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December 2000


Published in The Diapason,December 2000, Volume: 91, Number: 12. Copyright © 2008 Scranton Gillette Communications.


This brief essay is about “hitting the right notes.” Among the many technical difficulties players encounter in performing Bach’s organ music, some of the most treacherous are those passages that are very similar (sometimes almost identical) to each other. They may differ by only one note or one accidental, but that difference sends the music in an entirely new direction.

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