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Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar, BWV607

composer
circa 1713/7; Weimar; Orgelbüchlein

 
This is a setting of Luther’s last Christmas hymn, from 1543 (Williams 2003 p.251). The text features angels, describing their descent from heaven to the shepherds, an image perhaps reflected in the abundance of scale figures throughout. These are given plenty of rhythmic variety: semiquavers in the tenor line against slower crotchets in the pedals, with the alto filling in the harmony.

from notes by George Parsons © 2019

Recordings

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

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Track 9 on SIGCD812 [1'07] Download only NEW
Track 13 on CDA66756 [1'06] Archive Service
Track 13 on CDS44121/36 CD9 [1'06] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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