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Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV726

1708/17; Weimar

BWV726 sets the chorale in its original homophony, with glittering passagework linking the phrases. Reminiscent of other similar settings (most famously perhaps, ‘In dulci Jubilo’, BWV729), it is fascinating to speculate its original intended function—were such pieces aimed at showcasing Bach’s improvisatory gifts, perhaps in the chorale’s playover? Or were they used as aids to congregational worship?

from notes by George Parsons 2016


Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 3
SIGCD803Download only 4 November 2016 Release
Bach: The Clavierübung Chorales & other great chorales
CDA67213/42CDs Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted


Track 21 on SIGCD803 [0'58] Download only 4 November 2016 Release
Track 20 on CDA67213/4 CD2 [1'04] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 20 on CDS44121/36 CD13 [1'04] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) Deleted

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