Oxford Bach Books For Organ is a 5-volume graded series of Organ music, composed by J. S. Bach and arranged by Anne Marsden Thomas. This varied collection includes the essential pieces in all genres, including choral preludes, fugues, toccatas and trio sonata movements, alongside several of the composer’s lesser known works.
Each volume contains a general introduction for players, with advice on registration, tempo, ornamentation, touch and articulation, fingering, pedalling and more. There are also concise notes on each piece by the renowned Bach scholar Professor Russell Stinson - addressing source issues, structure and symbolism and, for the chorale preludes, information on the original hymn melody and text on which the piece based.
An authoritative introduction to this cornerstone of the Organ repertoire, Oxford Bach Books For Organ presents pieces in a highly practical format that is perfect for teachers and students.
This first volume contains 37 pieces for the manual Organ, suitable for musicians at a Grade 2-5 level.