ERONICA BRANDT has done a marvelous job helping our readers discover free music on the IMSLP website. I recently discovered a marvelous collection of organ interludes for manuals only by Georg Philipp Telemann. We don’t hear much about Telemann, but in his day he was actually more highly sought after than J.S. Bach. The collection was shared on IMSLP, and the Creative Commons License allows the music to be freely shared, as long as any modifications are noted. What could be better than that? I am thrilled the Creative Commons License is finally catching on:
Many of these pieces are based on hymn melodies found in the Brébeuf Hymnal, such as: Nun danket alle Gott; Erschienen ist der herrlich; Vater unser im himmelreich; and so forth.