The J.S. Bach Series concentrates on Bach's choral and organ works. Many of Bach's compositions fit the recorder ensemble and other early instruments perfectly. The ranges of the parts,
and the distribution of the voices, all work with a minimum of tinkering. These pieces offer those that might not otherwise have it, a chance to experience the magnificence of J.S. Bach first hand.
J.S. Bach. Praeludium & Fuga in E minor (SATB) LP JSB-1
Set for Recorders by LaNoue Davenport. $9.50
J.S. Bach. Praeludium & Fuga in D minor
(SATB) LP JSB-2
Set for Recorders by LaNoue Davenport. $8.50
These two little preludes and fugues (BWV 554 and BWV 555 respectively) are fun and challenging pieces. The E minor is our most popular seller in the series and somewhat easier than the
D minor although quite chromatic in its exposition. Suggested for the intermediate to advanced player.
"They are solidly crafted works that will repay the time invested in learning them."
(Stewart Carter, American Recorder)
Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden (BWV 230)
(SATB) LP JSB-3
Set for Recorders by LaNoue Davenport. $14.00
J.S. Bach was, by far, LaNoue's favorite baroque composer. He first set Lobet den Herrn for recorder quartet in 1996 and the inspiring motet (one of only six by the composer) became a
favorite of ours at recorder workshops over the past several years. The work was high on our list for publication.
This one-movement work is short as Bach motets go, but it is eventful, passing through several distinct sections in a broad duple time before closing with a lively section in triple
time. The piece is well within the reach of an intermediate ensemble, although the many changes in character may prove to be a challenge...The editor is to be complimented for
having taken care to present the music attractively and with easy page turns in the parts." (Scott Paterson, American Recorder)