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Gottes Sohn ist kommen, BWV600

composer
circa 1713/7; Weimar; Orgelbüchlein

 
The text of BWV600 is an ‘old Thuringian Advent hymn’ (Williams 2003 p.240), about the coming of God’s Son to ‘free and release’ (freie und entbinde) the world from sin. This is depicted by the chorale set in a canon—the identification of the Son with the world?—the soprano voice against the pedal 8’, at the octave, which is accompanied by running quavers that provide a harmonization. Bach includes registration instructions for the canon (manual—8’ Principal; pedal—8; Trumpet), and there is evidence of clever planning, with a B-A-C-H figure in bar 16, which is also represents the Golden Section (bar 16 of 35)—as scholars have noted.

from notes by George Parsons © 2019

Recordings

Bach: Orgelbüchlein
CDA66756Archive Service
Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 12
Studio Master: SIGCD812Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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Track 2 on CDA66756 [0'53] Archive Service
Track 2 on SIGCD812 [1'04] Download only
Track 2 on CDS44121/36 CD9 [0'53] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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