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Preludium und Fuga (without the fugue...)

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Uploaded by: ajongbloed (10/09/15)
Composer: Ringk, Johannes
Sample Producer: OrganART Media
Sample Set: Arp Schnitger, Steinkirchen (1687)
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Baroque
Today I publish my 100th score, so I feel a bit like celebrating!

Johannes Ringk (1717 – 1778) was a German composer and organist. He was born in Frankenhain and studied organ with Johann Peter Kellner in Gräfenroda and Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel in Gotha. From 1740 he was a music teacher in Berlin, and in 1754 he was appointed organist of the Marienkirche, where he remained until his death. Contemporaries held a high opinion of his organ playing and ability at fugal extemporisation.

He is most remembered today for the numerous copies he made, often the only now remaining, of works by more notable composers. Amongst these copies in his hand are Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202 and the oldest copy of the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565.

I only recorded the Preludium The fugue is a bit difficult, but mostly I found it too uninspiring to want to spend a lot a time working on it.
Perhaps one of the more able players here at CBB can have a go at it.

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Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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