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Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV705


This prelude has the appearance of a motet to the extent that it has been suggested that it is an arrangement of a vocal movement. The penitential chorale by Spengler, ‘Through Adams fall all human nature and being is totally spoiled’, was published in 1524, and in 1535 became associated with the melody Bach sets so solemnly.

from notes by Ian Carson © 1996

Dieses Präludium hat von seiner Ausdrucksweise her so sehr den Anschein einer Motette, daß eine Bearbeitung als Vokalsatz bereits vorgeschlagen wurde. Der Buß Choral von Spengler wurde 1524 veröffentlicht und 1533 mit der Melodie, die von Bach so feierlich komponiert wurde, verbunden.

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


Bach: Wachet auf!
CDA67071/22CDs Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted


Track 18 on CDA67071/2 CD2 [2'23] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 18 on CDS44121/36 CD11 [2'23] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDS44121/36 disc 11 track 18

Recording date
21 April 1995
Recording venue
Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne, Switzerland
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Wachet auf! (CDA67071/2)
    Disc 2 Track 18
    Release date: April 1996
    Deletion date: September 2005
    2CDs Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 11 Track 18
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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