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Track(s) taken from CDA66756

O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV622

composer
circa 1713/7; Weimar; Orgelbüchlein

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: May 1994
Stadtkirche, Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: October 1994
Total duration: 5 minutes 27 seconds
 

Other recordings available for download

David Goode (organ)
Stephen Cleobury (organ)

Reviews

'Herrick's 'Orgelbüchlein' is in every way recommendable and these performances can stand among the finest in the catalogue' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Style, goût et invention sont parfaits … une approche magnifiquement virtuose, riche en couleurs et d'une articulation prodigieusement élaborée' (Diapason, France)
O Mensch, bewein is one of Bach’s most famous chorale preludes; he uses the same melody in the closing chorus at the end of the first part of the St Matthew Passion. Here he presents a highly ornamented version of the melody above a relatively simple harmonisation, with an extraordinary chromatic twist in the final cadence. The text is by Sebald Heyden (1525) and the melody, from the same year, by Matthias Greitter.

from notes by Emma Cleobury © 2016

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Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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