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Malcolm Kemp
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I am sure I have seen in an on-line catalogue recently reference to publication of the complete organ works of Middelshulte but I can't remember where.

 

Does anyone know which publisher it is, please? Does anyone know whether it's worth buying and playing? I've only ever been aware previously of the Perpetuum Mobile to which reference is made in another current ubiquitous topic suggesting that there are more than one versions of that.

 

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Malcolm Kemp

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I am sure I have seen in an on-line catalogue recently reference to publication of the complete organ works of Middelshulte but I can't remember where.

 

Does anyone know which publisher it is, please?

It's Bärenreiter. At least, they have started publishing his complete organ works, though only vol.1 is available so far. See their website here and select Middelschulte from the drop-down list of composers on the left-hand side of the page (and then click the "i" button for more info).

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Perhaps you've obtained Bärenreiter's edition of the Middelschulte works by now (at £29 per volume). A particularly interesting item in Volume 1V is Middelshulte’s arrangement of the Bach Chaconne which they claim was the first publication of the work. Hitherto, the earliest was thought to be by W.T.Best, sometime before 1897. His version can still be obtained from http://www.musicroom.com/ for £12.95 . Walter Henry Goss-Custard made a transcription during his period as organist of Liverpool Cathedral (1915-55) which Ian Tracey plays on his Priory DVD but the transcription has not been published and remains in manuscript in the cathedral archives. John Cook, sometime copyist for Vaughan Williams and Britten, before becoming organist of St Paul's Cathedral, London, Ontario, issued his transcription in 1955. It also is is still available from http://www.musicroom.com/ for £15.95 . Ian Fantom made an arrangement in 2009 which sells for £9.95 . Sample pages may be viewed on his website http://http://www.ianfanton.me.uk/ My version is also available for £5.81. See http://organtranscriptions.webs.com

 

David Rogers

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Hello,

 

the publisher is Bärenreiter. They have the complete organ works of Middelschulte in four volumes.

 

Cheers

tiratutti

 

 

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I like Middelschulte's music, but I do wish that people would realise that the famous (infamous?) "Perpetuem Mobile" was only a movement from a much larger work.

 

Middelschulte was, of course, a supreme virtuoso in his own rights and an absolute contrapuntist.

 

There is a simply wonderful programme from "Pipedreams" which I have listened to many times, and which I would commend to anyone interest in knowing more about Wilhelm Middelschulte and his music.

 

http://pipedreams.publicradio.org/listings/2005/0538/

 

It would be a pity if Middelshulte was only remembered as the tutor of Virgil Fox.

 

MM

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