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Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV690


The existence of two separate settings of this chorale reflect its popularity for Bach—there are fourteen settings through the composer’s oeuvre. In BWV690 the chorale is set in the soprano register, with diatonic harmony beneath, though the accompaniment is marked by more energetic figuration. The chorale receives a less expressive treatment (with fewer ornaments) yet within a frame of increased variation and creativity: a texture of four parts (at most), and the feature of a suspirans figure that gives a flowing rather than triumphant quality to the setting.

from notes by George Parsons © 2016


Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 2
Studio Master: SIGCD802Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 14 on SIGCD802 [2'10] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD802 track 14

Recording date
6 September 2015
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Matthew O'Donovan
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Robin Hawkins
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  1. Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 2 (SIGCD802)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: July 2016
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