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The Lutheran Chorales in the Organ Works of J.S. Bach by Mark S. Bighley. Paperback Spiral edition (October 1986).

The purpose of this book is to make the texts of the chorales set by Bach in his organ works available to performers and listeners alike. The chorales - Lutheran hymns - set by Bach are found in here with their complete German poetic text, as well as a literal tranlsation into English. Some background information on the source of the text is also included.

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The Making of the Victorian Organ (Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs) by Nicholas Thistlethwaite. Paperback - 584 pages, (December 1999)

Between 1820 and 1870 a number of influences combined to bring about a radical transformation in the design and use of English organs. This important book provides a comprehensive survey of English organ building during these most innovative fifty years in its history. It is richly illustrated with photographs and specially drawn diagrams and contains an invaluable appendix of organ specifications. This is a documentary source book and history which will be indispensable for all those, professionals or amateurs, who have an interest in the organ.

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The Musical Dialogue: Thoughts on Monteverdi, Bach and Mozart by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Mary O'Neill (Translator), Reinhard G. Pauly (Editor), Nikolaus Hamoncourt. Paperback - 220 pages, Reprint edition (May 1997)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt has been one of the most important and influential leaders of the 20th-century revival of Baroque instruments and period performance practice--not just because he's a hardworking and talented musician, but because he's articulate. (He has had to be articulate: in the 1960s and 1970s, most of the classical-music establishment was contemptuous of, if not downright hostile to, his ideas.) The Musical Dialogue, along with Harnoncourt's Baroque Music Today: Music as Speech (to which this volume was issued as a companion), is a valuable collection of lectures and essays laying out those ideas. In the previous book, Harnoncourt discussed his views on phrasing (using short phrases based on the idea of rhetoric rather than on a long, unbroken legato line) and the use of period instruments (not simply because the composer used them, but because, when played well, they reveal more of the music to our ears now).

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The New Bach Reader by Hans T. David (Editor), Christoph Wolff (Editor), Arthur Mendel (Editor)

Through hundreds of letters, family papers, anecdotes, and records, the Bach Reader established a new approach to biography by offering original documents in impeccable translations. In The New Bach Reader, Christoph Wolff has incorporated numerous facsimiles and added many newly discovered items, reflecting the current state of scholarship about the composer's life and music. The readings in this volume provide an accurate and vivid picture of Bach's world and of his far-reaching influence.

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The New Grove Bach Family (The New Grove) by Christoph Wolff, Walter Emery, Eugene Helm, Richard Jones, Ernest Warburton, Elwood S. Derr. Paperback - 372 pages Reprint edition (November 1997)

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The Organ: A Brief Guide to Its Construction, History, Usage and Music by David Baker. Paperback - 96 pages (March 1999)

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The Organ in Western Culture, 750-1250 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music) by Peter Williams. Hardcover - 397 pages (September 1993)

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The Oxford Organ Method by C.H. Trevor Hardcover (June 1971)

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The Registration of Baroque Organ Music by Barbara Owen. Paperback - 296 pages (May 1, 1999)

Barbara Owen has prepared the first work to present in a single book the registrational practices of organists from c.1550 to 1800. The four parts of the book move from the Renaissance through the Early, High, and Late Baroque. Each part starts with a brief description of the political and religious climate of the period and the way such factors affected the compositions and the organ-building of the time.

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The Social and Religious Designs of J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos by Michael Marissen. Paperback - 168 pages (July 1, 1999)

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Reviewer: Michael Talbot, Music and Letters
"Full of important and closely argued discussions of individual aspects of chronology, source criticism, musical structure, and [Bach's] biographical background.... [Marissen] is very informative on analytical and historical points, effectively demolishing many received beliefs, especially regarding chronology and source filiation."

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The Technique & Art of Organ Playing by Clarence Dickinson. Paperback (March 2000)

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The True Life of J.S. Bach by Klaus Eidam, Hoyt Rogers (Translator). This item will be published in July 2001. You may order it now and it will be shipped to you when it arrives. Hardcover - 432 pages

This comprehensive biography contrasts 250 years' worth of legend with the real facts of Bach's life as uncovered through the author's extensive research. In this new biography of Johann Sebastian Bach, Klaus Eidam brings the icon of Baroque music into focus as never before.

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The World of the Bach Cantatas: Early Sacred Cantatas - Volume I by Johann Sebastian Bach, Christoph Wolff (Editor), Ton Koopman (Editor). Hardcover - 226 pages (August 1997)

An illuminating discussion of the musical, literary, aesthetic, and theological aspects of Bach's early cantatas. The cantatas of J. S. Bach are among the best known and most frequently performed musical works of the Baroque period. But Bach's world is no longer our world, so when we hear and perform the cantatas, questions arise that are difficult to answer because we are experiencing the works outside their historical context. Such questions concern the role of the cantatas in Bach's compositional development, musical models for the works, and performance practice during the composer's lifetime. In The World of the Bach Cantatas, leading Bach scholars place the works in their historical and biographical context, guiding us through their literary, musical, aesthetic, and theological features. The book covers the sacred cantatas Bach wrote during the first twenty-eight years of his life, before his move to Leipzig in 1723. Designed as an accompaniment to Ton Koopman's complete set of cantatas now being recorded on the Erato label.

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Thematic Guide to Piano Literature: Easy Pieces of J.S. Bach and Handel/Sonatinas (various)/Sonatas of Haydn by Marthe Morhange-Motchane. Paperback, Vol 001 (November 1982)

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Toccata and Fugue in d Minor, Bwv 565: Score Only (The Donald Hunsberger Wind Library) by J.S. Bach, Donald Hunsberger. Paperback (March 1999)

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Toccatas, Fantasias, Passacaglia and Other Works for Organ by Johann Sebastian Bach. Paperback - 176 pages (July 1987)

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Twentieth-Century Music for Trumpet and Organ: An Annotated Bibliography (Brass Research Series, No 11) by Philip T. Cansler. Paperback (September 1984)

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You Too Can Play Piano and Organ Without Teacher : See How Right Now : Your First Book by Vladislav Celik. Paperback (April 1987)

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