Mendelssohn played and composed for organ from the age of 11 until his death. His primary organ works are the Three Preludes and Fugues, Op. 37 (1837), and the Six Sonatas, Op. 65 (1845), of which Eric Werner wrote "next to Bach's works, Mendelssohn's Organ Sonatas belong to the required repertory of all organists".
The dynamics of the Annaberg organ are very realistic.
As this piece was played on the soft stops of the second and third manual mainly, the recording was boosted by 3 db.