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Orgelbuchlein : Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf, BWV 617

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Uploaded by: PLRT (04/06/16)
Composer: Bach, J. S.
Sample Producer: Prospectum
Sample Set: G. Silbermann Stadtkirche Zöblitz, 1742
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Baroque
This choral is about the old Simeon after he saw Jesus at the Temple (Nunc dimittis).
Several comments tell that :
- the bass describes the old man's weariness
- the flow of the tenor is a a kind of remembrance of Simeon's life which is going to reach its end ("my course is run");
- the song expresses Simeon's serenity.
Anyway, it's probably one of the finest pieces from Orgelbuchlein.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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