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Herzliebster Jesu

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Uploaded by: Romanos401 (01/30/19)
Composer: Rinck, Johan Christian Heinrich
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Laurenskerk - Transept Organ - 1959 Marcussen & Son
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Baroque
Description:
Here is a stunning and meditative setting of Herzliebster Jesu. This piece invites the listener to truly sense the sorrow of this hymn:

"Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended,
That man to judge Thee hath in hate pretended?
By foes derided, by Thine own rejected,
O most afflicted."

One of the things that I lament as a Catholic is the traditional liturgical directive to cut back all instrumental music during Lent (which means no organ solos). I believe this piece deserves its proper place in the repertoire and is absolutely worthy of sacred liturgy.

I'm attaching a newly-engraved copy of the score. It is formatted to fit a US Legal sheet as this allowed the whole work to fit nicely on one page and imitated rather nicely the source score. While my performance is not a note-perfect (I truly bring the "human element" to organ playing...) I hope you enjoy it!
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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