students at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Previously he has held appointments as Assistant Organist, Rochester Cathedral, and was a professor at both the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music. As curator of the Orgelbüchlein project, William Whitehead is seeing through a large-scale project to 'complete' Bach's unfinished collection. This international project has already garnered much interest and is fast becoming a cross-section of the most interesting composers at work today. It will be published at Peters Edition.
In this conversation, William generously shares his ideas about the Orgelbüchlein project which is based on the question: "if Bach were alive today, how might he go about writing a short chorale prelude in the Orgelbüchlein style?"
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The Orgelbüchlein project
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