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Johann Sebastian Bach: Transcriptions For Piano: Piano

Instrumental Album | Sheet Music & Songbooks
Subtitle Twentieth-century arrangements from choral and instrumental works
Instrumentation Piano
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher Oxford University Press

Demonstrating the range and popularity of Bach piano transcriptions during the early twentieth century, this volume brings together arrangements from notable British musical figures, including Myra Hess, Leonard Borwick, Harriet Cohen, and William H. Harris.

The collection includes exuberant fantasias and fugues, gentle transcriptions from instrumental works, and popular chorales such as 'Jesu, joy of man's desiring' and 'Bist du bei mir'. With an introduction by David Owen Norris, Bach Transcriptions for Piano is the perfect resource for all intermediate to advanced pianists wishing to further explore Bach's music.

  • Seventeen contrasting Bach transcriptions originally published separately by OUP from 1925 to 1954
  • Pieces carefully selected by Michael Aston, and re-engraved for this publication
  • Contributions by eminent figures in the British classical music scene of the period
  • Arrangements of choral and instrumental works
  • Introductory notes by the celebrated pianist and broadcaster David Owen Norris
  • Ideal companion volume to A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen - 9780193392229
Difficulty Intermediate-Advanced
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Product Format Instrumental Album
Release Date 2013
Pages 64
ISBN 9780193392618
Edition Number 9780193392618
Catalog No. OUP9780193392618
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  1. Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme (Sleepers, Wake)
  2. Siciliano (Sonata In E Flat For Flute And Harpsichord)
  3. Pastorella In F Major, Mov. 3
  4. In Dulci Jubilo (In Sweet Rejoicing)
  5. Bist Du Bei Mir (If Thou Art Near)
  6. Christ Lag In Todes Banden (Christ Lay In Death's Bonds)
  7. Jesu, Bleibet Meine Freude (Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring)
  8. Seht, Was Die Liebe Tut (See What His Love Can Do)
  9. Sarabande (Cello Suite In D Major)
  10. Ertödt' Uns Durch Dein' Güte (Sanctify Us By Thy Goodness)
  11. Pastorella In F Major, Mov. 4
  12. Liebster Jesu, Wir Sind Hier (Beloved Jesu, We Are Here)
  13. Fugue In G Minor
  14. Was Gott Thut, Das Ist Wohlgethan (What God Hath Done Is Rightly Done)
  15. Adagio (Toccata, Adagio, And Fugue In C Major)
  16. Wenn Wir In Höchsten Nöten Sein (When We Are In Greatest Need)
  17. Es Ist Das Heil Uns Kommen Her (Salvation Now Has Come For All)

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Favourite pieces and some new ones
Transcriptions do not follow the conventions of being possible with two hands - ideal for a three handed or12-note spread
Confirmed purchase: 09 October 2015
Published on: 28 October 2015
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