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An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV653b

pedale doppio

This is probably an earlier version of BWV653 from the Leipzig chorale preludes. The text is based on the Psalm ‘By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept’ which, in the German translation, mentions the organ. This version has come down to us in a manuscript in the hand of the composer J G Walther, and increases the number of voices from four to five by featuring a double pedal part.

from notes by Ian Carson © 1996

Dieses ist wahrscheinlich eine frühere Version des BWV653 der Leipziger Choralpräludien. Der Text stammt aus einem Psalm ‘An Wasserflüssen von Babylon saßen wir und weinten’, und in seiner deutschen Übersetzung wird im Choral die Orgel erwähnt. Diese Version ist uns in einem Manuskript aus der Hand des Komponisten J. G. Walther erhalten geblieben und erhöht durch das Einführen eines doppelten Orgelpedalteils die Zahl der Stimmen von vier auf fünf.

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


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