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Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV695


BWV695 is a ‘Fantasia’, highlighting the freer nature of the arrangement. The chorale is given in the alto, in the middle of a three-part texture that has the feel of a dance from a mature keyboard work—compare the gigue of the G major keyboard partita—and contains echoes of the same style. The structure of the piece follows the chorale, with the first half repeated. As expected, the counterpoint that weaves around the chorale is derived from it, neatly following the chorale phrase-by-phrase.

from notes by George Parsons © 2019

Dieses ist eine Osterhymne von Martin Luther, die zur Melodie einer anderen Hymne für denselben feierlichen Anlaß vertont wurde. Das Präludium ist eine Fantasie in Gestalt eines Trio, in dem der Choral in einer Altstimme hervorscheint, die hier mit dem vierten Registerzug des Pedals gespielt wird.

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


Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 10
Studio Master: SIGCD810Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: Wachet auf!
CDA67071/22CDs Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted


Track 21 on CDA67071/2 CD2 [2'46] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 7 on SIGCD810 [3'38] Download only
Track 21 on CDS44121/36 CD11 [2'46] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDA67071/2 disc 2 track 21

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 21
    Release date: April 1996
    Deletion date: September 2005
    2CDs Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 11 Track 21
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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