The Great Eighteen: Bach’s Leipzig Chorales

March 17, 2021, 10:00 pm

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Written in the last decade of his life, Bach’s chorale preludes for organ mark the pinnacle of his sacred works for organ. Daniel Gauss, organist at the Bern Cathedral, plays the Gottlieb Leuw organ, built in 1729. Recorded live in concert June 11, 2019, as part of the series Evening Music at Bern Cathedral.

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  • Playlist

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    18 Chorale Preludes, BWV 651–668 (‘Leipzig Chorales’)

    Fantasia super: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BWV 651
    Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BWV 652
    An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653
    Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654
    Trio super: Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 655
    O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 656
    Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657
    Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658
    Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
    Trio super: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660
    Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661
    Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 662
    Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 663
    Trio super: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 664
    Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 665
    Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 666
    Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 667
    Vor deinen Thron tret’ ich hiermit, BWV 668

    ARTIST
    Daniel Gauss, organ