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Gottes Sohn ist kommen, BWV600

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


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