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Original Compositions 2
By Wilhelm Middelschulte
Composed by Wilhelm Middelschulte (1868-1943). Edited by Jürgen Sonnentheil and Hans-Dieter Meyer. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Wilhelm Middelschulte. Complete Organ Works II \| BARENREITER URTEXT. Performance score, anthology. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA08492. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA08492).
Item Number: BA.BA08492
ISBN 9790006528325. 30 x 23 cm inches.
Wilhelm Middelschulte (1863–1943) studied church music in Berlin . From 1891 onwards he worked as director of the organ department at the American Conservatory in Chicago and the Wisconsin Conservatory in Milwaukee .
As a virtuoso organist he had a formative impact on American organ music: even Ferruccio Busoni called him a ‘master of counterpoint’ and the greatest contrapuntal composer since J. S. Bach.
The Concerto for Organ is a masterpiece of contrapuntal inversion. The thematic material of all five movements is taken from the theme of the great Organ Fugue in E minor BWV 584/2 by Johann Sebastian Bach. The “ Canonic Fantasy” is in the form of a passacaglia, whose theme and contrapuntal inversions are taken from the BACH motif. The virtuoso “ Perpetuum mobile” for pedal solo is one of the works which Middelschulte performed most frequently.
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- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- Includes an introduction with critical commentary explaining source discrepancies and editorial decisions
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- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
- Superior paper and binding
- The first complete edition of the organ works of Willhelm Middelschulte
- Willhelm Middelschulte - A biographical appreciation
- The organ works
- Information concerning performance
- Willhelm Middelschulte (1908)
- Dedication of the new organ in Orchestra Hall, Chicago (1905)
- Orchestra Hall, Chicago (1904/05)
- St. James Roman Catholic Church, Chicago (1905)
- Perpetuum mobile (1903)
- Concerto for Organ on a Theme by Johann Sebastian Bach
- I. Prelude
- II. Scherzo
- III. Adagio
- IV. Intermezzo
- V. Finale
- Canonic Fantasia on BACH and Fugue on 4 Themes by Johann Sebastian Bach
- Andante Con Moto
- Introduction (Moderato molto e pensieroso
- Fugue on 4 Themes by Johann Sebastian Bach
- Perpetuum mobile
- Critical Report
- I. Abbreviations
- II. Editorial technique
- III. Sources
- IV. Detailed references
- Errata Volume 1 (BA8491)
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