6 Chorale Preludes, BWV 645-650 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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For Organ (Composer)

 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
#312702 - 9.92MB - 4:20 -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7) - - !N/!N/!N - 2167x

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Bartfloete (2014/1/20)

 Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 646
#312703 - 3.46MB - 1:31 -  4.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - - !N/!N/!N - 560x

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Bartfloete (2014/1/20)

 Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, BWV 647
#312704 - 7.80MB - 3:25 -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 546x

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Bartfloete (2014/1/20)

 Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 648
#312705 - 5.62MB - 2:27 -  3.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 404x

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Bartfloete (2014/1/20)

 Ach bleib' bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649
#312706 - 7.03MB - 3:04 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 469x

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Bartfloete (2014/1/20)

 Kommst Du nun, Jesus, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650
#248088 - 6.69MB - 3:39 -  7.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - - !N/!N/!N - 2352x

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Bartfloete (2012/8/27)

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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 Velesovo

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For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

 Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 646
#272672 - 1.65MB - 1:48 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 940x

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Michrond (2013/3/9)

 Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, BWV 647
#272671 - 4.33MB - 4:44 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 611x

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Michrond (2013/3/9)

 Ach bleib' bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649
#272673 - 2.87MB - 3:08 -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - - !N/!N/!N - 537x

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Michrond (2013/3/9)

Performer Pages:

Michel Rondeau (Trumpet)

Performers:

Aline Letendre (Organ)

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Michel Rondeau

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These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.

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Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 646

 MIDI Performance
#213364 - 0.01MB - ? -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 310x

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Reccmo (2012/5/1)

Performers:

Michel Rondeau

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Jean-François Moine

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These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.

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Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 647

For 4 Recorders (Kuipers)

 MIDI Performance
#213371 - 0.01MB - ? -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 265x

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Reccmo (2012/5/1)

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Synthesized MIDI

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Albert H. Kuipers

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These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.

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Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn, BWV 648

 MIDI Performance
#194143 - 0.00MB - ? -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 151x

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wrshannon (2012/3/28)

Performers:

Roland Lopes

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Roland Lopes

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These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.

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 MIDI Performance
#213373 - 0.00MB - ? -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - - !N/!N/!N - 94x

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Reccmo (2012/5/1)

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Synthesized MIDI

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Simone Stella

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Sheet Music

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Complete

 Complete Score (BWV 645–650)
#301218 - 0.56MB, 16 pp. -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - V/V/V - 3730x

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Irishmaestro (2013/10/31)

PMLP10093-Bach - Sechs Chorale von verschiedener Art, auf einer Orgel mit 2 Clavieren und Pedal vorzuspielen.pdf
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First edition

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Zella: In Verlegung Johann Georg Schüblers, n.d.(ca.1748).

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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 Complete Score (BWV 645–650)
#04105 - 0.68MB, 16 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (12) - V/V/V - 20604x

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Peter (2007/2/25)

Bach - BGA - BWV 645-650.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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Selections

 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
#129110 - 0.11MB, 5 pp. -  7.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (25) - !N/!N/!N - 12445x

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Pierre Gouin (2011/9/24)

 Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, BWV 647
#129111 - 0.09MB, 3 pp. -  7.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10) - !N/!N/!N - 3406x

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Pierre Gouin (2011/9/24)

 Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649
#129112 - 0.09MB, 3 pp. -  5.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - !N/!N/!N - 2523x

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Pierre Gouin (2011/9/24)

 Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650
#129113 - 0.12MB, 4 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - !N/!N/!N - 3061x

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Pierre Gouin (2011/9/24)

WIMA.fd42-Bach Choral BWV645.pdf
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Pierre Gouin - Contact

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Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2009

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These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. (Note corr. for BWV 645 on Oct. 14/2011)

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Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

 Complete Score
#34217 - 0.09MB, 4 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (16) - V/V/V - 12388x

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Tolentino (2009/7/6)

PMLP10093-Bach - Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645.pdf
Editor:

William Crane Carl (1865–1936)
Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)

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Masterpieces for the Organ (pp.106-109)
New York: G. Schirmer, 1898.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 646

 Complete Score
#213362 - 0.06MB, 3 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - !N/!N/!N - 1809x

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Reccmo (2012/5/1)

 Engraving files (abcm2ps)
#213363 - 0.00MB, ? pp. -  7.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - !N/!N/!N - 267x

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Reccmo (2012/5/1)

WIMA.0dc1-wosoll.pdf
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Jean-François Moine

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Jean-François Moine

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Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn, BWV 648

 Complete Score
#141075 - 0.13MB, 2 pp. -  7.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - !N/!N/!N - 2022x

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Jeko89 (2011/10/24)

 Engraving files (Finale)
#213372 - 0.06MB, ? pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/!N/!N - 279x

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Reccmo (2012/5/1)

WIMA.d0f0-bach IV schubler.pdf
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Simone Stella

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Simone Stella

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 Complete score
#194142 - 0.06MB, 2 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - !N/!N/!N - 915x

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wrshannon (2012/3/28)

WIMA.4078-Bach-MeineSeele.pdf
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Roland Lopes

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Roland Lopes

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Ach bleib' bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649

 Complete Score
#65816 - 0.08MB, 3 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - !N/!N/!N - 2828x

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homerdundas (2010/6/1)

PMLP10093-Bach-JS Ach bleib bei uns BWV649.pdf
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Urs Metzger

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Mutopia Project, 2007

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

For 3 Recorders (Tennent)

 Score for ATB recorders
#116929 - 0.06MB, 3 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 4170x

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R. D. Tennent (2011/9/1)

WIMA.1d19-sleeper.pdf
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R.D. Tennent

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R. D. Tennent

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For Piano solo (Busoni)
See: 10 Chorale Preludes, BV B 27 (Busoni, Ferruccio)

Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 647

For 4 Recorders (Kuipers)

 Complete score (SATB, A minor)
#141896 - 0.04MB, 3 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 1858x

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A.d.Teuling (2011/10/28)

 Descant recorder
#141897 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 344x

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A.d.Teuling (2011/10/28)

 Treble recorder
#141898 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 250x

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A.d.Teuling (2011/10/28)

 Tenor recorder
#141899 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 224x

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A.d.Teuling (2011/10/28)

 Bass recorder
#141900 - 0.02MB, 1 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - !N/!N/!N - 223x

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A.d.Teuling (2011/10/28)

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Reccmo (2012/5/1)

WIMA.6e7a-BWV-647-Wer-nur-den-lieben-Gott-Recorders-a-minor-Score.pdf
Arranger:

Albert H. Kuipers

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Albert H. Kuipers

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Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 648

For Piano Solo (Tausig)

 Complete score
#28439 - 0.09MB, 2 (#16-17) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 3725x

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Peter (2009/2/15)

PMLP10093-Bach-Tausig BWV648.pdf
Arranger:

Carl Tausig (1841–1871)

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

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General Information

Work Title 6 Chorale Preludes
Alternative Title 6 Choräle von verschiedener Art ; Schübler-Chorales
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 645–650 ; Op.5
Movements/Sections 6 pieces
  • Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, for 2 manuals and pedal (E major)
arranged from Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, movement 4 (tenor chorale)
  • Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 646, for 2 manuals and pedal (E minor)
  • Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 647, for 1 manual and pedal (C minor)
arranged from Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 93, movement 4 (soprano and alto)
  • Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 648, for 2 manuals and pedal (D minor)
arranged from Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, BWV 10, movement 5 (alto and tenor)
  • Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649, for 2 manuals and pedal (B major)
arranged from Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6, movement 3 (soprano chorale)
  • Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650, for 2 manuals and pedal (G major)
arranged from Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren, BWV 137, movement 2 (alto solo)
First Publication 1748 ca.
Average Duration 20 minutes
Piece Style Baroque
External Links Wikipedia article


Misc. Comments

First edition title: "Sechs Choräle von verschiedener Art auf einer Orgel mit 2 Clavieren und Pedal vorzuspielen verfertigt von Johannes Sebastian Bach Königl: Pohln: und Chur-Saechs: Hoff-Compositeur Chapellm: u: Direct: Chor: Mus: Lips: In Verlegung Joh: Georg Schüblers zu Zella am Thüringer Walde, Sind zu haben in Leipzig bey Herr Capellm: Bachen, bey dessen Herrn Söhnen in Berlin und Halle, u: bey dem Verleger zu Zella" (Six chorales of different kinds for an organ with 2 manuals and pedals, composed by J.S. Bach, Royal Polish and Saxonian Court Composer, Kapellmeister and Director of the chorus musicus at Leipzig. Published by Johann Georg Schübler at Zella in the forest of Thuringen. May be obtained in Leipzig from Kapellmeister Bach, from his sons in Berlin and Halle, and from the publisher in Zella)

English translations of chorale titles
  • Wake, Awake for Night is Passing
  • Whither shall I flee?
  • Who allows God alone to rule him
  • My soul doth magnify the Lord
  • Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide
  • Come thou, Jesu, from heaven to earth
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