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Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstest Gut, BWV1114

composer
Neumeister manuscript

 
BWV1114 is set in a darker flat tonality, after that of the original chorale. This is reflective of the text of chorale, a pained expression of a troubled conscience. The melody is given expressive treatment throughout, with ornamentation in the right hand over a gentle two-part accompaniment, and throughout there are running semiquavers to give impetus. Yet the text’s affect is never far away: even the extensive semiquaver passages in the second half of the prelude seem tinged with sadness.

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 9 on SIGCD805 CD2 [3'23] Download only NEW
Track 30 on CDA67215 [2'48] Archive Service
Track 30 on CDS44121/36 CD15 [2'48] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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