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Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV68
composer
21 May 1725; Mein glaubiges Herze, frohlocke, sing', scherze

Recordings
'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 3 – Friedman, Grainger & Murdoch' (CDA67344)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 3 – Friedman, Grainger & Murdoch
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'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 6 – Walter Rummel' (CDA67481/2)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 6 – Walter Rummel
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Movement 2: Mein gläubiges Herze, frohlocke, sing, scherze
Movement: My heart ever faithful

Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV68
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This has to be one of Bach’s most gorgeous melodies, and it reflects the words in a supremely joyful way: ‘My faithful heart, exult, sing, be full of merriment—your Jesus is here. Away with misery, and complaining, I’ll just say to you, my Jesus is near.’ Bach’s profound and unshakeable belief in the nurturing power of his God gives this music a radiance that is deeply moving. Bach obviously realized the value of the aria since he borrowed it from Cantata 208, altering and rescoring it for Cantata 68. The semiquavers of Bach’s accompaniment run almost continuously, but Friedman takes a more gentle overall view, allowing periods of calm before the aria builds up to its triumphant end.

from notes by Piers Lane © 2003

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Details for CDA67344 track 7
Movement: My heart ever faithful
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-03-34407
Duration
2'43
Recording date
6 May 2002
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Amanda Hurton
Recording engineer
Arne Akselberg
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