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. _x000B__x000B_Includes detailed organ-specific information: _x000B__x000B_--High-quality color photographs_x000B_--Each instrument's history, its connection to Bach, and its disposition as Bach would have known it _x000B_--Architectural histories of the churches housing the instruments_x000B_--Identification of church organists_x000B__x000B_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. _x000B__x000B_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. _x000B__x000B_Publication of this volume is supported by the American Bach Society.
- Publication Date:
- 28 / 03 / 2012