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Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland pro Organo Pleno, BWV 661

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (12/01/15)
Composer: Bach, J. S.
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: St. Omer, Cavaillé-Coll 1855
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Baroque
Well, here is yet another version of the famous "Nun komm" from the 18 Great Leipzig Chorales...

I have often wondered if Bach was thinking of the attributes of the Holy Trinity when he did the three different versions that are in the collection.

BWV 659, with it's quiet expectation and florid coloratura as the mystical aspects of the Son.

BWV 660, with it's fiery passion, as the power of the Holy Spirit.

This one, BWV 661, as the power of God the Father.


I hadn't played this since the Advent Procession with Carols on Advent (First) Sunday in 2000. The last year at the cathedral in Albany before I was "removed" in March of 2001.

I think this is OK. I could probably "work on it a bit," but I really don't want to, so, this is as good as it will get.

I tried to place "detached" than I had gotten into the habit of doing.

I had the St. Omer organ "open", and I was curious to see what this would sound like on it. I played it rather like a French Grand Plein Jeu, and in the Pedale are the Flutes at 16' 8' & 4' and the 16' Bombarde, which is a B - I - G one... ;-)

I liked the sound of it, and hope you will as well.

I dedicate this performance to BaroqueDMX.

Jim was just saying that we need MORE uploads of ANY version of "Nun komm, der Heiland Heiland," so, I've tried to comply with his wishes... ;-)
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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