Six Preludes

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by Ernest Bloch

List of Pieces[edit]

Click to sort by opus number, title, or year of composition or publication
Title Year
Prelude No. 1 year
Prelude No. 2 year
Prelude No. 3 year
Prelude No. 4 year
Prelude No. 5 year
Prelude No. 6 year

Background and General Perspectives[edit]

Follow this link to The Ernst Bloch Legacy website.

Organ and Registration[edit]

The registration for all of the preludes should consist of foundational stops. The Vox Humana should NOT be used. Bloch calls for real "Organ" tone, rather than "picturesque color."[1]

Scores and Editions[edit]

The Service Playing exam requires the use of G. Schirmer 50328700.

The score is available for purchase online from Music Dispatch and Sheet Music Plus.

Recordings[edit]

Organ Music from Israel, performed by Yuval Rabin in 2001, includes a recording of all six preludes.

Free Online[edit]

6 Preludes for Organ: Prelude No. 1, performed by Barbara Harbach

6 Preludes for Organ: Prelude No. 2, performed by Barbara Harbach

6 Preludes for Organ: Prelude No. 3, performed by Barbara Harbach

6 Preludes for Organ: Prelude No. 4, performed by Barbara Harbach

6 Preludes for Organ: Prelude No. 5, performed by Barbara Harbach

6 Preludes for Organ: Prelude No. 6, performed by Barbara Harbach

Organ Music from Israel (see below) may be available as a free download through this website.

Pay to Listen[edit]

The 6 Preludes for Organ MP3, performed by Barbara Harbach, can be purchased for download at Classical Archives.

Other Resources[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. Indicated on the bottom of the first page of Prelude I.

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