‘Most great composers have left us countless pieces of music which rarely get heard. They may not be part of a better-known set,  or may contain odd features which are not typical of the master’s more familiar style. Colin Booth’s latest CD features music of this kind. His three previous Bach recordings (J. S. Bach – by Arrangement; the Goldberg Variations, and the Well-Tempered Clavier, have all attracted extravagant critical praise. Here we have a collection of unfamiliar keyboard gems, which all make immediately compelling listening. Also, as a theme, the programme investigates how Bach carried his organ-playing style home from St. Thomas’ church, allowing it to make its mark upon his music for domestic instruments.’

Bach at Home – Colin Booth

Bach at Home – Colin Booth

Music includes preludes, suites, concerto movements, fantasias, allegros and fugues: BWV 940, 948, 998, 928, 818a, 943, 955, 999, 985, 918, 936, 923 and 951.

Most great composers have left us countless pieces of music which rarely get heard. They may not be part of a better-known set, or may contain odd features which are not typical of the master’s more familiar style. Colin’s latest CD features music of this kind. His three previous Bach recordings (J. S. Bach – by Arrangement; the Goldberg Variations, and the Well-tempered Clavier, have all attracted extravagant critical praise. Here we have a collection of unfamiliar keyboard gems, which all make immediately compelling listening. Also, as a theme, the programme investigates how Bach carried his organ-playing style home from St. Thomas’ church, allowing it to make its mark upon his music for domestic instruments.

£12.50