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Track(s) taken from CDA67071/2

Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV658

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

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 1995
Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: April 1996
Total duration: 4 minutes 5 seconds

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David Goode (organ)


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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

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Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 4
Studio Master: SIGCD804Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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