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The organs of J.S. Bach : a handbook / Christoph Wolff & Markus Zepf ; translation by Lynn Edwards Butler ; introduction by Christoph Wolff.

Author/creator Wolff, Christoph author.
Other author/creatorZepf, Markus, 1972-
Format Tactile Material, Book, and Print
Edition[Rev. ed.].
Publication InfoUrbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2012.
Descriptionxxv, 208 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm
Supplemental Content ebrary
Uniform titleOrgeln J. S. Bachs. English
Contents Foreword -- Preface to the English edition -- Bach-Organist, composer, organ expert : an introductory sketch -- Timeline of organ-related dates in Bach's life -- Maps -- Part 1: The organs of J.S. Bach. Preliminary remarks -- Section A: Organs with a proven connection to Bach. Altenburg ; Ammern ; Arnstadt ; Berka (Bad Berka) ; Dörna ; Dresden ; Eisenach ; Erfurt ; Gera ; Görlitz ; Gotha ; Halle (Saale) ; Hamburg ; Hohnstein ; Kassel ; Köthen ; Langewiesen ; Leipzig ; Lübeck ; Lüneburg ; Mühlhausen ; Naumburg ; Ohrdruf ; Potsdam ; Sangerhausen ; Stöntzsch ; Störmthal ; Taubach ; Weimar ; Weissenfels ; Weissensee ; Zschortau -- Section B: Reference organs from Bach's world. Berlin ; Buttstädt ; Erfurt ; Frankfurt (Oder) ; Freiberg ; Gotha ; Gräfenroda ; Lahm (Itzgrund) ; Liebertwolkwitz ; Lübeck ; Merseburg ; Potsdam ; Rötha ; Waltershausen -- Section C: Overview. An inventory of the organs and their parts, including their state of preservation -- Part 2: Organ tests and examinations -- Section A: Johann Sebastian Bach's organ reports. 1. St. Blasius's Church, Mühlhausen, 1708 ; 2. St. Ursula's Church, Taubach, 1711 ; 3. Market church of Our Lady, Halle, 1716 ; 4. St. Augustine's Church, Erfurt, 1716 ; 5. St. Paul's Church, Leipzig, 1717 ; 6. St. Nicholas's Church, Zschortau, 1746 ; 7. St. Wenceslas's Church, Naumburg, 1746 -- Section B: Instructions for examining organs -- Part 3: Organ builders -- Section A: Organ builders with a personal connection to Bach -- Section B: Organ builders from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries associated with Bach's organs -- Section C: Other organ builders and organ-building firms.
Abstract The Organs of J.S. Bach is a comprehensive and fascinating guide to the organs encountered by Bach throughout Germany in his roles as organist, concert artist, examiner, teacher, and visitor. Newly revised and updated, the book's entries are listed alphabetically by geographical location, from Arnstadt to Zschortau, providing an easy-to-reference overview. Includes detailed organ-specific information: high-quality color photographs; each instrument's history, its connection to Bach, and its disposition as Bach would have known it; organ stop lists. architectural histories of the churches housing the instruments; identification of church organists. Lynn Edwards Butler's graceful translation of Christoph Wolff and Markus Zepf's volume incorporates new research and many corrections and updates to the original German edition. Bibliographical references are updated to include English-language sources, and the translation includes an expanded essay by Christoph Wolff on Bach as organist, organ composer, and organ expert. The volume includes maps, a timeline of organ-related events, transcriptions of Bach's organ reports, a guide to examining organs attributed to Saxony's most famous organ builder Gottfried Silbermann, and biographical information on organ builders [Publisher description].
General note"Published in cooperation with the American Bach Society."
General noteTranslated from the German.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LanguageTranslated from the German.
LCCN 2011039540
ISBN9780252036842 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
ISBN0252036840 (hard cover ; alk. paper)
ISBN9780252078453 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN0252078454 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard identifier# 40020807900

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