This year the organ world celebrates several important anniversaries, two of them being 350 years since the birth of Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697), North German Baroque composer and organist and his contemporary, Johann Nicolaus Hanff (1665-1711/12). Hanff's surviving works are small in number - only 7 elegantly ornamented chorale preludes but the writing style is equal in quality with Dieterich Buxtehude's pieces.
Recently I had a privilege to play all works of Bruhns and Hanff in one recital after which I thought my subscribers would also love to play some of their pieces this anniversary year too. Therefore, I decided to share with you my new Practice Guide of Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit by Hanff.
On this page you will also see the video in which I performed this charming chorale prelude in my church during this recital. This is a limited time offer in which you can pay whatever you choose for this practice guide, so if you're curious, check it out now (if you like Buxtehude's music, you'll love this piece).
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Don't have an organ at home?
Download paper manuals and pedals, print them out, cut the white spaces, tape the sheets together and you'll be ready to practice anywhere where is a desk and floor. Make sure you have a higher chair.