MAB Posted October 8, 2007 Share Posted October 8, 2007 I have always wanted to play this piece in an effective organ version, and have recently been looking around to see what is out there. I have found two versions so far, both rather old editions published by Peeters, one edited by Walcha and one by Keller. Both of them rely, sooner or later, on bringing in voices in the pedal at 4 foot pitch, largely in the central section. It may be that this is unavoidable in order to preserve the correct voice leading, but from looking at the music, it seems to me that this might compromise the stature of the performance, namely, if the piece starts off on more or less plenum, then suddenly drops to a very light sonority, purely to acccomodate the pedals at 4 foot pitch. Does anyone on the board play this piece, and if so, what edition do they play from. If the sudden change of texture is unavoidable, does this actually pose a problem in performance, or can it be solved musically ? I would be very interested to learn if anyone can help. M Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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