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Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV747
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Recordings
'Bach: Organ Cornucopia' (CDA67139)
Bach: Organ Cornucopia
'Bach: The Complete Organ Works' (CDS44121/36)
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
MP3 £45.00FLAC £45.00ALAC £45.00 CDS44121/36  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted  
Details
Track 14 on CDA67139 [3'45]
Track 14 on CDS44121/36 CD8 [3'45] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV747
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The Passiontide chorale Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV747, effortlessly combines two distinct styles into a seamless whole. For the first half of the chorale the melody, in the tenor, is embedded in a three-part instrumental texture. Later, the melody passes to the right hand where it is subjected to considerable embellishment, in fantasia style. The moving ending, a kind of unaccompanied recitative, perhaps suggests the loneliness and rejection of the betrayed Christ.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1999

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