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Alle Menschen müssen sterben, BWV643

composer
circa 1713/7; Weimar; Orgelbüchlein

 
The final two chorales focus on death. BWV643 is based on a funeral text from 1642, ‘All mankind must die’; the affect has been described as ‘rapturous’ (Williams 2003 p.313). The motif that runs through the entire chorale is the suspirans, but deftly worked to bind the music together. Note the leaping pedal line throughout.

from notes by George Parsons © 2019

Recordings

Bach Arrangements
CDA67309
Bach: Orgelbüchlein
CDA66756Archive Service
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 34 on CDA66756 [1'50] Archive Service
Track 17 on CDA67309 [3'15]
Track 45 on SIGCD812 [1'28] Download only
Track 34 on CDS44121/36 CD9 [1'50] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

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