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Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, BWV667

1708/17; revised into Leipzig Chorales collection, the '18' circa 1744/7

The text is a version of the Whitsun hymn Veni Creator Spiritus, and the prelude sets two verses of the melody with a short interlude between. It is as if the exhortation for the Holy Spirit to come is answered, as the music is transformed from the stalwart into ecstatic peals which resolve around Bach’s musical signature BACH in the final bar.

from notes by Ian Carson © 1996

Der Text ist eine Version der Pfingsthymne Veni Creator Spiritus, und das Präludium vertont, unterbrochen von einem kurzen Zwischenspiel, zwei Strophen der Melodie. Es scheint, als ob die Gebete für das Erscheinen des Heiligen Geistes beantwortet werden, indem die Musik von Unerschütterlichkeit in ein ekstatisches Glockengeläut transformiert wird, das sich in Bachs musikalischer Signatur BACH im abschließenden Takt auflöst.

aus dem Begleittext von Ian Carson © 1996
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt


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Recording date
17 April 2015
Recording venue
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Matthew O'Donovan
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Robin Hawkins
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