BACH.Bogen, Curved Bows for String Instruments, Rundbögen für Streichinstrumente|
The BACH.Bogen enables the string player to play on one, two, three and four strings simultaneously and to change flexibly between these combinations. Its high arch allows polyphonous playing and a lever mechanism effects the tension and release of the bow's hairs.
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Cello Essays by Paul Scott|
"Site supports Paul's CD 'ESSAYS'. Samples of pieces, including Cello Suite #1, Anna Magdelana manuscript, ethnomusicological point of view. Other pieces deconstruct the Suite, and are improvisations based on interacting world high art traditions. Notes on the pieces purchase info and short Bio included."
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Goldberg Variations Maniacs|
A site dedicated to Bach's Goldberg Variations. Includes a huge listing of Goldberg Variations recordings and links to other sources of information on Bach and the Goldberg Variations.
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Bach - The Fencing Master|
The famous Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma has written the long expected book about the Bach Cello Suites. Now, it is published. Its title is "Bach, The Fencing Master or reading aloud from the first three cello suites". The books brings new life into the discussion about how to perform these suites. Whoever reads it gets really enthusiastic about it. Mr. Bylsma's knowledge, sense of humor and entirely new view on the suites are compelling.
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Dr Yo Tomita, School of Music, Queen's University|
This site features a wealth of information and resources related to Bach including a comprehensive Bach Bibliography, Source Studies of the Well-Tempered Clavier Book II and high quality MIDI files. This site also features the 'Bach' Musicological Font, a high quality font face with additional music symbols that blend seamlessly with the text. There is also information about Yo's publications including J. S. Bach's `Das Wohltemperierte Clavier II': A Critical Commentary, 3 vols. and many online essays.
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Dave's J.S. Bach Page|
Original MIDI Files, Images, RealAudio Files, Recommended Recordings, a Bach Works Catalog, Links, and More
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The Theme Fugue Contest - a Tribute to J.S. Bach
Do you like to write music? Here is the big challenge for you!
Your job is it to write a fugue on this theme:
The idea is to let as many people as possible write a fugue on this theme in any way they like! In this way we want to establish a tribute to J.S. Bach and his marvellous "Die Kunst der Fuge".
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'Dedicated to the music of J.S. Bach and other great composers and performers'
Includes: On J.S. Bach's Fantasy & Fugue, BWV 906, J.S. Bach's Ornament Table, A Tribute to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Glenn Gould and the Electronic Future
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The Canons and Fugues of J. S. Bach
Canons & Fugues contains a theory of canonic and fugal processes linked to examples of analyzed canons and fugues by J. S. Bach. Canons include those of the Goldberg Variations and Addendum, Musical Offering, Art of Fugue, Orgelbüchlein, Vom Himmel hoch, Clavier-Übung III, Honorific works and concludes with an essay "Why Did Bach Write Canons?" Fugues include the Art of Fugue, portions of the Well Tempered Clavier, and conclude with directions on how to Analyze a Fugue. The site also contains extensive biography and history including Bach's Education & Career, the Bach Family, the Baroque Ideal, Bach's Contemporaries, and an essay on the importance of Bach's work in contemporary art and criticism "Not Bach, but Meer."
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Bach: the Baroque, and Beyond
'Bach: the Baroque and Beyond" is a graduate seminar in music theory and analysis that Northern Arizona University is delivering via the World-Wide Web this fall. The course explores themes which emerge in the 18th century, reach heights of tonal complexity in the music of J. S. Bach, and have continued to inspire and inform composers into the 19th and 20th centuries. The purpose of the seminar is to illustrate how musical structure and style in the western classical tradition draw from a continuum of techniques composers have sought consciously to exploit. Many of these techniques originated in the baroque with pedagogies transmtting them to musicians of the last two centuries having consistently used Bach as model.'
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Johann Sebastian Bach - Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ )
'This site endeavors to answer oft-asked and oft-heard questions about Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and his work, explain basic facts and concepts about his music, its forms, techniques, context, etc., shed light on common misunderstandings, and provide pointers to further information on and off the web. This FAQ is directed largely at those unfamiliar or only somewhat familiar with Bach and his work, whether otherwise knowledgeable about so-called "classical music" or not; it is not intended to be a comprehensive, encyclopaedic, or scholarly resource (although we provide pointers to more complete Bach resources).'
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Simon Crouch's Home Page
This is Simon Crouch's home page, mostly devoted to J. S. Bach. Links from here to my cantata pages and to my Bach Books page.
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John Sankey - Harpsichordist to the Internet
First-rate MIDI sequences of works by Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, and William Byrd.
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'Besides the well-known optical illusions there are acoustic ones, too. Perhaps the most popular acoustics illusion is the effect that was discovered by Shepard: A scale that gives the listener the impression of an endlessly rising melody - but in fact the pitch of the tones does not rise. This way it is possible to play musical pieces that would otherwise cross the human perception threshold.'
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The Baroque German Violin Bow- A Lost Art
'Discover the difference between the Italian violin bow which we know today, and the German baroque bow which is never seen nor heard today, though popular in baroque Germany. The vital difference: the German bow can play chords - which makes Bach's pieces for solo violin
infinitely more interesting, not to mention accurate!'
James Pritchett: On Bach and the curved bow
The Oboe and the Oboe D'amore in Bach's Church Cantatas
THE OBOE AND THE OBOE D'AMORE IN BACH'S CHURCH CANTATAS: AN EXAMINATION OF BACH'S OBOISTS AS WELL AS RANGE AND NOTATIONAL PROBLEMS
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Tradition and Individual Style in the Motets of J.S. Bach
'The extant motets of Johann Sebastian Bach provide examples of Bach's distinctive composing techniques as he applied them to the traditional motet style of the Baroque period. The study is a comparison of Bach's motets to the traditional Lutheran motet style as it was known in the Baroque period and will highlight similarities as well as differences.'
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Bach's Method of Transcription by Philip Hii
'Among the huge corpus of works by J.S. Bach is a sizeable number of transcriptions. A rather neglected part of the Bach repertory, these transcriptions have only recently gained more respectability and interest among scholars and performers. Their impact on the area of performance practice and the study of Bach's compositional process is evident in a number of notable studies.'
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J.S. Bach's Influence on W.A. Mozart
A paper written by Patrick Findlay for Music 338 at the University of Texas.
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Xinh's JS Bach Index / J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor
Writings on J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor including: Composition of the work, Organization of movements, Text of the Mass in B Minor, Balance in musical style, Symmetry in Credo, Closer look at individual movements .
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'Organ seminaries with Michael Radulescu, ST-John Passion in march, Porrentruy Switzerland'
'Word 7.0 Dokument, Original und Bearbeitung - Stokowskis Orchesterfassung der Passacaglia c-moll von Bach'
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MUSIC OF INTELLECT the Goldberg Variations
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Zur theologischen Dimension in Bachs Kunst der Fuge
( in German )
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'This website is intended for Bach scholars, tempo scholars, Bach tempo scholars, music theorists, music historians, performers, and anyone who may be interested in learning about two original theories of tempo developed by Cory Hall. "BachTempo" proves beyond a reasonable doubt the precise speeds of J.S. Bach's tempos and corroborates something musicians have pondered for a long time but have been unable to substantiate--the existence of "mathematically perfect" or "theoretically perfect" tempos.'
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