A Musical Offering

Author: Ruth Buenting
Editor: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788015273
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A companion volume to Gloria: Letters From Hymnwriters, providing brief commentary for each church season, creative letters from the writers of traditional hymns, suggested hymns for singing by the choir and congregation, and original descants for several hymns.

The Art Of The Fugue And A Musical Offering

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486319768
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Nineteen canons and fugues (complete with a piano reduction). Also included is a set of canonical variations on a theme by Frederick the Great, complete with solutions and a realization of the keyboard part.

The Musical Offering And The Goldberg Variations

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Editor: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457468575
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The Musical Offering dates from a visit of Bach to the court of Frederick II in Berlin, where his son Carl Philip Emmanuel was Court-Kapellmeister. The King (himself a composer maily for flute) gave Bach a theme suitable for a fugue. This was at once elaborated by him into a 3 part fugue. Later on Bach developed this with his own themes and fugues and dedicated the work to the King(Opfer — Offering). The instruments are mostly not indicated and left to players to decide upon. The Goldberg Variations date from 1742 and were named after Bach's pupil Johann Gottlieb Goldberg who was a chamber musician to one Count Keyserling. The count suffered from insomnia and had Goldber relax him with music to fall asleep. Goldberb commissioned the Aria with 30 Variations from Bach. Thus we owe this most magnificant of variation-works to an arisotract's physical failing.

Rethinking J S Bach S Musical Offering

Author: Anatoly Milka
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527541010
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J.S. Bach’s Musical Offering is a broadly known and extensively studied collection of musical pieces, written in 1747 shortly after his visit to the Potsdam court of Frederick the Great. The composition, however, survived in separated sheets of different formats, and finding the logic of its organization into a cycle became a great challenge for scholars of the following centuries. Based on ground-breaking findings by Christoph Wolff, who revealed the main principles of the Musical Offering’s structure, as well as those promulgated by Hans Theodor David, and more recently by G. Butler, W. Wiemer, R. Tatlow, and many other scholars, this book develops and revises their ideas, arriving at a unique conception of the possible original structure of the Musical Offering. While the rods of the collection do not provoke disagreements among scholars, the ordering of the ten canons (including the Fuga canonica) remains mysterious in many aspects, and this text gives them a close examination. It considers their kinds (thematic and contrapuntal); textual inscriptions; the canons’ function within the cycle (as vignettes to the main pieces); and their location, among other aspects. The volume includes profuse references to historical and cultural context; court etiquette; contrapuntal techniques; the history of the ricercar; expertise in Bach’s handwriting and habits of music layout in his manuscripts; and the Baroque principles of organization in arts.

A Musical Offering J S B 1985

Author: Alexander Goehr
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Bach And The Meanings Of Counterpoint

Author: David Yearsley
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521803465
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Interpretations of Bach's late compositions which include complex musical techniques such as canon.

A Musical Offering

ISBN: 9781999368456
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The Keyboard Music Of J S Bach

Author: David Schulenberg
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136091467
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The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach provides an introduction to and comprehensive discussion of all the music for harpsichord and other stringed keyboard instruments by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Often played today on the modern piano, these works are central not only to the Western concert repertory but to musical pedagogy and study throughout the world. Intended as both a practical guide and an interpretive study, the book consists of three introductory chapters on general matters of historical context, style, and performance practice, followed by fifteen chapters on the individual works, treated in roughly chronological order. The works discussed include all of Bach's individual keyboard compositions as well as those comprising his famous collections, such as the Well-Tempered Clavier, the English and French Suites, and the Art of Fugue.


Author: Christoph Wolff
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674059269
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More than two centuries after his lifetime, J. S. Bach's work continues to set musical standards. Noted Bach scholar Christoph Wolff offers new perspectives on the composer's life and remarkable career.

Philosophy Of The Performing Arts

Author: David Davies
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444343441
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This book provides an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts. Presents the significant philosophical issues concerning the performing arts in an accessible style, assuming no prior knowledge Provides a critical overview and a comprehensive framework for thinking about the performing arts Examines the assumption that classical music provides the best model for thinking about artistic performance across the performing arts Explores ways in which the ‘classical paradigm’ might be extended to other musical genres, to theatre, and to dance Applies the thinking on performing arts to the issue of ‘performance art’