J.S. Bach
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The Biggs Bach Book

Main Performer
or Conductor:
E. Power Biggs
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Producer: Hellmuth Kolbe
Instrumentation:Organ
Individual Works:1. March for keyboard in D major (possibly C.P.E. Bach), BWV Anh. 122
2. Polonaise for keyboard in G minor, BWV Anh. 119
3. Minuet for keyboard in G major (probably not by Bach), BWV Anh. 114
4. Minuet for keyboard in G minor (probably not by Bach), BWV Anh. 115
5. Minuet for keyboard in G major (probably not by Bach), BWV Anh. 116
6. Musette for keyboard in D major, BWV Anh. 126
7. Polonaise for keyboard in G minor, BWV Anh. 125
8. Minuet for keyboard in D minor, BWV Anh. 132
9. Polonaise for keyboard in G major, BWV Anh. 130
10. Work(s) Menuet Fait Par Mons Böhm
11. March for keyboard in G major, BWV Anh. 124
12. Bist du bei mir, aria for voice & continuo (spurious, by Stölzel), BWV 508
13. Wie wohl ist mir, O Freund der Seelen, aria for voice & continuo (spurious), BWV 517
14. Chorale for 4 voices ("Schaffs mit mir, Gott, nach deinem Willen"), BWV 514
15. Suite for keyboard in A major (spurious, by Telemann), BWV 824 Gigue
16. Cantata No. 79, "Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild," BWV 79 Nun Danket Alle Gott
17. Nun Danket All
18. Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," ("Hunting Cantata"), BWV 208 Schafe Können Sicher Weiden
19. Chorale prelude for organ ("Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme"), (Schübler No. 1), BWV 645
20. Cantata No. 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 Gloria Sei Dir Gesungen
21. Cantata No. 156, "Ich steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe," BWV 156 Sinfonia
22. Chorale prelude for organ ("Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott"), BWV 720
23. Chorale for 4 voices ("Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott"), BWV 302
24. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 Jesus Bleibet Meine Freude
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Sony - Columbia Masterworks
Catalog Number:Sony - #30539
Year Released/Recorded:1971?
Total Playing Time:0:48
Comments:E. D. Loesch said:

The Little Music Book for Anna Magdalena Bach sounds fabulous on the Flentrop mechanical tracker organ in Massachusetts. The chorales are performed on the Silbermann organ at Arlesheim, Switzerland. Time-worn favorites come alive at Biggs' hands. The performances are definitive, yet so well executed it is like hearing them anew with each listening. The sound is superior on the vinyl record.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • E. D. Loesch
Date First Submitted:09/20/2003
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