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Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich, BWV732

between 1703 and 1717

The chorale of BWV732 is a Christmas text, published in 1560 by N Herman. In this setting, perhaps intended to accompany a congregation, the chorale is given rich homophonic treatment with improvisatory runs in between phrases. Some have read musical symbolism into these runs, for example a rapid descending scale figure (heard in the middle of the setting in bar 8) perhaps alludes to the reference to Christ’s incarnation in the text (‘und schenkt uns einen Sohn’).

from notes by George Parsons © 2019


Bach: The Clavierübung Chorales & other great chorales
CDA67213/42CDs Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 11
Studio Master: SIGCD811Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted


Track 28 on CDA67213/4 CD2 [1'25] 2CDs Archive Service
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