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Original Compositions 1

By Wilhelm Middelschulte

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Composed by Wilhelm Middelschulte (1868-1943). Edited by Jurgen Sonnentheil and Hans-Dieter Meyer. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Wilhelm Middelschulte. Complete Organ Works I \| BARENREITER URTEXT. Performance score, anthology. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA08491. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA08491).

Item Number: BA.BA08491

ISBN 9790006528318. 30 x 23 cm inches.

Wilhelm Middelschulte (1863-1943) studied church music in Berlin and headed the organ department at the American Conservatory in Chicago and the Wisconsin Conservatory in Milwaukee from 1891 onwards. As a virtuoso organist he had a formative impact on American organ music: even Ferruccio Busoni called him amaster of counterpointand the greatest contrapuntist since J. S. Bach.

Middelschulte's oeuvre consists entirely of organ works. He was amodern classicistfirmly rooted in the 19th century tradition, yet strongly attached to baroque contrapuntal forms, and especially the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, with which he sought to rise above the compositional norm of his time. The result was a combination of romantic virtuosity with a vision of music that was anything but antiquarian, despite its historical models.

The D minor Passacaglia works on the same formal level as Bach's famous Passacaglia in C minor. The Canons and Fugue onVater unser im Himmelreichdemonstrate the formal rigour that typifies Middelschulte's music as a whole.

- First Urtext edition of Middelschulte's music
- Every volume has a detailed preface and critical report (German / English)
- Scheduled to include six volumes

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