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Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV701/700


Semiquavers run down like angels descending from heaven in the fughetta on Martin Luther’s hymn beginning with the words of the Christmas angel ‘From Heaven above to here I come’, whilst the fughetta that follows it grows into a fugue as it moves joyously in four- part counterpoint. This is an early work with successive lines of the chorale melody in the pedals delineating the sections.

from notes by Ian Carson 1996

Sechzehntelnoten gleiten wie Engel vom Himmel in dieser Fugette von Martin Luthers Kirchenlied, das mit den Worten der Weihnacht beginnt, während die darauffolgende Fugette sich freudvoll in einen vierstimmigen Kontrapunkt bewegend zu einer Fuge entwickelt. Es ist eine frühe Arbeit, in der die Choralmelodie in den nachfolgenden Linien von den Pedaltönen, die die Passagen skizzieren, ausgedrückt wird.

aus dem Begleittext von Ian Carson 1996
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt


Bach: Wachet auf!
CDA67071/22CDs Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted


Track 9 on CDA67071/2 CD2 [4'00] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 9 on CDS44121/36 CD11 [4'00] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDS44121/36 disc 11 track 9

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 9
    Release date: April 1996
    Deletion date: September 2005
    2CDs Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 11 Track 9
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) Deleted
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