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    Could almost be Bach!

    I always like new discoveries. Especially in the field of organ music (of which I'm deliriously fond). This composer is totally new to me, and when I looked at the music, could have sworn it was Bach.
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    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    Oh Walther is great. I've done some small little chorale preludes of his. Good stuff.

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    I had always liked doing Walther ... glad you brought his name up David as I haven't used his works in awhile.

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    David,

    THANKS !!!!!!!
    We share the same passion and yes I didn't know Walther too :-(
    Getting the scores is the best thing, also it's like talkin' with and understand the composer .
    Now I'll have to find recordings of any of those.... hmmm
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    A number of his pieces recorded on youtube. Does sound alot mile Bach for sure.. Here is one: Concerto in B minor
    http://youtu.be/mTEcV3LfPtc
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    Thank you David and Bill for furthering my education

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    Yes, he's a most playable composer Walther. Some delightful chorale preludes amongst other things. He turns up a lot in collections, my perenially used "Seasonal Chorale Preludes" volumes have a lot of his works in them. Am less familiar with the free works though and they look interesting, thanks for the link there David.
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    Bill,
    Thank you for the link my friend, exactly what I needed !
    I also found some more on the right !
    Just downloaded videos and then I revert them to mp3 with Audacity for study and pleasure !

    Best !
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    A number of his pieces recorded on youtube. Does sound alot mile Bach for sure.. Here is one: Concerto in B minor
    http://youtu.be/mTEcV3LfPtc
    *It's like a fight with women, which always ends in .... bed.*
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    His music certainly resembles that of Bach. Perhaps this is the reason. Not only was his life almost exactly contemporaneous with that of Johann Sebastian Bach, he was the composer's cousin. Thank you for the posting.
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    More of Walther's works are also available on the IMSLP public domain site.

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    Hundreds of pages Lars !
    He was very productive, indeed. Very interesting are the concerto adaptions and from what I saw from David's upload in major Preludium/fugue works it looks like Bach, yes.
    Many hours must spend to download but....
    Of course I'll get them all !!!!

    PS. Already got his picture, positive personality he looks.
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    I think composers like Walther sadly fall under Bach's incredible shadow, hence thier obscurity. It's really only other giants that survive (Vivaldi, Haendel, and so on).
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    David, I'll keep this : "The Incredible Shadow of Bach" !!
    Indeed. And I'll go even further concerning the other Giants : Vivaldi's super violin concertos sound magnificent with Bach's transcriptions for the organ , Vivaldi himslf wouldn't do this high !!!!!! = The Incredible Shadow expanded and passed the borders of the giant's terriorities !!!!!
    *It's like a fight with women, which always ends in .... bed.*
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    It is now believed that the chorale preludes Ach Gott und Herr (BWV 692 & 693) and Gott der Vater wohn' uns bei (BWV 748) were composed by J.G. Walther.

    If you want to listen to recordings of works by Walther, here are some suggestions: Craig Cramer (Naxos), Wolfgang Stockmeier (CPO) and Olivier Vernet (Ligia).

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    Oh Thanks !
    I didn't known Walther. He composed nice baroque music, really Bach 's style.
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