Selected Organ Works. Vol.4: Arrangements on German Protestant Hymns; Works in the Style of J S Bach, G F Handel (Urtext).


By Guilmant

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Guilmant Selected Organ Works IV: Arrangements
Arrangements based on German Protestant hymns, sacred character pieces, works in the style of Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel

Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911) was organist at the Trinity Church in Paris and a professor at the Conservatoire.  His influence was widespread and an entire school was founded on his playing.

With their clear formal design and their manageable demands on technique, these pieces reflect Guilmant’s basic precept of creating works for church and concert performance.

Stylistically, they are noteworthy for their evocative and confessional mood and their straightforward, highly melodious workmanship.

Volume IV presents Guilmant’s settings of Lutheran chorales.  His preference for the Protestant legacy of the baroque, especially the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, led him to write works in the style of Bach and Handel.  Clear in form and relatively easy to play, these pieces reflect his basic intention to write music for both church and concert hall.

Now they are gathered together in a single volume.

– First scholarly-critical edition of Guilmant’s organ music

– Based on latest scholarly research. Includes previously unexplored sources

– Included in each volume is a detailed foreword (Fr/Eng/Ger), critical report (Ger) with an initial explanatory text (Fr/Ger/Eng), and catalogue of sources

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