Sample Organ Recital Programmes (5)

Bach’s Organ Works


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Note: as you can probably tell from the pictures above and below, at the heart of this concert is a joke: not one of the items in the concert was originally written by Bach for the organ - the works by Bach are arrangements of works not originally for the organ, and the other pieces are not by Bach, although a number of them were arranged by Bach for the organ. The irony, is that the concert includes many of the most popular works by Bach, regularly played on the organ.

Capriccio BWV 916
from the keyboard Toccata in G major, arr. Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott BWV 721
from a cantata by Buxtehude, arr. J. S. Bach

Ich Hatte Viel Bekümmernis BWV 21
from the cantata of the same name, last movement, elaborated by Franz Liszr

Concerto in G major BWV 592
from a concerto for violin, strings and basso continuo by Johann Ernst, Prinz von Sachsen-Weimar, arr. J. S. Bach
[Allegro] - Grave - Presto

Adagio (Air célèbre) BWV 1068
from the Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, arr. Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Concerto in E flat (first movement)
once attributed to J. S. Bach, now Anon.

Ich steh’ mit einem Fuss im Grabe BWV 156
the Sinfonia of a cantata of the same name, arr. C. H. Trevor

Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit BWV 106
Sonatina from the Actus Tragicus, arr. by Thomas Lemmens

Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze) BWV 208
from an aria of the same name, arr. Stainton de B. Taylor

Toccata and Fugue in d minor BWV 565
not sure about this one. probably not by Bach, probably not originally for organ, and probably not in d minor, but apart from that …

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