Bach Transcriptions for Piano: Twentieth-century Arrangements from Choral and Instrumental Works
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The Magic Christian said Sancta Civitas!!!. I'm off to play continuo on piano at the Three Choirs Festival, so bugger off!!!! When England still ruled as an empire, Brits would have enjoyed playing Bach in these piano-rich transcriptions. Think Busoni, but musical. Tons o' fun!!!!
Melvyn Cooper, Piano Professional, Autumn 2013 . This companion volume to A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen is an absolute gem OUP are to be congratulated for re-issuing this amazing collection which pianists will enjoy adding to their repertoire of transcriptions
Demonstrating the range and popularity of Bach piano transcriptions during the early twentieth century, this volume brings together arrangements from notable British musical figures, including Myra Hess, Leonard Borwick, Harriet Cohen, and William H. Harris. The collection includes exuberant fantasias and fugues, gentle transcriptions from instrumental works, and popular chorales such as 'Jesu, joy of man's desiring' and 'Bist du bei mir'. With an introduction by David Owen Norris, Bach Transcriptions for Piano is the perfect resource for all intermediate to advanced pianists wishing to further explore Bach's music.
Norris has also presented a number of radio series, including BBC Radio 4's Playlist. A pianist specializing in accompaniment and piano duos, he taught piano and became involved in continuing education, presenting courses for the universities of Manchester, Nottingham, and Cambridge. He is a lifelong enthusiast for the music of William Walton, and has lectured widely on the subject and visited the Walton estate in Italy. The