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Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV645
composer
circa 1748/9; Schübler Chorale No 1; arrangement of Cantata 140 movement 4
arranger
commissioned by Harriet Cohen and first published by Oxford University Press in A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen; first performed at the Queen's Hall on 17 October 1932

Recordings
'Bach Arrangements' (CDA67309)
Bach Arrangements
'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 2 – Ferruccio Busoni' (CDA67324)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 2 – Ferruccio Busoni
'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 3 – Friedman, Grainger & Murdoch' (CDA67344)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 3 – Friedman, Grainger & Murdoch
'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 9 – A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen' (CDA67767)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 9 – A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen
'Bach: Sonatas & Chorales' (CKD275)
Bach: Sonatas & Chorales
MP3 £8.00FLAC £10.00ALAC £10.00 CKD275  Download only  
'Bach: Wachet auf!' (CDA67071/2)
Bach: Wachet auf!
MP3 £11.60FLAC £11.60ALAC £11.60Buy by post £27.98 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA67071/2  2CDs Archive Service   Download currently discounted
'Bach: The Complete Organ Works' (CDS44121/36)
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
MP3 £45.00FLAC £45.00ALAC £45.00 CDS44121/36  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted  
Details
Track 1 on CDA67071/2 CD1 [5'32] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 4 on CDA67309 [4'18]
Track 5 on CDA67324 [3'07]
Track 5 on CDA67767 [4'58]
Track 5 on CKD275 [4'05] Download only
Track 1 on CDS44121/36 CD10 [5'32] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Arrangement: Morning Song

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV645
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The Bach Book for Harriet Cohen, arranged alphabetically by composer, opens with Sir Granville Bantock’s version of the chorale prelude Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV645 (originally based on a chorus from Cantata No 140). The wide left-hand leaps in which Bantock indulges on the first appearance of the chorale tune, where the bottom note is sounded as a grace-note before the rest of the harmony, were a feature which especially excited Ronald Stevenson’s derision, and several of the other contributors are guilty of this rather makeshift stratagem. Stevenson compared the Bantock, to its detriment, with Busoni’s famous treatment of the same piece. Later appearances are in octaves, however, while a brief episode in pastoral sixths and a sensitive underpinning of the figuration in thirds are among the felicities of the setting. Bantock made a version of this arrangement for small orchestra in 1945.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2010

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Details for CDA67767 track 5
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-10-76705
Duration
4'58
Recording date
20 September 2008
Recording venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jeremy Hayes
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
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