30 Short Chorale Preludes Op. 135a by Max Reger (1873-1916). Edited by Michael Kube. For Organ. Organ. Henle Music Folios. Pages: X and 29. Softcover. 40 pages. G. Henle #HN761. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480761).
Max Reger, the creator of forbiddingly difficult organ music, could also take a different tack. His Thirty Little Chorale Preludes are intended for semiprofessional organists always on the lookout for good organ chorales for use in Sunday church services. Reger selected the best-known tunes of his day from the Lutheran hymnal. Most of them are still in use today and form excellent additions to modern services. Michael Kube, in a detailed preface, draws a vivid picture of the composer and his superhuman creative powers.