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Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV700


In BWV700, the chorale melody is treated fugally, the feel austere and solid, with the chorale given in slow, even notes. This is a wonderful setting with a through-composed structure: each section of the fugue is based on consecutive phrases of the chorale: four phrases, four sections. Each section treats the phrases on the manuals, but culminates with the phrase given in the pedals. The affect is one of gravitas.

from notes by George Parsons © 2017


Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 6
Studio Master: SIGCD806Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 3 on SIGCD806 [3'16] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD806 track 3

Recording date
2 January 2016
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Matthew O'Donovan
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
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  1. Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 6 (SIGCD806)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: December 2017
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