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Books about Bach & his Music

This section of the Bach Cantatas Website (BCW) contains Reviews & Discussions of Books about J.S. Bach & his music, most of which have been compiled from the Bach Cantatas Mailing List (BCML) & Bach Recordings Mailing List (BRML).
If you want to contribute a book review or to discuss a book relating to J.S. & his music, please send a message to BCML/BRML. If you are not yet a member of the BCML/BRML, you are invited to join. The instructions how to join the BCML/BRML and how to post messages appear at:
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Books & Printed Scores

Analysis & Research - Books
Biographies - Books
Performance Practice - Books
Collections of Essays - Books
Bach for Children - Books

Vocal Works:
Cantatas BWV 1-225 - Books & Printed Scores
Motets BWV 225-231 - Books & Printed Scores
Latin Church Music BWV 232-243 - Books & Printed Scores
Passions & Oratorios BWV 244-249 - Books & Printed Scores
Chorales BWV 250-438 - Books & Printed Scores
Lieder BWV 439-524 - Books & Printed Scores

Instrumental Works:
Organ Works BWV 525-770 - Books & Printed Scores
Keyboard Works BWV 772-994 - Books & Printed Scores
Solo Instrumental Music BWV 995-1013 - Books & Printed Scores
Chamber, Ensemble & Orchestral Music BWV 1014-1080 - Books & Printed Scores

Musicians:
Performers associated with J.S. Bach
Composers/Arrangers associated with J.S. Bach :

Other Books

 

Index to Reviews & Discussions of Books about Bach & his Music

Title

Author

Edition

Year

General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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Analyzing Bach Cantatas

Eric Chafe

Oxford University Press

2000

Bach

Martin Geck

Haus Publishing

2003

Bach - An Extraordinary Life

Davitt Moroney

ABRSM Publishing

2000

Bach and the Dance of God

Wilfrid Howard Mellers

Oxford University Press

1981

Bach and the Patterns of Invention

Laurence Dreyfus

Harvard University Press

1997

Bach Interpretation: Articulation Marks in the Primary Sources of J.S. Bach

John Butt

Cambridge University Press

1990

Bach und Ich

Maarten ‘t Hart

Gebundene Ausgabe

2002

Bach in Berlin

Celia Applegate

Cornell University Press

2005

Bach Werke Verzeichnis

Schmeider

Breitkopf & Härtel

1998

Bach's Cantatas: Discussions | Petition

Alfred Dürr

Oxford University Press

2005

Bach's Changing World: Voices in the Community

Carol K. Baron

University of Rochester Press

2006

Bach's Choral Ideal: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Joshua Rifkin

?

2002

Bach’s Continuo Group

Laurence Dreyfus

Harvard University Press

1987

Bach’s Passion (new title: Sebastian, the life of J.S. Bach)

RuthAnn Ridley

Quiddity Press (was: WinePress Publishing)

 

The Bach Reader / The New Bach Reader

Hans T. David, Arthur Mendel, Christoph Wolff (Editors)

Dent & Sons
W W Norton & Co

1967
1998

Bach-Kommentar

Martin Petzoldt

Bärenreiter

2004

Die Blechblasinsturmente in J.S.Bachs Werken

Gisela & Jozsef Csiba

Berlin

1994

The Cambridge Companion to Bach

John Butt

Cambridge University Press

1997

The Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach: Sacred & Secular

William Gillies Whittaker

Oxford University Press

1959

J.S. Bach - The Complete Cantatas in German-English Translation

Richard Stokes

Long Barn Books / Scarecrow Press

1999

Die Blechblasinstrumente in J. S. Bach's Werken [The brass instruments in the pieces of J. S. Bach]

Gisela Csiba y Jozsef Csiba

Merseburger

1994

Complete Church Cantatas on CD

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CD Sheet Music

2001

The English Bach Awakening

Michael Kassler, Philip Olleson & Yo Tomita

Ashgate

2004

The Essential Bach Choir

Andrew Parrott

Boydell Press

2000

Evening in the Palace of Reason

James R. Gaines

Harper Perennial

2006

Fugitive Notes on Certain Cantatas and the Motets of J.S. Bach

William Gillies Whittaker

Oxford University Press

1924

Handbook To Bach's Sacred Cantata Texts

Melvin P. Unger

Scarecrow Press

1996

A History of the Vienna Boys’ Choir

Kim Lorenz

Book Guild

1998

J.S. Bach

Albert Schweitzer

Dover Publications

 

Johann Sebastian Bach (3 Volumes)

Philipp Spitta

Dover Publications

 

Johann Sebastian Bach: Life and Work

Martin Geck

Harcourt

2006

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician

Christoph Wolff

W.W. Norton & Company

2001

Les cantates de J.-S. Bach

Gilles Cantagrel

Fayard

2010

Life of Bach

Peter Williams

Cambridge University Press

2003

Meter in Music, 1600-1800

Gerge Houle

Indiana University Press

1987

MOI, JSB [French]

Jean-Pierre Grivois

Bokopole

2003

On Johann Sebastian Bach's Life, Genius, and Works

Johann Nikolaus Forkel

J.M. Dent & Sons

1802

The Organs of J. S. Bach: A Handbook

Christoph Wolff & Markus Zepf

University of Illinois Press

2012

Oxford Composers Comapnion - J.S. Bach

Malcolm Boyd

Oxford University Press

1999

Sebastian, the life of J.S. Bach (was: Bach’s Passion)

RuthAnn Ridley

Quiddity Press (was: WinePress Publishing)

 

Text and Act

Richard Taruskin

Oxford University Press

1995

The Sacred Dramas of J.S. Bach

W. Murray Young

McFarland & Company

1993

The St. Matthew Passion: Its Production and Performance

?

   

Theories of Fugue from the Age of Josquin to the Age of Bach

Paul Walker

Boydell & Brewer

2000

Tonal Allegory in the Music of J.S. Bach

Eric Chafe

University of California Press

1991

The True Life of J.S. Bach

Klaus Eidam

Basic Books

 

Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism

Joseph Herl

Oxford University Press

2004

The World of the Bach Cantatas

Christoph Wolff & Ton Koopman

W.W. Norton & Company

1997

The Early Music Movement from Within and Without [Article]

Uri Golomb

   

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Prepared by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - January 2014)

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