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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

Recordings
'Bach Arrangements' (CDA67309)
Bach Arrangements
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'Bach: Orgelbüchlein' (CDA66756)
Bach: Orgelbüchlein
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'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 6 – Walter Rummel' (CDA67481/2)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 6 – Walter Rummel
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'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 7 – Max Reger' (CDA67683)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 7 – Max Reger
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'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 9 – A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen' (CDA67767)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 9 – A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen
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'Bach: The Complete Organ Works' (CDS44121/36)
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/36  16CDs 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 19 on CDS44121/36 CD9 [1'58] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV614
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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

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