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Ach Gott vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV741

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The generally pessimistic tone of Psalm 12, ‘Help Lord, for the Godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men’ on which the chorale Ach Gott vom Himmel sieh darein is based, is matched by the anguished chromatic counterpoint of BWV741. The chorale is developed in canon throughout; occasional use of double pedalling enriches the texture even further.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1999

Le ton généralement pessimiste du psaume 12, «À l’aide, Seigneur, car l’homme pieux n’est plus; car les fidèles disparaissent d’entre les enfants des hommes», sur lequel le choral Ach Gott vom Himmel sieh darein repose, trouve écho dans le contrepoint chromatique angoissé de BWV741. Le choral est entièrement développé en canon; l’usage occasionnel de la double pédalisation enrichit encore la texture.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Westrop © 1999
Français: Hypérion

Dem insgesamt pessimistischen Tonfall des 12. Psalms (‘Hilf Herr! Die Heiligen haben abgenommen, und der Gläubigen ist wenig unter den Menschenkindern.’), auf dem der Choral Ach Gott vom Himmel sieh darein beruht, entspricht der qualvolle chromatische Kontrapunkt von BWV 741. Der Choral wird durchweg im Kanon verarbeitet; der gelegentliche Einsatz von Doppelpedaltönen reichert die Struktur zusätzlich an.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 1999
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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