Johann Sebastian Bach at the organ
Johann Sebastian Bach at the organ
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In Praise of B-A-C-H #2332

. . . the name says it all, but when spelled out in tones it provides for some intriguing reinterpretations.

Hour One

JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACHFugue on B-A-C-HJOHANN CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH BACH:  Fuguetta on J-C-F-B-A-C-H   –Joachim Dorfmuuller (1746 J-A Silbermann/St. Etienne, Marmoutier) MD&G 3330

ROBERT SCHUMANNFugue on B-A-C-H, Op. 60, no. 2Simon Preston (1991 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Clayton State College, Morrow, GA) PD Archive (r. 5/12/2007)

SAMUEL ADLERIn Praise of Bach Karel Paukert (1971 Holtkamp/Gartner Auditorium, Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH) Azica 71229

CAMERON CARPENTERSerenade & Fugue on B-A-C-H (2009)Cameron Carpenter (1932-2002 Aeolian-Skinner/Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New York, NY) Telarc 31980

KARL LUDWIG KREUTZStrike Number One (after Bach’s BWV 565)Karl Ludwig Kreutz (1991 Tzschöckel/St. Antonius Kirche, Trier, Germany) Organ Promotion 8004

SCHUMANNFugue on B-A-C-H, Op. 56, no. 6Daniel Beckmann (1837 Dreymann/St. Ignaz Church Mainz, Germany) Aeolus 11201

Filler – SCHUMANN Op. 60, no. 2/Preston (see above)

Hour Two

BACH (arr. Carpenter):  Invention No. 8 in F, BWV 779Cameron Carpenter (2014 Marshall & Ogletree/Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin-Dahlhem, Germany) Sony 78262

MILOS SOKOLAPassacaglia quasi Toccata na Tema B-A-C-HKatherine Moen (Casavant/Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN) PD Archive (r. 5/13/73)

CARSON COOMANTrilogy on B-A-C-H (2017)Erik Simmons (1997 Mathis, via Hauptwerk samples/St. Peter & Paul Church, Görlitz, Germany) Divine Art 2520

JOHANNES HAARKLOU:  Prelude & Fugue on B-A-C-H, Op. 121 –Kåre Nordstoga (1912 Åkerman & Lund/Kristine Church, Jönköping, Sweden) Norsk Kulturråd 50036

WALTER PISTONChromatic Study on the Name of BachRobert Noehren (1966 Noehren/1st Baptist Church, Ann Arbor, MI) Lyrichord 7191

JEAN LANGLAISSix Pieces on B-A-C-H, Op. 229Ann Labounsky (1894 Cavaillé-Coll/Saint Antoine des Quinze-Vingts, Paris, France) Voix au Vent 13

Filler – CARPENTER (see above)

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