The organist Josep Elies
(ca. 1687-ca. 1755) was a key figure in the eighteenth-century Spanish music. Although his work was quoted and admired by his contemporaries (even Padre Soler
acknowledges having learned from it), heretofore only small portion of his work was known today. With so many of the works by the numerous Spanish Baroque organists having been lost, the publication of Elies’ works is especially significant. The rediscovery and transcription of this collection of 24 works
is a valuable addition to the scarce repertoire we have by this and many other composers from the first half of eighteenth century. This edition has been made possible by the efforts of the musicologist Águeda Pedrero-Encabo,
expert in eighteenth-century keyboard works.