The Orgelbuchlein Project Vol.4: a 21st-century completion of Bach’s Orgelbüchlein

Books | Organ

Publisher: Edition Peters
Composer: Various
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

The Orgelbüchlein Project is a collective composition project aiming to complete Bach’s unfinished manuscript known as ‘Orgelbüchlein’. In the ‘Little Organ Book’, Bach laid out a complete hymnal of short organ chorale, 164 in all, but only completed 46 of them.

Why the remaining 118 were left as blank pages, with only a title at the head, remains a mystery, but they inspired organist William Whitehead to found the Orgelbüchlein Project, in which contemporary composers are invited to contribute a piece to completing the collection.

The resulting collection, to be published in eight volumes, represents a cross-section of the most interesting composers at work today across Europe. More information about the project is available at www.orgelbuechlein.com.

ISBN: M577014982
Published on: 30 November 2017
No of pages: 152
Language: English, German
Catalogue No: EP73145