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Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV632

circa 1713/7; Weimar; Orgelbüchlein

This 1648 text is a prayer before the sermon, a text that was sung weekly, and perhaps penned by Duke Wilhelm II of Sachsen-Weimar (Williams 2003 p.296). It is a prayer for the Holy Spirit to lead the congregation into God’s truth. In Bach’s setting, the chorale is played around a suspirans figure—not dissimilar to the first of the Leipzig chorales, BWV651, another Holy Spirit chorale, ‘Komm Heiliger Geist’. The triadic shape of the chorale influences the counterpoint and musical figures of both the pedal and the left hand throughout.

from notes by George Parsons © 2019


Bach: Orgelbüchlein
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Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 12
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