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The Langloz manuscript

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Product description

What sorts of processes were going through the mind of J.S. Bach as he improvised a fugue in three, four, or even six parts? And what sort of training equipped an organist of the early eighteenth century to practise the art of accompaniment and improvisation successfully? The practical method which linked keyboard technique, improvisation, performance, and composition in a continuum was the thoroughbass, the centre of the Baroque musicians art. The Langloz Manuscript, originating in the era and proximity of Bach's region of activity, and containing the largest extant collection of figured bass fugues, provides a window into this very process, and demonstrates more clearly than any words can the method by which the art of thoroughbass provided a foundation for extemporised fugue. The present edition is the first publication of this manuscript.

This hardback edition is used, in very good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Renwick, William
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198167296
ISBN-13:
9780198167297
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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What sorts of processes were going through the mind of J.S. Bach as he improvised a fugue in three, four, or even six parts? And what sort of training equipped an organist of the early eighteenth century to practise the art of accompaniment and improvisation successfully? The practical method which linked keyboard technique, improvisation, performance, and composition in a continuum was the thoroughbass, the centre of the Baroque musicians art. The Langloz Manuscript, originating in the era and proximity of Bach's region of activity, and containing the largest extant collection of figured bass fugues, provides a window into this very process, and demonstrates more clearly than any words can the method by which the art of thoroughbass provided a foundation for extemporised fugue. The present edition is the first publication of this manuscript.

This hardback edition is used, in very good condition.

Author(s):
Renwick, William
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198167296
ISBN-13:
9780198167297
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

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