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Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639

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Uploaded by: mcr (11/20/23)
Composer: Bach, J. S.
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Krzeszow Organ by Michael Engler (1732-37)
Software: Hauptwerk VIII
Genre: Baroque
Johann Sebastian Bach's setting of 'Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ' is one of his most-loved chorales in his remarkable 'Orgelbüchlein' collection. The text of the chorale is a cry for grace and simplicity of his setting belies the complexity beneath. Set in F minor, the chorale melody is presented against a semiquaver inner line and a quaver bass. The running line in the left hand sighs, adding a poignancy to the melody above. This is the only trio setting in the entire 'Orgelbüchlein' which has prompted some scholars to surmise that it was originally intended to be performed by a string trio as part of a, now lost, cantata movement.

Engler's organ of Krzezsów Basilica is an exquisite instrument situated a glorious baroque church with an exceptionally clear acoustic, perfectly suited to Bach's chorale preludes.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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