Chorale Harmonisations, BWV 1-438 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Selections (371 Chorale-Settings)

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Editor Alfred Dörffel (1821-1905)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1871]. Plate 12021.
Reprinted Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1875). Plate V.A. 10
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Misc. Notes Based C.P.E. Bach's 1784-87 edition. 2 staves, modern clefs, no text. No.101 split between Parts I and II. This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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Selections, BGA 39 (BWV 253–438)

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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 39 (pp.175-276)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1892. Plate B.W. XXXIX.
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Misc. Notes BWV 253-438 numbered 1 to 185. 4-staves, original clefs
In small print is the number according to the "371 chorales" collection (with a few errors although).
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Publisher. Info. Palo Alto: CCARH.
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Misc. Notes 4-staves edition, modern clefs
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Editor Carl Ferdinand Becker (1804-1877)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, (1841).
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Misc. Notes Becker's collection is ordered by chorale melody and has 210 items numbered
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Editor Frieder Rempp (1942-)
Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie III. Motetten, Choräle, Lieder
Band 2.1. Choräle und geistliche Lieder, Teil 1 (pp.1-102)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1991. Plate BA 5075.
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Misc. Notes 600 dpi. Page size is 10.00 x 12.688 inches.
Dietel Sammlung (149 chorales) plus the 3 Choräle zu Trauungen.
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Misc. Notes Double Reed Quartet means Oboe, English Horn, Bass oboe, Bassoon
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For Mixed Chorus and Piano

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Translator John Sullivan Dwight (1813-1893), English text
Publisher. Info. Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1856. Plate 8371
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For Organ (Gouin)

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Arranger Pierre Gouin - Contact
Publisher. Info. Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2007-08, 2015
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Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
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Editor Antonio Armendáriz
Language German / Spanish
Publisher. Info. Lodosa: Antonio Armendáriz Navarro
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Misc. Notes 4-stave scores. High resolution. Biographical data (in Spanish). Alta calidad. Textos en alemán y español. Datos biográficos.
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Editor Antonio Armendáriz
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Misc. Notes 4-stave edition. High quality. German and Spanish texts. Biographical data.
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General Information

Work Title Chorale harmonisations
Alternative. Title Vierstimmige Choralgesänge ; Four Part Chorales
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 415 chorale-settings*
First Publication. 1765, 1769 - Berlin: Friedrich Wilhelm Birnstiel (200 chorales)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation mixed chorus (SATB)
External Links Wikipedia article
bach-chorales.com
Extra Information Publication timeline to 1843

Misc. Comments

Collections of Chorale-Settings by J. S. Bach
  • Manuscript collections
149 Chorales (Dittel, 1734-35)
3 Choräle zu Trauungen (1734-38)
135 Chorales (Fasch, 1762)
383 Chorales (1770-89)
  • Published collections
371 Vierstimmige Choralgesänge (1784-87)
319 Mehrstimmige Choralgesänge und geistliche Arien (1850-65)
Vierstimmige Kirchengesänge (1893)
389 Choralgesänge (1898)