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Track(s) taken from CDA67213/4

Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV726

composer
1708/17; Weimar

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: May 1998
Stadtkirche, Zofingen, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: January 1999
Total duration: 1 minutes 4 seconds
 

Other recordings available for download

David Goode (organ)

Reviews

'This set marks a significant addition to the Christopher Herrick Bach archive and is a further manifestation of the happy collaboration between the artist and his excellent recording team' (Organists' Review)

'Hugely rewarding playing of the highest order' (The Scotsman)

'This disc is a 'must' for all who love this wonderful music' (Cathedral Music)
BWV726 sets the chorale in its original homophony, with glittering passagework linking the phrases. Reminiscent of other similar settings (most famously perhaps, ‘In dulci Jubilo’, BWV729), it is fascinating to speculate its original intended function—were such pieces aimed at showcasing Bach’s improvisatory gifts, perhaps in the chorale’s playover? Or were they used as aids to congregational worship?

from notes by George Parsons 2016

Other albums featuring this work

Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 3
Studio Master: SIGCD803Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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