Johann Tobias Krebs was born on July 7, 1690 - Heichelheim, near Weimar, Thuringia, Germany, and died on February, 11, 1762 - Buttstädt, near Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
He was a composer and distinguished organist. In 1710 he was appointed Kantor and organist at Buttelstedt, near Weimar, and in 1721 he became organist and headmaster at nearby Buttstädt, where he remained until his death. He taught son organ, harmony, theory, and counterpoint.
From about 1710 to 1714 Johann Tobias Krebs studied in Weimar with J.S. Bach's kinsman and colleague Johann Gottfried Walther, and from about 1714 to 1717 with J.S. Bach himself. Along with J.G. Walther he was the main copyist of the manuscript complex P 801-3 (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin), which contains numerous keyboard compositions by J.S. Bach. Many of J.T. Krebs's copies are the earliest surviving sources for certain works. Johann Tobias Krebs is believed to be the composer of the Eight Short Preludes and Fugues (BWV 553-560) previously attributed to J.S. Bach.
This is a delightful "mini Prelude & Fugue" and would make an ideal student work or a brief but brilliant festive Sunday postlude.
As a student work, it is of only modest difficulty and brief in length, but contains all of the features of the German Baroque organ repertoire, and well-worth learning and playing!
It was a brand new find for me, and the score is attached below... :-)
It was in the hopes of "gaining a few friends" for this sample set, that prompted me to record this a second time. I don't think you'll find this "too bright or neo Baroque," and I used some sort of meantone temperament with this - but I can't recall which one.
I also added a few more ornaments in the Prelude's opening chords.