18 Chorale Preludes, BWV 651-668 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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 Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654
#297230 - 19.67MB - 8:36 -  8.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - - !N/!N/!N - 1498x

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Bartfloete (2013/9/25)

 Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 655
#248084 - 8.72MB - 3:48 -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 1601x

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Bartfloete (2012/8/27)

 Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658
#322772 - 9.70MB - 3:00 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 327x

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Bartfloete (2013/2/12)

 Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661
#269340 - 6.87MB - 3:00 -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 1579x

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Bartfloete (Unknown)

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Michael Schopen (Organ)

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Michael Schopen

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Played live at a MIDI console using the virtual pipe organ software Hauptwerk and the sampleset Zöblitz (BWV 654), Velesovo (BWV 655, 658) and Zwolle (BWV 661)

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 Trio super Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr, BWV 664
#318286 - 14.50MB - 6:20 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 258x

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Petervdzwaag (2014/3/10)

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Peter van der Zwaag (Organ)

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Peter van der Zwaag

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Played live at a MIDI console using the virtual pipe organ software Hauptwerk and the sampleset Velesovo.

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An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653b

 MIDI performance
#199689 - 0.01MB - ? -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 286x

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wrshannon (2012/4/6)

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Gayk Aboyan

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Gayk Aboyan

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 MIDI performance
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Reccmo (2012/5/2)

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Synthesized MIDI

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Altena: Jürgen Knuth

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Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654

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#213771 - 0.02MB - ? -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 209x

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Reccmo (2012/5/2)

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Synthesized MIDI

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Simone Stella

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Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659

For Organ (Gouin)

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Keanur (2013/12/12)

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MIDI file by Pierre Gouin

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Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2013

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For 2 Trumpets and 2 Trombones (Fiset)

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Reccmo (2012/5/2)

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Richard Fiset

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 Complete Score
#88028 - 66.34MB, 53 pp. -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9- V/V/V - 18896x

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Perlnerd666 (2010/12/21)

PMLP10094-Complete.pdf
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Autograph, n.d.

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P 271
N. B. - P. 27 & 28 are the same (repeated).

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 Complete Score
#04106 - 3.54MB, 70 pp. -  6.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10- V/V/V - 22587x

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Peter (2007/2/25)

 Complete Score (alternative scan)
#05677 - 5.52MB, 68 pp. -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V/V/V - 4328x

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isaac_sanmiguel (2007/5/2)

 Alternative versions
#04108 - 2.16MB, 39 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 5047x

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Peter (2007/2/25)

Bach - BGA - BWV 651-668.pdf
Editor:

Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 25
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1878. Plate B.W. XXV.

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 Autograph of three pages
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Perlnerd666 (2008/10/12)

PMLP10094-BGA44 34.pdf
Copyist:

Hermann Kretzschmar (1848–1924)

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, (1895). Plate B.W. XLIV

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Komm, Heiliger Geist, BWV 652

 Complete Score with historical pedaling indications
#160209 - 0.69MB, 7 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V/V/V - 2761x

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Matteo Messori (2011/12/3)

PMLP10094-BWV 652 with historical pedaling.pdf
Editor:

Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
Matteo Messori, pedaling transcription

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 25
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1878. Plate B.W. XXV.

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Pedal indications from historic sources.

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An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653

 Complete Score with historical pedaling indications
#160238 - 0.36MB, 4 pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/V - 2356x

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Matteo Messori (2011/12/3)

PMLP10094-BWV 653 pedaleggiato.pdf
Editor:

Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
Matteo Messori, pedaling transcription

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 25
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1878. Plate B.W. XXV.

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Pedal indications from historic sources.

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An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653b

 Complete score
#199687 - 0.09MB, 4 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- !N/!N/!N - 2231x

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wrshannon (2012/4/6)

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wrshannon (2012/4/6)

WIMA.6ae3-Wasserfluessen Babylon BWV653b.pdf
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Gayk Aboyan

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 Complete score
#213747 - 0.06MB, 3 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- !N/!N/!N - 1308x

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Reccmo (2012/5/2)

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#213748 - 0.00MB, ? pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 202x

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Reccmo (2012/5/2)

WIMA.3294-BWV-0653b-Wasserfluessen-Babylon.pdf
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Jürgen Knuth

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Altena: Jürgen Knuth

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Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654

 Complete Score
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Gt2009 (2009/1/2)

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Reccmo (2012/5/2)

PMLP10094-bach schmucke dich.pdf
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Simone Stella

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Simone Stella

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Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657

 Complete score
#354450 - 0.43MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 90x

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Shane Brandes (2014/12/1)

PMLP10094-nundanketBach.pdf
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Shane Brandes

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Alto clef reset in modern alto clef variant

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Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659

 Complete Score
#306541 - 0.13MB, 4 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 3538x

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Keanur (2013/12/12)

PMLP10094-Bach Choral BWV659.pdf
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Pierre Gouin - Contact

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Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2013

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Urtext edition after a facsimile of the original manuscript.
The C-clef in left hand has been changed for G- or F-clef according to modern usage.

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 Complete Score
#159962 - 0.18MB, 3 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V/V/V - 4735x

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Matteo Messori (2011/12/3)

PMLP10094-BWV 659 pedaleggiato.pdf
Editor:

Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
Matteo Messori, pedaling transcription

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 25
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1878. Plate B.W. XXV.

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Pedal indications from historic sources.

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 Complete Score
#20574 - 0.15MB, 4 pp. -  7.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10- !N/!N/!N - 8880x

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Organum (2008/8/10)

PMLP10094-Bach - Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659.pdf
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Alessandro Bigazzi

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Alessandro Bigazzi

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 Complete Score
#270005 - 0.07MB, 5 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8- !N/!N/!N - 1818x

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Demetro11 (2013/2/16)

PMLP10094-Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland.pdf
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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Selections

For Piano Solo (Busoni)
See: 10 Chorale Preludes, BV B 27 by Ferruccio Busoni
For Piano Solo (Feinberg)
See: 13 Chorale Preludes (BWV 653, 655, 658-659, 662-663, 665)

Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 655

For Organ Solo (Langrée)

 Complete score
#194146 - 0.09MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- !N/!N/!N - 1600x

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wrshannon (2012/3/28)

WIMA.3975-Bach-HerrJesusChrist-28Langree-29.pdf
Arranger:

Alain Langrée

Editor:

Roland Lopes

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Roland Lopes

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O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 656

For Piano Solo (Tausig)

 Complete Score
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Peter (2009/2/15)

PMLP10094-Bach-Tausig BWV656.pdf
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Carl Tausig (1841–1871)

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Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, n.d. [ca.1870]. Plate 257

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Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659

For 2 Trumpets and 2 Trombones (Fiset)

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 Trumpet 1 (B)
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 Trombone 1
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WIMA.b3d4-bwv659 score.pdf
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Richard Fiset

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Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr, BWV 663

For 2 Pianos, 4 hands (Philipp)

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Carolus (2010/10/27)

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Carolus (2010/10/27)

SIBLEY1802.10343.2692-39087011967231score.pdf
Arranger:

Isidor Philipp (1863-1958)

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Milan: G. Ricordi & C., n.d. Plate 110391.

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
Includes Preface by Charles-Marie Widor.

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General Information

Work Title Chorale Preludes
Alternative Title Choräle von verschiedener Art; The Great Eighteen; Chorals de Leipzig
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 651-668
Movements/Sections 18 pieces
  1. Fantasia super Komm, Heiliger Geist, BWV 651
  2. [Prelude on] Komm, Heiliger Geist, BWV 652
  3. [Prelude on] An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653
  4. [Prelude on] Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654
  5. Trio super Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 655
  6. [Prelude on] O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 656
  7. [Prelude on] Nun danket Alle Gott, BWV 657
  8. [Prelude on] Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658
  9. [Prelude on] Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
  10. Trio super Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660
  11. [Prelude on] Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661
  12. [Prelude on] Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr , BWV 662
  13. [Prelude on] Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr, BWV 663
  14. Trio super Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr, BWV 664
  15. [Prelude on] Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 665
  16. [Prelude on] Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 666
  17. [Prelude on] Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 667
  18. [Prelude on] Vor deinen Thron tret' ich, BWV 668
Year/Date of Composition 1723 ?
Average Duration 90 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Organ
External Links Wikipedia article


Misc. Comments

  • BWV 651 Fantasia super Komm, Heiliger Geist [Come, Holy Ghost], canto fermo in Pedale (cantus fermus chorale). F major
  • BWV 652 Komm, Heiliger Geist [Come, Holy Ghost], alio modo a 2 Clav. e Pedale (ornamental chorale). G major
  • BWV 653 An Wasserflüssen Babylon [By the waters of Babylon], a 2 Clav. e Pedale (ornamental chorale). G major
  • BWV 654 Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele [Adorn yourself, dear soul], a 2 Clav. e Pedale (ornamental chorale). E major
  • BWV 655 Trio super Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend [Lord Jesu Christ, turn to us], a 2 Clav. e Pedale (chorale trio). G major
  • BWV 656 O Lamm Gottes unschuldig [Oh innocent lamb of God], 3 Versus (chorale partita). A major
  • BWV 657 Nun danket Alle Gott [Now Thank We All Our God] (Leuthen Chorale), a 2 Clav. e Pedale, canto fermo in Soprano (cantus fermus chorale). G major
  • BWV 658 Von Gott will ich nicht lassen [I will not forsake the Lord], Canto fermo in Pedale (cantus fermus chorale). F minor
  • BWV 659 Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland [Come now, Saviour of the heathen], a 2 Clav. e Pedale (ornamental chorale). G minor
  • BWV 660 Trio super Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland [Come now, Saviour of the heathen], a due Bassi e canto fermo (chorale trio).G minor
  • BWV 661 Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland [Come now, Saviour of the heathen], in Organo Pleno, Canto fermo in Pedale (cantus fermus chorale). G minor
  • BWV 662 Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr [Alone to God on high be honour], a 2. Clav. e Pedale, Canto fermo in Soprano (ornamental chorale). A major
  • BWV 663 Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr [Alone to God on high be honour], a 2. Clav. e Pedale, Canto fermo in Tenore (cantus firmus chorale). G major
  • BWV 664 Trio super Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr [Alone to God on high be honour], a 2. Clav. e Pedale (chorale trio). A major
  • BWV 665 Jesus Christus, unser Heiland [Jesus Christ, our Saviour], sub Communione, Pedaliter (chorale motet). E minor
  • BWV 666 Jesus Christus, unser Heiland [Jesus Christ, our Saviour], alio modo (chorale motet). E minor
  • BWV 667 Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, heiliger Geist [Come, God, the Creator, Holy Ghost], in Organo pleno con Pedale obligato (chorale partita). C major
  • BWV 668 Vor deinen Thron tret' ich [Before your throne I now appear] (fragment) (cantus firmus chorale). G major
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