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Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV614

composer
circa 1713/7; Weimar; Orgelbüchlein

 
This is a densely compact setting, packing much into its twelve bars. The chorale is embellished in the right hand, ornamented, with highly expressive moments of pathos, and accompanied by motivically tightly-knit three parts, marked by chromatic fourths—the interval filled in—usually implying grief. The pedal and tenor are often in dialogue with each other, sometimes moving in contrary motion. The text is about gratitude for the preservation and protection of another year. The marked affect of grief in this setting has invited speculation, but there may be a concrete reason—two of Bach’s children, twins, died in 1713, the ‘alte Jahr’ (see Williams 2003 p.265).

from notes by George Parsons © 2019

Recordings

Bach Arrangements
CDA67309
Bach: Orgelbüchlein
CDA66756Archive Service
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 6 - Walter Rummel
CDA67481/22CDs Archive Service
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 7 - Max Reger
CDA676832CDs for the price of 1 — Archive Service
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 9 - A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen
CDA67767
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

Details

Track 19 on CDA66756 [1'58] Archive Service
Track 9 on CDA67309 [2'40]
Track 6 on CDA67481/2 CD1 [3'26] 2CDs Archive Service
Track 8 on CDA67683 CD2 [2'56] 2CDs for the price of 1 — Archive Service
Track 8 on CDA67767 [3'30]
Track 16 on SIGCD812 [1'53] Download only
Track 19 on CDS44121/36 CD9 [1'58] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDA66756 track 19

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-75619
Duration
1'58
Recording date
3 May 1994
Recording venue
Stadtkirche, Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Orgelbüchlein (CDA66756)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: October 1994
    Deletion date: May 2009
    Archive Service
  2. Bach: The Complete Organ Works (CDS44121/36)
    Disc 9 Track 19
    Release date: October 2002
    Deletion date: March 2009
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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