Chorale Preludes Of The 17th And 18th Centuries edited by Hermann Keller. For organ. Organ Albums. Baroque. Difficulty: easy-medium to medium. Organ solo book. Organ notation and introductory text. 126 pages. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P04448).
ISBN M-3007-5517-5. With organ notation and introductory text. Baroque. 9x12 inches.
This selection of shorter and easier chorale preludes is designed to supplement Karl Straube's '45 Chorale Preludes of the Old Masters' (EP3048), especially for use in church. We therefore selected only those pieces which can be used today - transposed, where necessary, to more suitable keys. In the case of important chorales, several treatments were included, sometimes in more than one key. Musical value was the primary factor of selection, but, where possible, preferance was given to compositions not generally available elsewhere. Of the 80 pieces, 24 require the pedals; 33 do not use them; in 23, they are optional. Thus the collection offers rich material for organists at all stages of development. (Hermann Keller, Stuttgart, September 1937)
Most do not require pedal; includes 18 suitable for Christmas.