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Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV614
composer
circa 1713/7; Weimar; Orgelbüchlein
arranger

Recordings
'Bach Arrangements' (CDA67309)
Bach Arrangements
'Bach: Orgelbüchlein' (CDA66756)
Bach: Orgelbüchlein
'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 6 – Walter Rummel' (CDA67481/2)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 6 – Walter Rummel
'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 7 – Max Reger' (CDA67683)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 7 – Max Reger
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy by post £10.50 CDA67683  2CDs for the price of 1  
'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: 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 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

Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV614
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In his setting of Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV614, Bach opts for a mood far removed from that of most modern-day festivities. For him the end of the year was a time for contemplation, evaluation, and thankfulness. The constant chromatic lines, both ascending and descending, and the rather bleak harmonies create a feeling of introspection. Once more the original tune (dating from 1588) is elaborately decorated. The opening verse of the hymn is that which seems to suit the music best:

Das alte Jahr vergangen ist:
Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ,
Dass du uns in so gross Gefahr
Bewahrt hast lange Zeit und Jahr.
The old year hath passed away
For this we thank you Lord today
That thou has kept us through the year
When danger and distress were near.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2001

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Details for CDA67309 track 9
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-30909
Duration
2'40
Recording date
4 April 2001
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ludger Böckenhoff
Recording engineer
Ludger Böckenhoff
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach Arrangements (CDA67309)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: August 2001
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