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Author Dykstra, Elaine S.

Title Deducing the original sounds of Bach's organ works : an historical account of the musical capabilities of the organs that Bach knew / Elaine S. Dykstra ; with a foreword by Pieter Visser.

Published Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  786.5092 BACH/ DYKS    AVAILABLE
Physical description v, 179 pages : music ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-163) and indexes.
Contents Ch. 1. Johann Sebastian Bach, Tester of Organs -- Early life -- Information from written reports -- Ch. 2. Principal Types of Organs Played by Bach -- Characteristics of organs at the end of the 17th century -- Tonal changes to organs during Bach's lifetime -- Physical changes to organs during Bach's lifetime -- Representative builders -- Ch. 3. The General Nature of Organ Stops -- History of imitative sounds on the organ -- Tonal families of the organ -- Conclusions drawn from Bach's organs -- Ch. 4. Registrations Indicated by Bach in Association with Forms -- Plenum -- Trio form -- Transcriptions -- Organ cantatas -- Matthauspassion BWV 244 -- Ch. 5. Registrations from Bach's Contemporaries -- Kaufmann -- Mattheson -- Silbermann -- Adlung -- Agricola -- Marpurg -- Possible applications of registration information -- App. A. Table of Organ Stops Known to Bach -- App. B. Organs Played, Examined or Heard by Bach.
Subject Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.
Organ (Musical instrument) -- Registration.
Organ (Musical instrument) -- Germany -- History.
Performance practice (Music) -- History -- 18th century.
ISBN 9780773452541