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Bach Transcriptions for Piano

Edited by Michael Aston


Our Description

  • Seventeen contrasting Bach transcriptions originally published separately by OUP from 1925 to 1954
  • Pieces carefully selected by Michael Aston, and re-engraved for this publication
  • Contributions by eminent figures in the British classical music scene of the period
  • Arrangements of choral and instrumental works
  • Introductory notes by the celebrated pianist and broadcaster David Owen Norris
  • Ideal companion volume to A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen

Demonstrating the range and popularity of Bach piano transcriptions during the early twentieth century, this volume brings together arrangements from notable British musical figures, including Myra Hess, Leonard Borwick, Harriet Cohen, and William H. Harris. The collection includes exuberant fantasias and fugues, gentle transcriptions from instrumental works, and popular chorales such as 'Jesu, joy of man's desiring' and 'Bist du bei mir'. With an introduction by David Owen Norris, Bach Transcriptions for Piano is the perfect resource for all intermediate to advanced pianists wishing to further explore Bach's music.


  • arr. Myra Hess: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers, Wake)
  • arr. Edward Krish: Siciliano (Sonata in E flat for Flute and Harpsichord)
  • arr. William G. Whittaker: Pastorella in F major, mov. 3
  • arr. Dorothea Salmon: In dulci jubilo (In sweet rejoicing)
  • arr. William H. Harris: Bist du bei mir (If thou art near)
  • arr. Gerald M. Cooper: Christ lag in Todes Banden (Christ lay in death's bonds)
  • arr. Leonard Borwick: Jesu, bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring)
  • arr. Hubert J. Foss: Seht, was die Liebe tut (See what his love can do)
  • arr. Leonard Borwick: Sarabande (Cello Suite in D major)
  • arr. Harriet Cohen: Ertödt' uns durch dein' Güte (Sanctify us by thy goodness)
  • arr. William G. Whittaker: Pastorella in F major, mov. 4
  • arr. Harriet Cohen: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (Beloved Jesu, we are here)
  • arr. Norah Drewett de Kresz: Fugue in G minor
  • arr. Herbert Murrill: Was Gott thut, das ist wohlgethan (What God hath done is rightly done)
  • arr. Myra Hess: Adagio (Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C major)
  • arr. Dorothea Salmon: Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein (When we are in greatest need)
  • arr. Gerald M. Cooper: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (Salvation now has come for all)

Item Details

Category: Classical Piano Albums
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publisher's reference: 9780193392618
Our Stock Code: 1339086
Media Type: Paperback