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Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BuxWV211
In the Chorale Prelude on ‘Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland’, BuxWV211, an embellished version of the melody has a dignified accompaniment which seems to convey something of the solemnity of the season of Advent, and the increasing ornamentation draws attention away from the fact that those accompanying voices have a fair share of the melodic material. The concluding bars suggest very strongly that J S Bach knew this work, for they seem to anticipate the final bars of his ‘coloratura’ setting of the same melody (BWV659).

from notes by Relf Clark © 2011

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67876 track 15
Recording date
11 January 2011
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Paul Spicer & Simon Eadon
Recording engineer
Dave Rowell & Simon Eadon
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