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Fantasia super "Valet will ich dir geben", BWV 736

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (04/01/15)
Composer: Bach, J. S.
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Kampen, Bovenkerk Hinsz/F.C. Schnitger
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Baroque
This piece SHOULD have been uploaded for Palm Sunday, but I just couldn't get it done in time! Sorry..

The Fantasia on Valet will ich dir geben, BWV 736, (Farewell will give you), is an alternative working of the chorale, with the melody in the pedals, and an antiphonal triple rhythm above. As with so much of Bach's organ music, it is thought to belong to his Weimar period.

This melody is so inseparably joined to the text, "All glory, laud, and honor", that it seems hard to believe that this music was apparently NOT linked to that text!

I've done two versions of this piece. They are very different. This one would be the "correct" version.

It seems that I played it quite a bit slower (almost 20 seconds) than the "incorrect" one. This might be due to the huge acoustics, but probably just came more from wanting to this one in an elegant and formal manner.

Which version do you prefer?!? :-)
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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