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Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht, BWV1096

Neumeister manuscript

The unique feature of this setting is its structure. Though composed as a seamless whole, there are really two sections. The first consists of a fugal treatment of the first line of the chorale melody, with a total of seven statements. It is not until later—the second section—that the chorale melody is heard in its entirety, played at the top of the texture in steady minims. The melody is associated with at least two possible texts. Note that the majority of this prelude is ascribed to Pachelbel.

from notes by George Parsons © 2017


Bach: Neumeister Chorales
CDA67215Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 5
Studio Master: SIGCD805Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted


Track 12 on CDA67215 [2'37] Archive Service
Track 18 on SIGCD805 CD1 [2'37] Download only
Track 12 on CDS44121/36 CD15 [2'37] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDA67215 track 12

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 12
    Release date: January 2000
    Deletion date: June 2016
    Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 15 Track 12
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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