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Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottes Sohn, BWV601

circa 1713/7; Weimar; Orgelbüchlein

The text speaks poetically of the coming of Christ, him ‘sprouting’ (entsprossen) from the Father’s heart; a poetic image that is also suggested by the motivic writing. The recurring motif in this setting is a suspirans, as in BWV599, but given a very different character: suggestive of joy. Though a common motif, this ‘must represent a conscious attempt to create new language from it’ (Williams 2003 p.244).

from notes by George Parsons © 2019


Bach: Orgelbüchlein
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Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 12
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Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted


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