Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV614

composer
circa 1713/7; Weimar; Orgelbüchlein
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

 
Arthur Bliss took the chorale prelude Das alte Jahr vergangen ist BWV614 from Bach’s Orgelbüchlein as the subject of his arrangement. This is a notably restrained, even reverential setting, with discreet octave doubling of bass and upper lines sensitively supporting the melody, though at one point requiring wide skips by the left hand to encompass Bach’s harmony.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2010

Arthur Bliss opta, lui, pour un arrangement du prélude-choral Das alte Jahr vergangen ist BWV614, puisé dans l’Orgelbüchlein de Bach. Il s’y montre remarquable de retenue, voire révérencieux: un discret redoublement à l’octave des lignes grave et supérieure épaule la mélodie, avec sensibilité, encore qu’il faille, à un moment, de larges sauts à la main gauche pour englober l’harmonie bachienne.

extrait des notes rédigées par Calum MacDonald © 2010
Français: Hypérion

Arthur Bliss wählte das Choralvorspiel Das alte Jahr vergangen ist BWV614 aus Bachs Orgelbüchlein zum Thema seines Arrangements, einer deutlich zurückhaltenden, ja ehrfürchtigen Transkription mit diskreter Oktavverdoppelung von Bass und Oberstimmen zur einfühlsamen Unterstützung der Melodie, die jedoch an einer Stelle weite Sprünge in der linken Hand zur Bewältigung von Bachs Harmonie erfordert.

aus dem Begleittext von Calum MacDonald © 2010
Deutsch: Henning Weber

Recordings

Bach Arrangements
CDA67309
Bach: Orgelbüchlein
CDA66756Archive Service
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 6 – Walter Rummel
CDA67481/22CDs
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 7 – Max Reger
CDA676832CDs for the price of 1
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 9 – A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen
CDA67767
Bach: Sonatas & Chorales
CKD275Download only
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Details

Track 19 on CDA66756 [1'58] Archive Service
Track 9 on CDA67309 [2'40]
Track 6 on CDA67481/2 CD1 [3'26] 2CDs
Track 8 on CDA67683 CD2 [2'56] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 8 on CDA67767 [3'30]
Track 15 on CKD275 [2'01] Download only
Track 19 on CDS44121/36 CD9 [1'58] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDA67767 track 8

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-10-76708
Duration
3'30
Recording date
20 September 2008
Recording venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jeremy Hayes
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage