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Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV658

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

The melody of this chorale probably came from a secular song, and the words of the first verse have some parallels with Psalm 23. There are suggestions of joy in the figurations of the three manual voices, and the pedals place the chorale melody in the tenor. The ending of the prelude tintinnabulates in what appears to be a curious piece of sound-painting.

from notes by Ian Carson 1996
English: Ute Mansfeldt

Diese Choralmelodie stammt wahrscheinlich von einem säkularen Lied, und in den Worten der ersten Strophe können einige Parallelen zum Psalm 23 gezogen werden. In den Figurationen der drei Manualstimmen sind Andeutungen der Freude wahrzunehmen, und die Pedaltöne tragen die Choralmelodie in den Tenor. Der Abschluß des Präludiums erklingt in einer einzigartigen Lautmalerei.

aus dem Begleittext von Ian Carson 1996
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt


Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 4 - Samuel Feinberg
CDA674682CDs for the price of 1
Bach: Wachet auf!
CDA67071/22CDs Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted


Track 4 on CDA67071/2 CD2 [4'05] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 9 on CDA67468 CD1 [6'02] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 4 on CDS44121/36 CD11 [4'05] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDA67071/2 disc 2 track 4

Recording date
21 April 1995
Recording venue
Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne, Switzerland
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Wachet auf! (CDA67071/2)
    Disc 2 Track 4
    Release date: April 1996
    Deletion date: September 2005
    2CDs Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 11 Track 4
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) Deleted
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