Posts tagged ‘chorale’

March 26, 2017

2017-03-26 Notes from the Bench

Happy Birthday Johann Sebastian Bach!

 

O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross (O Man, Bewail your Great Sins)

Praeludium in F Minor (BWV 534)

 

A commentary on this week’s music by Dr. James T. Gerber, Music Associate

 

Today prelude isJohann Sebastian Bach’s setting of the chorale, O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross (O Man, Bewail your Great Sins). This chorale prelude is from the Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book), written while Bach was in Weimar. This setting is an ornamented chorale, the chorale melody is embellished with elaborate coloratura and is among the most beautiful of Bach’s chorale preludes. The postlude is the Praeludium in F Minor (BWV 534), one of Bach’s less-known organ works.

 

 

 

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