Johann Gottfried Vierling (1750 – 1813) was born in Metzels. He studied with Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Johann Philipp Kirnberger. He worked as organist in Schmalkalden.
Vierling's 30 three part pieces for organ were originally edited by A. Kühnel in Leipzig. This edition was copied by August Wilhelm Bach. Bach's manuscript is available online as a digital copy.
The 30 pieces range from short 8 bar pieces to longer pieces almost 40 bars in length. They are arranged in the manuscript from simple pieces at the start to more elaborate and more difficult ones near the end. The original edition has a different order of the pieces. But Vierling himself writes in the preface to the edition which of the pieces should be practised first by students. Bach notated them in the indicated order in his copy. Vierling wrote his collection with the intention to provide students with the opportunity to practise `this genre of playing the organ', a genre he consisered `one of the most beautiful and pleasing'. As such they are a welcome addition to the familiar Trio collections by Georg Sorge and Christian Rinck. Though they are firmly rooted in the Baroque tradition of Trio writing, they show nevertheless their time of origin in harmony and texture.
The 30 pieces are to short to upload and publish individually. So I'll upload a selection them, three at a time. As soon as it's ready I'll publish my re-Edition of these 30 pieces as well.