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Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV633

circa 1713/7; Weimar; Orgelb├╝chlein; distinctus

BWV633 is a beautifully serene A major setting of this chorale, texturally interesting for its five-parts that derive from the chorale heard in canon between soprano and alto, at the fifth. The text focuses on the Word of God (like that of the previous setting), but from the angle of Christ rather than the Spirit—the believer sitting at the ‘dear’ (‘liebster’) Jesus’s feet to hear his word. The motifs throughout are tightly knit, traceable to the chorale’s stepwise intervals.

from notes by George Parsons © 2019


Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 12
Studio Master: SIGCD812Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 35 on SIGCD812 [1'57] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD812 track 35

Recording date
9 April 2016
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Matthew O'Donovan
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Michael Gerrard
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  1. Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 12 (SIGCD812)
    Disc 1 Track 35
    Release date: October 2019
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