Johann Ludwig Krebs

String ensemble
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2 Trios for Organ, Krebs-WV 440, 4474 Preludes, Krebs-WV 412-4156 Sonatas da camera, Krebs-WV 300-3056 Trios, Krebs-WV 317-322


Ach Gott, erhör mein Seufzen, Krebs-WV 513Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder, Krebs-WV 514Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder, Krebs-WV 515Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, Krebs-WV 500Auf meinen lieben Gott, Krebs‑WV 517




Christ lag in Todesbanden, Krebs-WV 503Clavier-Übung I, Krebs-WV 500-512Clavier-Übung II, Krebs-WV 800Clavier-Übung III, Krebs-WV 801-806Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in A minor, Krebs-WV 840Concerto for Harpsichord and Oboe in B minor, Krebs-WV 204Concerto for Harpsichord solo in G major, Krebs-WV 821


Eine Nachahmung der Nachtigall auf die Orgel, Krebs-WV 424Erforsche mich, Gott, Krebs-WV 151Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit, Krebs-WV 700


Fantasia à gusto italiano, Krebs-WV 422Fantasia and Fugue in F major, Krebs-WV 420Fantasia for Flute and Organ in C major, Krebs-WV 601Fantasia for Oboe and Organ in F major, Krebs-WV 602Fantasia for Oboe and Organ in F major, Krebs-WV 603Fantasia for Oboe and Organ in F minor, Krebs-WV 604Fantasia for Trumpet and Organ in C major, Krebs-WV 600Fantasia in F major, Krebs-WV 418Fantasia in F major, Krebs-WV 419Fantasia in G major, Krebs-WV 423Fantasia sopra 'Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele', Krebs-WV 519Fantasia sopra 'Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend', Krebs-WV 524Fantasia sopra 'Jesus, meine Zuversicht', Krebs-WV 535Fantasia sopra 'Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten', Krebs-WV 551Fantasias on 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele, Krebs-WV 520Fuge über den Namen 'Bach', Krebs-WV 434Fugue in A minor, Krebs-WV 431Fugue in A minor, Krebs-WV 432Fugue in A minor, Krebs-WV 819Fugue in A minor, Krebs-WV 825Fugue in B-flat major, Krebs-WV 433Fugue in B-flat major, Krebs-WV 434Fugue in C minor, Krebs-WV 425Fugue in C minor, Krebs-WV 426Fugue in E-flat major, Krebs-WV 427Fugue in F major, Krebs-WV 428Fugue in F minor, Krebs-WV 429Fugue in G major, Krebs-WV 847Fugue in G minor, Krebs-WV 430


Gott der Vater wohn uns bei, Krebs-WV 701


Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, Krebs-WV 521Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, Krebs-WV 522Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, Krebs-WV 525Herr, ich habe mißgehandelt, Krebs-WV 523Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr, Krebs-WV 526Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr, Krebs-WV 527Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr, Krebs-WV 703


Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, Krebs-WV 529In allen meinen Taten, Krebs-WV 705


Jesu meine Freude, Krebs-WV 110Jesu, der du meine Seele, Krebs-WV 531Jesu, meines Lebens Leben, Krebs-WV 533


Keyboard Sonata in A minor, Krebs-WV 838Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, Krebs-WV 707


Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier


Mass in F major, Krebs-WV 101Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht, Krebs-WV 536Mitten wir im Leben sind, Krebs-WV 539


Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein, Krebs-WV 540Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein, Krebs-WV 541


O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, Krebs-WV 542O Gott, du frommer Gott, Krebs-WV 543O Gott, du frommer Gott, Krebs-WV 710O König, dessen Majestät, Krebs-WV 544Organ Trio in A minor, Krebs-WV 450Organ Trio in B-flat major, Krebs-WV 451Organ Trio in C major, Krebs-WV 435Organ Trio in C major, Krebs-WV 436Organ Trio in C minorOrgan Trio in C minor, Krebs-WV 437Organ Trio in C minor, Krebs-WV 438Organ Trio in D minor, Krebs-WV 439Organ Trio in D minor, Krebs-WV 440Organ Trio in D minor, Krebs-WV 441Organ Trio in E minor, Krebs-WV 444Organ Trio in E minor, Krebs-WV 445Organ Trio in E-flat major, Krebs-WV 442Organ Trio in E-flat major, Krebs-WV 443Organ Trio in F major, Krebs-WV 446Organ Trio in F major, Krebs-WV 447Organ Trio in F major, Krebs-WV 448Organ Trio in G major, Krebs-WV 449


Partita in A minor, Krebs-WV 825Partita in B-flat major, Krebs-WV 823Partita in E-flat major, Krebs-WV 827Partitas, Krebs-WV 822-827Pieces for KeyboardPrelude and Fugue in B-flat majorPrelude and Fugue in C major, Krebs-WV 400Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Krebs-WV 402Prelude and Fugue in D major, Krebs-WV 404Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Krebs-WV 405Prelude and Fugue in E minorPrelude and Fugue in F minor, Krebs-WV 407Prelude and Fugue in F minor, Krebs-WV 408Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp major, Krebs-WV 409Prelude and Fugue in G major, Krebs-WV 410Prelude and Fugue in G minorPrelude in C major, Krebs-WV 401Prelude in C major, Krebs-WV 414Prelude in C major, Krebs-WV 415Prelude in C minor, Krebs-WV 403Prelude in F major, Krebs-WV 412Prelude in F major, Krebs-WV 413


Sämtliche OrgelwerkeSeid barmherzig, Krebs-WV 112


Toccata and Fugue in A minor, Krebs-WV 411Toccata and Fugue in E major, Krebs-WV 406Toccata in G majorTrio in D major, Krebs-WV 317Trio sopra 'Mein Gott, das Herze bring ich dir', Krebs-WV 538


Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, Krebs-WV 545Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, Krebs-WV 546


Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Krebs-WV 712Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz, Krebs-WV 547Warum sollt ich mich denn grämen, Krebs-WV 548Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, Krebs-WV 549Was mein Gott will, das gescheh allzeitWenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist, Krebs-WV 550Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Krebs-WV 552Wir glauben all an einen Gott, Krebs-WV 553Wir glauben all' an einen Gott, Krebs-WV 554cWo soll ich fliehen hin, Krebs-WV 555


Zeuch ein zu deinen Toren, Krebs-WV 556
Johann Ludwig Krebs (baptized 12 October 1713 – 1 January 1780) was a German Baroque musician and composer for the pipe organ, harpsichord, other instruments and orchestras. His output also included chamber music, choral works and concertos.
Krebs was born in 1713 in Buttelstedt to Johann Tobias Krebs, an organist. At least three of his brothers were musically talented. Krebs was sent to Leipzig to study organ, lute, and the violin.
Krebs studied with Johann Sebastian Bach on the organ. Bach (who had also instructed Krebs's father) held Krebs in high standing. From a technical standpoint, Krebs was unrivaled next to Bach in his organ proficiency. However, Krebs found it difficult to obtain a patron or a cathedral post. His Baroque style was being supplanted by the newer galant music style and the classical music era.
Krebs took a small post in Zwickau, and in 1755 (five years after the death of Bach, which is normally referred to as the end of the Baroque period) he was appointed court organist of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg under Prince Friedrich. Krebs had seven children and struggled to feed his family. Despite never holding a court composer post, and never being commissioned for a work, Krebs was able to compose a significant collection of works, though few were published until the 1900s.
Krebs's counterpoint is considered by many to be comparable to Bach's, but it was old-fashioned and excessively complex for the galant era, which espoused clarity and simplicity.
Krebs's Fantasia in F minor for oboe and organ is one of his best-known works, as is the Eight Short Preludes and Fugues that are sometimes attributed to him as well as to his father and J.S. Bach. He is also remembered for two large-scale concertos for lute and orchestra. Krebs's three sons became well-known performers in their day, and one of them became a noted Lieder composer.
Krebs’ organ works include the following: