The Orgelbüchlein Project (A 21st-Century Completion of Bach’s Orgelb.), Vol. 4

Christian Life and Conduct (Chorales 87–113)

/ William Whitehead


The Orgelbüchlein Project is a collective composition project aiming to complete Bach’s unfinished manuscript known as ‘Orgelbüchlein’. In the ‘Little Organ Book’, Bach laid out a complete hymnal of short organ chorale preludes, 164 in all, but only completed 46 of them. Why the remaining 118 were left as blank pages, with only a title at the head, remains a mystery, but they inspried organists William Whitehead to found the Orgelbüchlein Project, in which contemporary composers are invited to contribute a piece to completing the collection.

The resulting collection, to be published in six volumes, represents a cross-section of the most interesting composers at work today across Europe

More information about the project is available at

List of Composers

  • Nigel Allcoat
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Sally Beamish
  • Christian von Blohn
  • Timothy Byram-Wigfield
  • John Butt
  • Stephen Hough
  • Juste Janulyte
  • Simon Johnson
  • Jonas Jurkunas
  • Daniel Kidane
  • Till Alexander Körber
  • Ronny Krippner
  • David Matthews
  • Nico Muhly
  • Anthony Powers
  • Tarik O’Regan
  • Roxanna Panufnik
  • Poul Ruders
  • Sven-David Sandström
  • Robert Saxton
  • Peter Shepherd
  • Andrew Synnot
  • Zsigmond Szathmáry
  • William Whitehead

Additional Information

Item Number: EP73145
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 152
ISMN: 9790577014982
Format: 303x232mm
Instrumentation: Organ Solo

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