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 -  7.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - - !N/!N/!N - 2373x

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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 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 2102x

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Bartfloete (2012/8/27)

 Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658
#322772 - 9.70MB - 3:00 -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 739x

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Bartfloete (2013/2/12)

 Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661
#269340 - 6.87MB - 3:00 -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - - !N/!N/!N - 2181x

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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 -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 467x

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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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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 [tag/del]

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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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 Trio super Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr, BWV 664
#379034 - 13.02MB - 5:41 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 50x

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performer (2015/5/24)

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Bernhard Schneider (organ)

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Bernhard Schneider

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aufgenommen an der Klais-Orgel von St. Aegidien, Braunschweig

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An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653b

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#199689 - 0.01MB - ? -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 337x

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wrshannon (2012/4/6)

Performers:

Gayk Aboyan

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Gayk Aboyan

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 MIDI performance
#213749 - 0.01MB - ? -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 132x

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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 - 247x

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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 - 20658x

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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. -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (11- V/V/V - 26329x

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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 - 5020x

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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 - 5984x

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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 und Härtel, 1878. Plate B.W. XXV.

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 Autograph of three pages
#23033 - 13.91MB, 3 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/V - 1353x

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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 - 3469x

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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 und 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 - 2941x

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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 und Härtel, 1878. Plate B.W. XXV.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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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 - 2885x

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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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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 - 1681x

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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 - 262x

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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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Reccmo (2012/5/2)

PMLP10094-bach schmucke dich.pdf
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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 - 641x

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Shane Brandes (2014/12/1)

PMLP10094-nundanketBach.pdf
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Shane Brandes

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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. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- !N/!N/!N - 5222x

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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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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 [tag/del]

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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 - 5224x

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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 und 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 - 9364x

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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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 Complete Score
#270005 - 0.07MB, 5 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8- !N/!N/!N - 2183x

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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 - 2002x

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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
Arranger:

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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 Trumpet 2 (B)
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 Trombone 1
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 Trombone 2
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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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#83089 - 0.71MB, 17 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1- V/V/29 - 1851x

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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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Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

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

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Free Recordings

Fantasia super Komm, Heiliger Geist, BWV 651
Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654
Trio super Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 655
Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657
Prelude on 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland', BWV 659
Trio super 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland', BWV 660
Prelude on '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
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 664
Vor deinen Tron tret'ich hiermit, BWV 668

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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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