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Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV661

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

 
The third setting BWV661 features the chorale in the pedals, played on a pleno, significant in that it forms a bridge with the first and last chorale of the collection, also instructed to be played organo pleno. There is fugal writing in the manuals and, again, an emphasis on sequential writing throughout. The unmistakable emphasis of the third setting of ‘Nun komm’ is on triumph of the Saviour, so forming the apex of a small theological journey from Christ’s birth to his victory.

from notes by George Parsons 2017

Recordings

Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 4
SIGCD804Download only 21 April 2017 Release
A Bach Album
CDA67247
Bach: Wachet auf!
CDA67071/22CDs Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Details

Track 3 on SIGCD804 CD2 [3'29] Download only 21 April 2017 Release
Track 20 on CDA67247 [2'49]
Track 18 on CDA67071/2 CD1 [2'26] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 18 on CDS44121/36 CD10 [2'26] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) Deleted

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