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Track(s) taken from CDA67213/4

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV717

1708/17; Weimar

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: May 1998
Stadtkirche, Zofingen, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: January 1999
Total duration: 2 minutes 40 seconds

Other recordings available for download

David Goode (organ)


'This set marks a significant addition to the Christopher Herrick Bach archive and is a further manifestation of the happy collaboration between the artist and his excellent recording team' (Organists' Review)

'Hugely rewarding playing of the highest order' (The Scotsman)

'This disc is a 'must' for all who love this wonderful music' (Cathedral Music)
BWV717, 711 and 715 set the chorale melody ‘Allein Gott in de Höh’ sei Ehr’’ which is a German setting of the original Latin Gloria. Its frequent employment as the basis of settings by Bach and other composers reflect the fact that it would have been sung in Lutheran churches every Sunday. BWV717 is a playful setting of the chorale, with a gently joyful affect, generated by the 12/8 compound time signature that elicits gentle quavers to accompany the chorale which is played steadily at the top of the texture. Motivic integration is achieved through the influence of the chorale’s melodic shapes on the accompaniment, an imitative two-part texture. This texture produces some particularly beautiful sequences, especially in the second section of the setting.

from notes by George Parsons © 2016

Other albums featuring this work

Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 3
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CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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