Johann Gottfried Neumeister (1757 – 1840) was a German teacher and organist. Nowadays Neumeister would have been forgotten if it wasn’t for the collection of chorale preludes he compiled in the years shortly after 1790. This collection, called the `Neumeister Collection’ or the `Neumeister Sammlung’, is a compilation of 82 chorale preludes and was rediscovered in 1985. It attracted a lot of attention because it contained 39 chorale preludes attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, 32 of which were previously unknown. The other works contained in the manuscript are nevertheless equally interesting, and perhaps more so.
After having published all chorale preludes noy by J. S. Bach of the “Meimeister Sammmlung”, it is now time to bring them together in one Edition. Well, two actually, otherwise the result would be too voluminous. The works in present Edition appear in the order in which they appear in the source.
Johann Michael Bach's chorale prelude to "Jesus Christus unser Heiland" is one of the works contained in this Edition.