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Nun lasst uns den Leib begraben, BWV1111

composer
Neumeister manuscript

 
This prelude is set in a four-part texture, the first two phrases of the melody correspond to a long first part in four-time, with imitative, even fugal, writing based on the chorale, accompanied by an attractive variety of rhythmic figures. The second, shorter, part of the prelude is based on the final two chorale phrases, in three-time, maintaining the contrapuntal imitation, but freer - note the striking two-part scale that can be heard before the final bars, surely a musical reflection of the text which refers to the ‘rising up’ of the believer’s body, buried in anticipation of the Judgement Day.

from notes by George Parsons © 2017

Recordings

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

Details

Track 6 on SIGCD805 CD2 [2'08] Download only NEW
Track 27 on CDA67215 [2'25] Archive Service
Track 27 on CDS44121/36 CD15 [2'25] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDA67215 track 27

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-99-21527
Duration
2'25
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 27
    Release date: January 2000
    Deletion date: June 2016
    Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 15 Track 27
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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