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Track(s) taken from CDA67071/2

Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV705


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 1995
Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: April 1996
Total duration: 2 minutes 23 seconds


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This prelude has the appearance of a motet to the extent that it has been suggested that it is an arrangement of a vocal movement. The penitential chorale by Spengler, ‘Through Adams fall all human nature and being is totally spoiled’, was published in 1524, and in 1535 became associated with the melody Bach sets so solemnly.

from notes by Ian Carson © 1996

Dieses Präludium hat von seiner Ausdrucksweise her so sehr den Anschein einer Motette, daß eine Bearbeitung als Vokalsatz bereits vorgeschlagen wurde. Der Buß Choral von Spengler wurde 1524 veröffentlicht und 1533 mit der Melodie, die von Bach so feierlich komponiert wurde, verbunden.

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

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