Bach Transcriptions for Piano

Bach Transcriptions for Piano : Twentieth-century arrangements from choral and instrumental works

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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 more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 64 pages
  • 229 x 311 x 5mm | 240g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193392615
  • 9780193392618
  • 239,913

Table of contents

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers, Wake) ; Siciliano (Sonata in E flat for Flute and Harpsichord) ; Pastorella in F major, mov. 3 ; In dulci jubilo (In sweet rejoicing) ; Bist du bei mir (If thou art near) ; Christ lag in Todes Banden (Christ lay in death's bonds) ; Jesu, bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring) ; Seht, was die Liebe tut (See what his love can do) ; Sarabande (Cello Suite in D major) ; Ertodt' uns durch dein' Gute (Sanctify us by thy goodness) ; Pastorella in F major, mov. 4 ; Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (Beloved Jesu, we are here) ; Fugue in G minor ; Was Gott thut, das ist wohlgethan (What God hath done is rightly done) ; Adagio (Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C major) ; Wenn wir in hochsten Noten sein (When we are in greatest need) ; Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (Salvation now has come for all)show more

About Johann Sebastian Bach

Michael Aston held an Exhibition for music at Cambridge University. After a short career in the Civil Service, he moved to Leeds, in 1979, and began a career as a freelance musician. A pianist specializing in accompaniment and piano duos, he taught piano and became involved in continuing education, presenting courses for the universities of Manchester, Nottingham, and Cambridge. He is a lifelong enthusiast for the music of William Walton, and has lectured widely on the subject and visited the Walton estate in Italy. He has written about Walton for Classical Music magazine and edited a volume of the William Walton Edition, published by Oxford University Press. He is the compiler of four volumes of piano duets published by OUP. David Owen Norris is a pianist, broadcaster, teacher, and composer. The first recipient of the Gilmore Artist Award, he has achieved international acclaim as a concert pianist, recording a rich variety of music as both a soloist and accompanist. Norris has also presented a number of radio series, including BBC Radio 4's more

Review quote

This companion volume to A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen is an absolute gem . . . OUP are to be congratulated for re-issuing this amazing collection which pianists will enjoy adding to their repertoire of transcriptions. * Melvyn Cooper, Piano Professional, Autumn 2013 *show more