bach as organist, organ composer, and organ expert. The volume also includes maps, a timeline of organ-related events, transcriptions of Bach's organ reports, a guide to examining organs attributed to Saxony's most famous organ builder Gottfried Silbermann, and biographical information on organ builders. The Organs of J. S. Bach will be an invaluable pocket reference for everyone who loves Bach's organ music.

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