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Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder, BWV742

Neumeister manuscript

In BWV742, the chorale is hidden in the richly ornamented line, sectioned off from a remarkable introduction by a ‘poco adagio’ marking. The ornamented chorale line continues in patterns of descending sequences and semiquavers, marked by the suspirans figure (three fast notes following a rest). The affect is one of stylized grief, expressed in writing in the Passion settings by Bach.

from notes by George Parsons © 2017


Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 5
SIGCD805Download only 27 October 2017 Release
Bach: Neumeister Chorales
CDA67215Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted


Track 24 on SIGCD805 CD1 [2'09] Download only 27 October 2017 Release
Track 4 on CDA67215 [2'17] Archive Service
Track 4 on CDS44121/36 CD15 [2'17] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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