Bach’s Eighteen Leipzig Chorales BWV 651-668- John Scott Organ Recital

Saturday, June 14, 2014
4:00 PM


John Scott, Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church, performs Bach’s Eighteen Leipzig Chorales BWV 651-658.Also known as the Great Eighteen Chorale Preludes, these chorale preludes for organ were prepared by J.S. Bach in Leipzig during his final decade (1740‚Äì1750) from earlier works composed in Weimar, where he was court organist. The works form an encyclopedic collection of large-scale chorale preludes in a variety of styles harking back to the previous century, which Bach gradually perfected during his career. Together with the Orgelb√ºchlein, the Sch√ºbler Chorales and the third book of the Clavier-√ºbung, they represent the summit of Bach’s sacred music for solo organ.

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