Chapter

The Music and its Performance

Russell Stinson

in J. S. Bach's Great Eighteen Organ Chorales

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780195116663
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848959 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116663.003.0004
The Music and its Performance

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This chapter considers the Great Eighteen as individual works. It examines aspects of the music, particularly issues of performance practice. The pieces in their order of appearance in the autograph manuscript are covered. Registration, ornamentation, and tempo are some of the problems of performance practice of the Great Eighteen.

Keywords: Great Eighteen; Bach; music; performance practice; autograph manuscript

Chapter.  9645 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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