Bach Perspectives

Bach Perspectives, inaugurated in 1994, is the leading English-language serial publication devoted to Bach studies. New volumes appear, on average, every other year, and feature cutting-edge research by top scholars in the field. Vols. 1–4 were published by the University of Nebraska Press in collaboration with the American Bach Society. Beginning with volume 5, the series is published by the University of Illinois Press in collaboration with the American Bach Society.

Bach Notes

Bach Notes, the newsletter of the American Bach Society, is published twice yearly (Spring and Fall) and is mailed to members and subscribers. The newsletter editor is Ellen Exner (New England Conservatory). The editor welcomes letters, articles, comments, and suggestions, and can be contacted at: ellen.exner (at)

Other Publications

In addition to Bach Perspectives and Bach Notes, the American Bach Society has sponsored a handful of other publications. So far this list includes Exploring the World of J. S. Bach: A Traveler’s Guide by Robert L. Marshall and Traute M. Marshall (University of Illinois Press, 2016) and The Organs of J. S. Bach by Christoph Wolff and Markus Zepf, translated by Lynn Edwards Butler (University of Illinois Press, 2012).


In 1997, the American Bach Society co-sponsored a recording of J. S. Bach’s organ music, with a focus on variants, rarities, and transcriptions.