J. S. Bach

J.S. Bach Oeuvres d'orgue Vol. 2
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Pierre Bardon plays the historic organ of the Basilica of the Royal Monastery of St. Maximin.
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J. S. Bach Organ Works: Margaret Phillips
NEW! In 8 Volumes!
J.S. Bach Weimar Preludes & Fugues
NEW! Bach's prelude and fugue compositions reached an extraordinary peak of sophistication and virtuosity during his tenure as court organist in Weimar (1708-1717). Joan Lippincott plays the Paul Fritts organ in a highly reverberant room that is not unlike the court chapel in Weimar.
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J.S. Bach Concerto Transcriptions
NEW! This unusual recording celebrates 30 years of Joan Lippincott's Bach recordings on Gothic, and includes her own dazzling transcription of the Bach/Vivaldi concerto for four harpsichords.
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J.S. Bach - Art of Fugue
NEW! Few organists are as well known or as highly praised for their Bach recordings as Joan Lippincott. Performing on the newly-constructed Craighead-Saunders organ (closely modeled after a 1776 instrument by the central German organbuilder Casparini), Lippincott brings a maturity of vision to Art of Fugue that is based on a lifetime of distinguished interpretations and insights into Bach's organ works.
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Bach at Palmer
Kevin Clarke plays the organ at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. It was designed and built by C. B. Fisk, Inc., of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Opus 99 of the Fisk firm – a three-manual instrument – has 46 stops totaling 2,976 pipes, housed in a polychromed case. The late Charles Fisk, in consultation with Rice University's Professor of Organ Clyde Holloway, designed the preliminary specification in 1981. The stoplist reflects the many roles a modern American church organ must play: leading hymn singing, accompanying choral music and playing 400 years of organ repertoire with authority. The contract for the organ was signed in 1984 shortly after Charles's death, affirming the church's faith in his successors.
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Andrew Sampson plays Bach on the Mander Organ at St. Matthew's
This program has been selected to demonstrate the beauty of Bach's music and the particular qualities of the organ at St. Matthew's Westminster. Most of the program comprises of works based on Lutheran Hymns or chorales which form the musical mainstay of the Lutheran liturgy, and which demonstrate this instrument's strengths and character. This program is based on an evolving sense of the liturgical year.
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The Bach Masses Volume 1
FIRST AMERICAN CD RECORDING! The success of Bach's B-minor Mass has obscured a number of his shorter masterpieces of the same genre. Written in the 1730s, these masses could be performed in both Catholic and Lutheran liturgies. Sometimes misleadingly called "The Lutheran Masses," Bach used them to gain recognition from the Catholic court of Dresden. Later he was to take one of these masses and expand it into the full B-minor Mass so popular today. The Washington Bach Consort, directed by J. Reilly Lewis, is one of America's leading Bach ensembles, having recently performed the entire 5-year cycle of Bach cantatas. In this first volume of the complete Bach masses, they explore some of the B-minor Mass's lesser-known, but equally interesting, companions. Program notes by eminent Bach scholar Christoph Wolff.
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Albert Schweitzer: The Organist
The historical recordings of Albert Schweitzer: The Organist, available on six CDs in one spectacular collection. Schweitzer recorded the majority of J. S. Bach's chorale-based and free organ works on English organs and those of Alsace between 1928 and 1952. These tracks have been remastered and are now available for the first time on CD. Schweitzer favored Franck, Mendelssohn, and especially Widor, his teacher. The bonus CD, disc six, includes world premieres by Schweitzer.
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Bach and the North German Tradition
Playing on the colorful Ahrend Organ at St. Otto in Herzogenaurach, Martin Neu plays a fascinating program that demonstrates the influences of Georg Böhm and Dietrich Buxtehude on J.S. Bach. Choir & Organ rates the recording at four stars (out of possible five).
Recorded in high quality SACD format to play on all CD and SACD players.
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J. S. Bach Organ Concert in St. Thomas Church
This DVD features organist Ullrich Böhme performing favorite organ works by J. S. Bach on the restored 1889 Sauer organ at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, Germany. St. Thomas is best known as the church where Bach served as cantor from 1723 until his death in 1750, and is now his final resting place.
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Domkantor Albrecht Koch: Bach and Mendelssohn
Domkantor Albrecht Koch plays the major organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy on the Silbermann organ of 1714 in Freiberg Cathedral.
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Bach at Amorbach: Nicholas Kynaston
Nicolas Kynaston plays a recital of J. S. Bach on the Stumm organ at Amorbach finished in 1782 and later modified; finally to gain another manual and twenty more stops.
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Simon Preston plays Bach: The Organ Works
Simon Preston plays the works of J.S. Bach on 14 CDs
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Johannes Geffert at Sint Pauluskerk, Antwerp
At 350 years old, the magnificent organ in Antwerp’s Sint Pauluskerk is replete with freshness, power and balanced brilliance. Johannes Geffert plays fine works perceptively.

This recording received 5 Stars (out of 5) in the May/June 2010 issue of Choir and Organ.
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Cleveland in Columbus
Paul Fritts & Co. Opus 25 in St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio is host to Douglas Cleveland on this recording of works well suited to the organ’s massive and intimate timbres.
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J. S. Bach Organ Works Complete
SPECIAL PRICE George Ritchie's acclaimed recordings of the Bach organ works on nine American-built pipe organs on 11 CDs! Extensive notes document the organs, the registrations, and George Stauffer writes extensively on the works. Organs include the magna opera of organbuilders Paul Fritts, Taylor & Boody, John Brombaugh, Martin Pasi, and C. B. Fisk, and other large organs by Fritts-Richards, Munetaka Yokota, and Noack, all built in tonal and mechanical styles known to J. S. Bach. Click the headline for more description and to order and to see each volume in this set, also available separately.
Bach at Bryn Mawr
David Higgs plays the 4-98 Rieger at Bryn Mawr (Penn.) Presbyterian Church. Writes Mark Bighley in The Diapason: “David Higgs' breathtaking performance of the G minor Fantasia and Fugue by itself is worth the price of this recording — it is hair-raising, dramatic and intense with an exquisite sense of phrasing.”
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Robert Noehren Plays Bach
Famed organist, teacher, organ theorist, builder, and writer Robert Noehren plays works of J. S. Bach on the Rieger organ at Pacific Union College Church, Angwin, California.
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Schmeding plays the Goldbergs on the Silbermann in Dresden’s Hofkirche
Playing pipes once played by Mozart, Martin Schmeding interprets the Goldberg Variations at Dresden's Hofkirche.
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Bach Trio Sonatas: Alard at Saint-Louis en l’Île, Paris
Benjamin Alard offers brilliant renditions of the Bach Trio Sonatas on the Aubertin organ in Saint-Louis en l'Île, Paris.

"This recording comes highly recommended" from Matthew Power in Choir and Organ.
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1723 Hildebrandt at Störmthal: William Porter Plays
At Störmthal, William Porter thoroughly demonstrates Zacharias Hildebrandt's first organ.
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Frédéric Desenclos Plays Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, Book 2
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Florence Mustric Plays: Volume 2, The Thrill of the Chase
Florence Mustric plays Bach on the Beckerath in Cleveland
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Trio Sonatas of J. S. Bach: Christa Rakich
Christa Rakich employs organs, harpsichord, flute, violin, ‘cello, and viola da gamba to perform the Bach Trio Sonatas.
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Clavierbüchlein vor Anna Magdalena Bachin
Mezzo soprano Alexandra Röseler and soloists of the Thomanerchores Leipzig, the choir of the famous Thomaskirche, (under the direction of Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller) perform selections from both the 1722 and 1725 editions of the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. Both Biller and Röseler play the organ and sing on this recording; Even the boys of the Thomanerchor perform on the piano, demonstrating not only that Bach works were to be used for teaching, but also the quality musicianship still being taught at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig.

The recording was made at the Bethanienkirche in Leipzig. The organ was built in 1994 by the Klop firm. Carola Christoph, lute, and Harmut Becker, Cello/ Viola da gamba, join on several tracks.
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Bach in Naumburg
Bach organ restored!
Organist Jean Claude Zehnder plays works from throughout Bach's life to demonstrate the newly restored Hildebrandt organ (which Bach had a hand in building) at the Wenzelkirche in Naumburg, Germany. Hear the largest and one of the most important "Bach" organs as it may have sounded in Bach's lifetime.
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Die Bachsche Schule
Organist Jan van de Laar performs works by Johann Sebastian Bach and five of Bach's students, including his two eldest sons, Wilhelm Friedemann and Carl Philipp Emanuel. Van de Laar plays the 1798 Holzhey organ at the Abbey Church in Neresheim, Germany.
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J. S. Bach's Earliest Autographs:  The Weimar Tablature
Jean-Claude Zehnder plays works drawn from this fascinating document on the Schnitger organ known to Bach in St. Jacob’s Church, Hamburg.
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Bach at the Zenith

2-CD SET
Dritter Teil der Clavier-Übung

Harold Chaney expertly plays Bach’s monumental work on the 1966 Casavant 3-45 in the Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch, New York.

The American Organist calls the 2-CD set “…most satisfying performances of one of the great milestones of keyboard literature.”
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Orgelwerke - Hamm
Organist Heinrich Hamm plays works of J.S. Bach on an historical wonder, the 1750 Gabler organ at the Basilika Weingarten in Southern Germany.
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Bach and the Italian Influence
OHS Member Kimberly Marshall not only plays works of J. S. Bach specifically influenced by Italians, but also plays works of Frescobaldi, whom Bach studied. Marshall plays the 1984 Fisk Organ (Opus 85) at Stanford University's Stanford Memorial Church in Palo Alto, California. The four manual organ can be played in equal-temperament or in one-fifth comma meantone.
OHS Member Performs
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Pascale Rouet, orgue - Charleville-Mézières
J.S. Bach · F. Mendelssohn
Œuvres pour orgue

Organist Pascale Rouet plays works of Bach and Mendelssohn on the 1997 Yves Kœnig organ at the Basilica Notre-Dame d'Espérance de Charleville-Mézières in Northeastern France.
This disc earned a rating of 5 from France's Diapason magazine.
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Robert Clark plays Bach at Springfield
John Brombaugh’s Opus 35 of 3 manuals, 49 stops and 70 ranks at Springfield, Illinois' First Presbyterian Church hosts an all-Bach program.
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Joan Lippincott Plays Clavierübung III & Schübler Chorales
Joan Lippincott plays the beautiful organ built by Paul Fritts at Princeton Theological Seminary.
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Bach in New Brunswick: Aart Bergwerff Plays 2001 Richards, Fowkes Organ
Dutch organist Aart Bergwerff of the Rotterdam Conservatory and widely active musician, plays the 2001 Richards, Fowkes & Co. organ at Christ Church, New Brunswick, NJ, in its first recording. The organ was featured during the OHS American Organ Archives Symposium in May, 2005.
BACH: Concerto in d BWV 596
2 settings of Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 663 & BWV664
Prelude & Fugue in D BWV 532
Trio Sonata 5 in C BWV 529
Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott BWV 740
Sei gegrüsset BWV 768
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J. S. Bach: Orgelbuchlein BWV 599-644 - Murray Forbes Somerville
The famous Flentrop at Busch Hall, Harvard University. Writes David Mulbury in The American Record Guide, May 2001, "[this CD] ranks very high among the best recent recordings...In fact, it deserves first place..."
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Bach: Art of Fugue, Completed
2-CDs for the Price of One! Michael Ferguson, whose completion of Contrapunctus 14 (which Bach left unfinished) is published and highly regarded, plays the entire work on the 56-rank Schantz in the receptive acoustic of the Church of St. Leo the Great, St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Bach at St. Thomas, Leipzig: Great 18 Leipzig Chorales -- Gillian Weir Plays
Gillian Weir plays the 18 Leipzig Chorales, BWV 651-668, on the “Bach” organ at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, where Bach was music director. Completed in 2000, the organ replicates one built in Eisenach, J. S. Bach’s hometown, where he knew the organ and the designing done for the 4-61 by his uncle, who was organist at the church. Also included are Fantasia in G, BWV 572; Trio No. 4 in e, BWV 528; Prelude & Fugue in b, BWV 544; and Toccata & Fugue in F, BWV 540.
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Bach Goldberg Variations, the Schnitger at Weener
The difficult Goldberg Variations belong to that select group of works which remain convincing, whatever the instrument. The organ offers a technical means for dividing various voices and for choosing a registration which matches the character of the variation. The Schnitger-Ahrend organ in Georgeskirche, Weener, offers fine acoustics and many chamber-music registration possibilities. Abram Bezuijen is the organist. Click on the headline to order.
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Bach: Art of Fugue
Bach’s Art of Fugue functions in many ways as an instrumental counterpoint to the B-minor Mass, his last vocal work of the late 1740s. It has aesthetically nothing in common with contrapuntal and fugal treatises, and it doesn’t want to be a theory textbook. It represents a very personal statement concerning the art of composition, a deliberate synthesis of theory and practice in Bach’s very own language. Ullrich Böhme, organist of the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, plays the autograph version on the historic Riepp organ in Ottobeuren.
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Bach Masterworks on 101 Ranks, Franz Hauk Plays
Franz Hauk plays selected masterpieces of the Great Bach on the 4-101 Klais built at Liebfrauenmünster, Ingolstadt, in 1977. Toccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565; Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C, BWV 564; Fantasy & Fugue in g, BWV 542; Toccata & Fugue in F, BWV 540; Prelude & Fugue in D, BWV 532; An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653b; Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar, BWV 607; Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 605; In dulci jucilo, BWV 608; Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag, BWV 629; Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
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Gillian Weir's Clavierübung and Schübler Chorales on Phelps Organs
Gillian Weir plays organs built by her late husband Lawrence Phelps: the Casavant of the Deer Park United Church in Toronto and the Phelps organ of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Fort Collins, Colorado. Schübler Chorales; Clavierübung III; Chorale Partita O Gott, du frommer Gott; Pastorale in F
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Bach and the French Connection
Kimberly Marshall plays some of Bach’s popular pieces juxtaposed with works by French composers which Bach studied. The organ is the Fisk at Stanford University, which was inspired by organs that Bach would have played. The Fisk is also unique in that it incorporates two different tuning temperaments, both of which are heard on this recording. Click Picture for Details & to Order
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Bach Leipzig Chorales from St. Maximin
Pierre Bardon, titulaire for more than 40 years at St. Maximin, Aix-en-Provence, and its important 1774 Isnard organ, brings maturity and spiritual depth to the “Great 18" Bach chorales. Click on the headline to order.
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Bach at Regensburg Cathedral
In the magnificent acoustics of Regensburg Cathedral,the 3-75 Mathis organ from Switzerland sounds perfect with cathedral organist Franz Josef Stoiber playing it. The cathedral choir briefly sings each chorale before Stoiber plays Bach’s organ setting. Click on the headline for more information and to order.
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Bach vs. Scarlatti vs. Handel: THE GREAT CONTEST
What if the greatest keyboard players of the first half of the 18th century — Bach, Scarlatti, and Handel — all born in 1650, had met in a contest of technical brillance and quickness of invention? This recording imagines these remarkable musicians thus competing. David Yearsley plays the large Fisk organ at Stanford Memorial Church, Stanford University. Click on the headline for more information and to order.
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Remembering Biggs, Bach, and The Busch
John Ayer plays the famous Flentrop with which E. Power Biggs is forever associated for both his radio program and his advocacy of its tonal qualities. If these CDs are played in a computer, many pictures of the organ and Biggs are displayed as the music plays. Also accessible from the CD is an Adobe Acrobat file containing Barbara Owen’s account of the organ’s creation for Busch Hall at Harvard. Click picture for repertoire
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George Ritchie Plays Bach, Vol. 1
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George Ritchie Plays Bach, Vol. 2
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George Ritchie Plays Bach, Vol. 3
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George Ritchie Plays Bach, Vol. 4
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Robert Noehren Plays Bach
At last, released for the first time in any format, these elegant performances are played by the famed teacher and organist on organs that he, himself, built. Works include Fantasia & Fugue in g; Fugue in G “Gigue;” Preludes & Fugues in d & a; Sei gegrüßet; O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 767; Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein; Wo soll ich fliehen hin Click picture for more information
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Bach Transcribed on a 1927 Austrian Romantic Organ
Johannes Geffert plays works of Bach for instruments or voice and which have been transcribed for organ. The organ was built in 1927 by Josef Behmann of Vorarlburg for St. Martin’s in Dornbirn, Austria, and restored with no changes in 1986 by the Swiss firm Kuhn. Wolfgang Rehn of the Kuhn firm wrote about this famous restoration in Acta Organologica XXII, “The insight that each style of music is best . . . played on the original instruments of the period should certainly not be limited to ancient music . . .” The transcriptions are by Guilmant, Widor, Landmann, Karg-Elert, E. Power Biggs, and W. T. Best Click picture for repertoire
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Bach at Fulda Cathedral
Out of print from manufacturer. The cathedral at Fulda, with its large 1877 Sauer organ rebuilt and enlarged in 1995 by Christoph Glatter-Götz of Rieger, provides vibrant acoustics for the music of Bach, including the Toccata, Adagio & Fugue, Sei gegrüsset, Prelude & Fugue in g, Trio IV, Schmücke dich. Hans-Jürgen Kaiser plays. Click picture for repertoire
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Silbermann Organs in Vogtland: Mylau & Reichenbach
The distinguished organist and teacher Felix Freidrich, leader of the Thüringian Organ Academy since 1991, organist of the Trost organ in Altenburg, and an officer of the Gottfried Silbermann Society, plays two Silbermanns: the 2-26 built at Mylau in 1731 and the 2-37 built at Reichenbach in 1725. Click ikon for repertoire
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The Amsterdam Bach<BR>Schübler Chorales + more at St. Michael's, NYC
Nicholas White, organist of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in New York City, plays the Six Schübler Chorales, BWV 645-650, of J. S. Bach on the beautiful and justly famous 3-55 organ built by Rudolph von Beckerath in 1967. Also, Prelude & Fugue in B minor, BWV 544; "Come now, the holiest of Holies," BWV 659, and Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
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Robert Clark Plays Organ Works "From the Land of Bach"
Robert Clark plays the Fritts organ at Arizona State University. Works by Bach, Scheidt, Kittel, Schumann, Mendelssohn Click ikon for repertoire
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The 1721 Silbermann at Rotha
The Gottfried Silbermann at Rotha, Germany, built 1718-21 at St. George’s Church, comprises 30 ranks on two manuals and pedal. The fine organist Johannes Unger plays Bach, Mozart, and Mendelssohn. Click for repertoire
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Wegscheider Copies Silbermann
The Dresden organbuilder Kristian Wegscheider is likely to have a large part of the project of making a new Silbermann for the Frauenkirche such as this “new” Silbermann of 20 registers at the church in Loschwitz.
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Joan Lippincott Plays Bach: Trio Sonatas Nos. 1-6
Joan Lippincott Plays Bach: Trio Sonatas Nos. 1-6 on the 1995 Taylor & Boody op. 27 at St. Thomas Church, New York City.
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Keyboard Instruments of the Bach House, Eisenach
in Germany, where J. S. Bach was born. The handsome, tall, booklet describes with color photos and English text three instruments: a Silbermann spinet, a ca. 1715 German harpsichord, and a 3-rank house organ, all located in the Bach House. The instruments are well played and recorded on the CD in works by J. S. B.
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Bach: Clavierübung III
James Kibbie performs on the 1990 Létourneau organs (3-55 and 1-4) in the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria in St. Catherines, Ontario.
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Bach Trios on Two Silbermanns
Hubert Meister plays Trio Sonatas Nos. 1-6 BWV 525-520, on the Gottfried Silbermann organs in Grosshartmannsdorf and Forcheim.
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Joan Lippincott, Organist plays: J. S. Bach: Leipzig Chorales
On the Flentrop Organ of Duke Chapel.
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Bach on the Fritts
Jonathan Biggers plays the 1992 Paul Fritts organ, Arizona State University. Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C; Partita Sei Gegrusset, Jesu gütig; Preludes & Fugues in A & a; Passacaglia in c; Chorale Preludes Schmücke dich & Wenn wir in höchsten
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Joan Lippincott Plays Bach's Toccatas & Fugues
at Duke University on the Flentrop magnum opus. Included are Bach’s four great Toccatas and Fugues plus the Prelude and Fugue in C and the Passacaglia.
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Harald Vogel: The Bach Circle in Three Volumes
Choose from three volumes of Harald Vogel playing works of J. S. Bach and of his contemporaries, predecessors, and successors on significant instruments from the time of Bach and new organs built in the styles of Bach’s era. Booklet notes are thorough and are in English and other languages. Registrations and stoplists are included.
Organist Carl Staplin exploits the grand sound of the 3-35 Dobson tracker built in 1993 at Faith Lutheran Church, Des Moines, Iowa. This unique production precedes each of ten large chorale preludes with a choral performance of the tune sung in English.
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The Italian Connection: <br>Bach’s Transcriptions of Corelli, Legrenzi, and Vivaldi

Christopher Herrick plays the beautiful 1978 Metzler at Villmergen, Switzerland. after VIVALDI: Concerti in C, a, d; after CORELLI: Fugue on a Theme of Corelli in b; after ERNST: Concerti in G; C (movement); after LEGRENZI: Fugue on a theme of Legrenzi in c
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Bach:  The Art of the Fugue

Lynn Zeigler plays the Brombaugh Op. 29 at Iowa State University in this 2-CD set.
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Bach in New Clothing
This CD gathers famous Bach works in settings by later composers to record with period material the grand 1904 Wilhelm Sauer 3-49 at the Evangelical Church in Dormund-Dorstfeld, Germany. Tomasz Adam Nowak plays musically with energy and commitment.
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Helmut Walcha Plays Bach’s Art of Fugue
This newly re-mastered CD of recordings made in 1956 at St. Laurenskerk, Alkmaar was the first stereo recording released by Archiv in its pioneering series on early music.
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