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Sonoma Bach
The Little Organ Book

3 p.m.
Schroeder Hall

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Sonoma Bach
The Little Organ Book

Anne Laver, organ
Circa 1600

Sat, Jan 21, 2023 - Tickets: $15–$28

Saturday January 21, 3 p.m.

Bachgrounder 35 minutes before the performance

During Bach’s years in Weimar (1708-1717) he conceived and began work upon the Orgelbüchlein, an enormous collection of 164 brief organ preludes on Lutheran chorales for the entire church year. These would have been used to introduce congregational singing of the chorales, or perhaps as occasional music to accompany various sections of the liturgy. In the event, 46 of the settings were completed. Together they form a magical compendium of techniques and creative solutions which bring to vivid life these beloved melodies. Anne Laver will play many of the preludes, adding several from the modern ‘Orgelbüchlein Project’, which aims to complete the set; Circa 1600 will introduce the chorale melodies.

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