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O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV622
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
'A Bach notebook for trumpet' (CKD418)
A Bach notebook for trumpet
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'Bach Arrangements' (CDA67309)
Bach Arrangements
'Bach: Organ Music' (SIGCD261)
Bach: Organ Music
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'Bach: Orgelbüchlein' (CDA66756)
Bach: Orgelbüchlein
'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
'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 27 on CDA66756 [5'27] Archive Service
Track 3 on CDA67683 CD1 [6'26] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 11 on CDA67767 [5'32]
Track 10 on CKD418 [4'44] Download only
Track 13 on SIGCD261 [5'31] Download only
Track 27 on CDS44121/36 CD9 [5'27] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV622
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Like Arthur Bliss, Herbert Howells chose a chorale prelude from the Orgelbüchlein: O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross BWV622. Howells had been a passionate admirer of early music since his student days, and was no stranger to composing in an archaic style. (He would later produce an inspired blend of old and new in his keyboard suite Lambert’s Clavichord.) Unlike some of the other contributors Howells is lavish with dynamic, tempo and expression marks and phrasing. His very slow tempo—slowing further to an Adagiosissimo in the final bars—helps to sustain and clarify the intricate polyphonic web of Bach’s writing. Only towards the end, in the assai sostenuto ascent to the climax, does he do much to personalize the harmony.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2010

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Details for CDA67309 track 13
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-30913
Duration
5'24
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 13
    Release date: August 2001
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