Before Bach's Birthday Bash 2021: Daily Nightcaps

Day 1 - March 14

J. S. BACH: Organ Works, Part One (BWV 582, 525, 595, 654, 549, 767)

Bálint Karosi at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Stamford, CT (1995 Richards, Fowkes)

And, as a chaser:

J. S. BACH: Toccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565

Pieter Pilon at St. Martin’s Church/Martinikerk, Groningen, Netherlands (1691 Schnitger)

Score at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)


Day 2 - March 15

J. S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in a, BWV 551

Manuel Tomadin at St. Pankratius Church in Hamburg-Neuenfelde, Germany (1688 Schnitger)

Score at IMSLP


These four performances on YouTube:

J. S. BACH: Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227/9.

BACH: Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657.

BACH: Jesu, bleibet meine Freude, BWV 147/6.

BACH: Prelude & Fugue in a, BWV 543

Ullrich Böhme at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig (2000 Woehl)

Score for BWV 657 at IMSLP

Score for BWV 543 at IMSLP


Day 3 - March 16

J. S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in b, BWV 544

Elske te Lindert at the Bovenkerk in Kampen, Netherlands (1742 Hinsz)

Score at IMSLP


J. S. BACH: Organ Works, Part Two (BWV 551, 599-602, 703, 659-661, 699, 1105, 588, 569, 1115, 657, 700, 701, 769, 547)

Bálint Karosi at 1st Lutheran Church, Boston, MA (2000 Richards, Fowkes)


Day 4 - March 17

J. S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in c, BWV 546 & Chorale-prelude, Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654 (music begins at minute 14:20)

Helmut Deutsch at Eglise St. Sulpice, Paris, France (1862 Cavaillé-Coll)

Score for BWV 546 at IMSLP

Score for BWV 654 at IMSLP


J. S. BACH: Magnificat Fugue, BWV 733

Matthias Havinga at St. Bavo Church, Haarlem, Netherlands (1738 Christiaan Müller organ)

Score at IMSLP


Day 5 - March 18

J. S. BACH: Orgelbüchlein Chorale-preludes for Passiontide, BWV 618-624

Ulf Norberg at the Hedwig Eleanor Church, Stockholm, Sweden (1976 Grönlunds)

Score (program begins on page 28) at IMSLP


J. S. BACH: Organ Works, Part Three (BWV 566, 718, 528, 739, 563, 589, 736, 613-615, 1107, 634, 706, 731, 727, 544)

Bálint Karosi at St. Thomas Church, New York, NY (1996 Taylor & Boody)


Day 6 - March 19

MAX REGER: Fantasy & Fugue on B-A-C-H, Op 46

Ernst-Erich Stender at St. Mary’s Church, Lübeck, Germany (1968 Kemper)

Score at IMSLP


J. S. BACH: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564

Hans-André Stamm at the parish church in Waltershausen, Germany (1730 Trost)

Score at IMSLP


Day 7 - March 20

J. S. BACH: Passacaglia in c, BWV 582

Albrecht Koch at Freiberg Cathedral, Germany (1714 Silbermann)

Score at IMSLP


J. S. BACH: Organ Works, Part Four (BWV 541, 768, 709, 726, 734, 719, 550, 653b, 529, 572, and and Improvisation)

Bálint Karosi at Princeton Theological Seminary Chapel, NJ (2000 Fritts, Opus 20)


Day 8 - March 21

Happy Birthday, Johann Sebastian Bach!

One last tribute to Bach, from Franz Liszt who, through his piano transcriptions of Bach organ scores, helped with the 19th century Bach Revival and paid homage to JSB with this vivid virtuosic showpiece.

FRANZ LISZT (arr. Guillou): Fantasy & Fugue on B-A-C-H

Olivier Latry at Notre-Dame d’Auteuil, Paris (1885 Cavaille-Coll/1937 Beuchet-Debierre/2018 Lacorre)

Score at IMSLP





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