Welcome to The LDS Organist Blog

The purpose of this blog is to help pianists learn to become true organists. Many individuals believe that if you play the piano you can play the organ, but the instruments differ greatly. While this blog is specifically geared towards members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, much of the information shared can be utilized by all. I hope that the information I share here will help you become an effective organist in your ward, stake, or other congregation.

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Free Bach downloads

This month we celebrate the 325th birthday of J.S. Bach.

James Kibbie

The complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach, recorded by James Kibbie on original Baroque organs in Germany, are now available as free Internet downloads. The University of Michigan's Block M Records label is offering free downloads of all 270 Bach works in MP3 and high audio-quality formats at www.blockmrecords.org/bach. James Kibbie recorded the series on seven historic organs by Silbermann, Schnitger, Trost, Bielfeldt, and Hildebrandt.

Bach was the supreme composers of the Baroque period, and is still one of the greatest composers of all time. Take some time and rediscover this master of musical science.

1 comment:

  1. This is a very helpful resource! Thanks for taking the time to create this for all of us piano players who are attempting to learn the art of playing the organ. :)