Overduin, Jan

About the author: Beginning musical studies in his native Holland, Jan Overduin debuted at the age of fourteen in St. Thomas, Ontario. A multi-award winner, he has also been the recipient of several Canada Council awards for studies abroad. He has premiered major organ works by contemporary composers, and appeared in recital in the BBC, the Belgian Radio Network CBC, Radio Free Berlin, as well as on Canadian TV. In addition to highly acclaimed concerts, and two CDs, he has been active as a choral conductor. Currently he is Professor of Organ and Church Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo where he also conducts the WLU chapel choir.

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Die Kunst Der Fuge, BWV 1080 for Organ or Keyboard with Commentary
2001 0-7734-7599-0
The Art of Fugue (Bach’s last work) presents many problems for scholars and performers, chiefly in its instrumentation. This edition includes commentaries on all movements (14 fugues and 4 canons), as well as suggested cadenzas for the Canone alla decima, a comparative study of nine available keyboard completions of the final fugue, and a discussion of the B-A-C-H motive as found in the Art of Fugue. The book is also a keyboard edition with a new approach to suggested pedal parts, which can be used by pianists and harpsichordists as well as organists.