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Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV1091

composer
Neumeister manuscript

 
This is a beautifully unfolding prelude, with the chorale at the top of the texture. The effectiveness of the setting is generated by a slow-moving counterpoint and driven by sustained rhythmic syncopations. Bach maintains the modal quality of the chorale’s melody in the prelude’s harmony, a fact that accounts for the often unexpected harmonic shifts (Williams 2003 p.546).

from notes by George Parsons © 2017

Recordings

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

Details

Track 13 on SIGCD805 CD1 [2'37] Download only 27 October 2017 Release
Track 7 on CDA67215 [2'48] Archive Service
Track 7 on CDS44121/36 CD15 [2'48] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDS44121/36 disc 15 track 7

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-99-21507
Duration
2'48
Recording date
18 April 1999
Recording venue
Stadtkirche, Zofingen, Switzerland
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Neumeister Chorales (CDA67215)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: January 2000
    Deletion date: June 2016
    Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 15 Track 7
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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