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Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV675

composer
1739; Clavier-Übung iii, Leipzig

 
Following the form of the German Eucharist, Bach follows the ‘Kyrie’ settings with three settings of the ‘Gloria’ text, in the German form by Martin Luther. The three settings are deliberately contrasted. BWV675 is written manualiter, with a key signature of one flat, in triple (duple) time. Trinitarian symbolism is present as well, not least by the fact of the three settings of the same text: presumably as each member of the Trinity is represented in the ‘Allein Gott’ to praise is directed. Also, the three key signatures of the three settings, taken together, form the interval of a major 3rd: F-G-A. In BWV675, the text’s joyful affirmation is captured in the running triplets.

from notes by George Parsons © 2020

Recordings

Bach: The Clavierübung Chorales & other great chorales
CDA67213/42CDs Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 14
Studio Master: SIGCD814Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Details

Track 16 on CDA67213/4 CD1 [3'10] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 8 on SIGCD814 CD1 [3'19] Download only
Track 16 on CDS44121/36 CD12 [3'10] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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