Apparatus musico-organisticus

£45.99

By Georg Muffat
Edited by Jon Baxendale

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Description

Published in 1690, Georg Muffat’s Apparatus musico-organisticus is a volume of twelve organ toccatas with a supplement of four occasional pieces for either harpsichord or organ. The multi-sectional toccatas are virtuoso in content and cover a range of musical styles, which Muffat thought to be a key feature of his compositional technique. The four additional pieces include the famous Ciacona and Passacaglia and an extensive set of variations on a blacksmith’s song.

In the preface, the editor examines the life of Muffat, discusses the available sources and stylistic influences. Muffat was one of the few seventeenth-century composers to discuss the performance practice of his string music, and his essays (in four languages) have each been dissected and discussed with a view to the performance of his organ music. The preface also discusses stylus phantasticus and rhythmic alteration, as well as fingering and registration.

Additional information

Composer

Baxendale J., Muffat G.

Publisher

Lyrebird