Full color facsimile of a unique organ manual from Southern Germany

Ochsenhauser Orgelbuch. Harmonia organica. Quellenkritische Erstausgabe herausgegeben von Michael Gerhard Kaufmann im Auftrag der Landesakademie für die musizierende Jugend in Baden-Württemberg, der Gesellschaft der Orgelfreunde, und der Stadt Ochsenhausen.

[Misc. Ms. 150, Yale Music Library, New Haven]

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Veröffentlichungen der Landesakademie für die musizierende Jugend in Baden-Württemberg, 1/1/2. Stuttgart, 2004. 24 x 33 cm, 2 vols, 152, 88 pp. Full-color facsimile of the 1735 edition of “Harmonia organica: seu praestantissimi in imperiali monasterio Ochsenhusano novi organi perfectus usus ac praeclara tractandi metodius”. 40 Pièces à toucher and four fuges, all of them anonymous, written for the organ built by Joseph Gabler for the Imperial Benedictine Abbey, Ochsenhausen, in southern Germany. This delightful manual depicts all the registers of the historic Gabler organ with full-page illustrations—18 "openings" in all—replete with hands, color coding, and music which typifies the particular organ register being demonstrated. A treasure for any organist. With commentary (Ger-Eng) and modern transcription. Hardbound, with slipcase. Limited bibliophile edition. $238

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