80 Chorale Preludes by German Masters of the 17th and 18th Centuries

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Publisher: Edition Peters
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

80 Chorale Preludes by German Masters of the 17th and 18th Centuries, edited by Hermann Keller.

Most do not require use of the Pedals.

"This selection of shorter and easier chorale preludes is designed to supplement Karl Straube's '45 Chorale Preludes of the Old Masters' (EP3048), especially for use in church. We therefore selected only those pieces which can be used today - transposed, where necessary, to more suitable keys. In the case of important chorales, several treatments were included, sometimes in more than one key. Musical value was the primary factor of selection, but, where possible, preferance was given to compositions not generally available elsewhere. Of the 80 pieces, 24 require the pedals; 33 do not use them; in 23, they are optional. Thus the collection offers rich material for organists at all stages of development." (Hermann Keller, Stuttgart, September 1937).

ISBN: 9790014026844
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Language: English, German
Catalogue No: EP4448
 
     

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      Musicroom Reviews

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      1
      As with all Peter's editions, a well produced and printed book, but the selection of preludes is very dull and lacking in vitality. I wouldn't recommend it.
      Anonymous - (Oban, United Kingdom)
      4
      I would not agree with the first reviewer that this music is dull and lifeless. Buxtehude for example is a most gifted composer for organ and a lot of the remaining music (admittedly not written by the most brilliant of composers) is tuneful and has quite a lot of charm. I have played these pieces as voluntaries and they are unfamiliar to many listeners which to me makes them rather more interesting than the more usual fare. Worth getting to know, I think.
      Anonymous - (Kirkwall, United Kingdom)