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Trio super Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV660

composer
1708/17; revised into Leipzig Chorales collection, the '18' circa 1744/7

 
In BWV660, the chorale is given in the right hand, above two lines that intertwine. The effect is reminiscent of the two intertwining oboes in the alto aria ‘Von den Stricken meiner Sünden’ in the St John Passion, where they depict the binding of Christ on the cross. Thus, BWV660 seems to look at the redemption of Christ through the lens of Calvary. Similarly, there is something almost grotesque about the ornamentation of the chorale. Throughout, there is striking the canonic writing between pedal and LH that, as in BWV659, melds into sequences.

from notes by George Parsons © 2017

Recordings

A Bach Album
CDA67247
Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 4
Studio Master: SIGCD804Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: Wachet auf!
CDA67071/22CDs Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Details

Track 18 on CDA67247 [2'28]
Track 17 on CDA67071/2 CD1 [2'48] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 2 on SIGCD804 CD2 [2'56] Download only
Track 17 on CDS44121/36 CD10 [2'48] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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