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Komm, süsser Tod, BWV478
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June 1931; 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: 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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Track 9 on CDA67767 [3'43]
Track 20 on CDA67767 [4'53]

Komm, süsser Tod, BWV478
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Frank Bridge’s arrangement of the serene chorale setting Komm, süsser Tod BWV478, from the Schemelli Gesangbuch, which he made in June 1931, is relatively restrained and essentialized in its approach to Bach’s original, apart from the gradations of the dynamics and the ‘pianistic’ arpeggios of the Poco maestoso central section which gradually become fulsome harped chords. In 1936 Bridge made a version of this transcription for string orchestra, giving it the title Todessehnsucht (‘Longing for death’).

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2010

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Details for CDA67767 track 9
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ISRC
GB-AJY-10-76709
Duration
3'43
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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