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Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag, BWV629

circa 1713/7; Weimar; Orgelbüchlein

In this setting the left hand is permeated with the motif short-short-long (anapaest) driving the music forward. The chorale can be heard in a canon at the octave (really two octaves, the fifteenth), between soprano and pedal. The text (1560) again speaks of the joy of the Resurrection, but Bach sets it to a contrasting affect to the previous setting. This is heard in the contrasting mode—Aeolian on D—which gives a feel of D minor and creates a sombre mood in contrast to the joyful exuberance of the previous chorale.

from notes by George Parsons © 2019


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