And again a somewhat outdated composition, which I have completely revised and specially tailored to the sample set of the Erfurt Büßleben organ. I have reduced the tempo and placed emphasis on a strongly accentuated and clear rendition. The whole is based on the beautiful melody of the Icelanders, which can be heard again and again in the prelude and naturally in the fugue. Of course also in the final movement, where we hear a harmonically very varied song movement.
The prelude begins with a lovely motif, which is repeatedly countered by the aforementioned melody that runs through all the voices. The transition to the "strong" and toccata-like part of the prelude is formed by an allabreve, which shimmies from cadence to cadence with an ever-ascending movement in the manner of the early Baroque. At the end of the transition, the toccata-like part is heard with the full organ. A small pedal solo heralds the coda, which concludes the first part with a powerful F major chord.
The fugue now focuses on the beautiful melody of the Icelanders, the entire melody forming the fugue head before all 4 voices sound together. Now comes the prelude's allabreve once more, before the fugue then narrows to a magnificent conclusion with full organ.
The actual conclusion is the song movement, which invites the use of interesting and colourful harmonies.