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Fughetta super Dies sind die heiligen zehn Gebot, BWV679

composer
1739; Clavier-Übung iii, Leipzig

 
The smaller manualiter setting is a complete contrast. The energy of the opening repeated Gs leads to a Gigue-like dance in 12/8, with large leaps and semiquaver interjections. A fughetta, the chorale melody is hidden in the opening subject. Williams suggests, on the scholarship of Robin Leaver, that this ‘strange jig’ may derive from Luther’s words ‘in the Lesser Catechism: ‘we should … cheerfully do what he has commanded’’ (see Williams 2003 p.410). Indeed, the work’s theological symbolism goes further, with Bach giving ten entries of subject, corresponding to each Commandment.

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 5 on CDA67213/4 CD2 [2'12] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 12 on SIGCD814 CD1 [1'56] Download only
Track 5 on CDS44121/36 CD13 [2'12] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDA67213/4 disc 2 track 5

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-98-21405
Duration
2'12
Recording date
9 May 1998
Recording venue
Stadtkirche, Zofingen, Switzerland
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: The Clavierübung Chorales & other great chorales (CDA67213/4)
    Disc 2 Track 5
    Release date: January 1999
    Deletion date: March 2011
    2CDs Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 13 Track 5
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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