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Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, BWV667

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

The text is a version of the Whitsun hymn Veni Creator Spiritus, and the prelude sets two verses of the melody with a short interlude between. It is as if the exhortation for the Holy Spirit to come is answered, as the music is transformed from the stalwart into ecstatic peals which resolve around Bach’s musical signature BACH in the final bar.

from notes by Ian Carson © 1996

Der Text ist eine Version der Pfingsthymne Veni Creator Spiritus, und das Präludium vertont, unterbrochen von einem kurzen Zwischenspiel, zwei Strophen der Melodie. Es scheint, als ob die Gebete für das Erscheinen des Heiligen Geistes beantwortet werden, indem die Musik von Unerschütterlichkeit in ein ekstatisches Glockengeläut transformiert wird, das sich in Bachs musikalischer Signatur BACH im abschließenden Takt auflöst.

aus dem Begleittext von Ian Carson © 1996
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt


Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 2 - Ferruccio Busoni
Bach: Wachet auf!
CDA67071/22CDs Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted


Track 5 on CDA67071/2 CD2 [2'13] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 4 on CDA67324 [1'59]
Track 5 on CDS44121/36 CD11 [2'13] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDS44121/36 disc 11 track 5

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 5
    Release date: April 1996
    Deletion date: September 2005
    2CDs Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 11 Track 5
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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