72 Organ Preludes (Binder, Christlieb Siegmund)




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Copyist August Siegmund Binder (1761–1815)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1775-99).
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The first three parts are collected in one volume now, with consecutive page numbering.
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Work Title 72 Chorale Preludes
Alternative. Title Praeludia vor die Orgel oder Cembalo
Composer Binder, Christlieb Siegmund
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 72 preludes (6 books of 12):
  • Teil I.
1. Von Himmel Hoch (C major)
2. Prelude in D major
3. Prelude in E-flat major
4. Prelude in F major
5. Prelude in G major
6. Prelude in A major
7. Prelude in B-flat major
8. Prelude in C minor
9. Prelude in D minor
10. Prelude in E minor
11. Aus tiefer Noth (F-sharp minor)
12. Prelude in G minor
  • Teil II.
13. Prelude in E major
14. Prelude in E minor
15. Prelude in F major
16. Prelude in F minor
17. Prelude in G major
18. Prelude in A minor
19. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (F major)
20. Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten (A minor)
21. Herr Gott dich loben alle wir (A major)
22. Von Gott will ich nicht lassen (A minor)
23. Herr ich habe mißgehandelt (G minor)
24. Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht (C major)
  • Teil III.
25. Prelude in C major
26. Prelude in B-flat major
27. Mein Jesu dem die Seraphinen (F major)
28. Gelobet seist du Jesu Christ (G major)
29. Freu dich sehr o meine Seele (B-flat major)
30. Menschenkind merk eben (G major)
31. Ich weiß mein Gott dass all mein Tun (D major)
32. Befiehl du deine Wege (D major)
33. Herr wie du willt so schicks mit mir (A major)
34. Wo soll ich fliehen hin (G minor)
35. Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein (G major)
36. Herr Jesu Christ du höchstes Gut (G minor)
  • Teil IV.
37. Prelude in G minor
38. O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden (D major)
39. Kommt her zu mir spricht Gottes Sohn (G minor)
40. Ach Gott und Herr (C major)
41. Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld (G major)
42. Ach was soll ich Sünder machen (E minor)
43. Du Friedefürst Herr Jesu Christ (G major)
44. Christ der uns selig macht (A minor)
45. Valet will ich dir geben (D major)
46. Herzliebster Jesu was hast du (A minor)
47. Wer Gott vertraut (G major)
48. Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag (E minor)
  • Teil V.
49. Prelude in A major
50. Prelude in F minor
51. Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott (D major)
52. Eins ist Not ach Herr dies eine (F major)
53. Jesu meines Herzens Freud' (G major)
54. Nun freut euch lieben Christen (G major)
55. Jesu der du meine Seele (G minor)
56. Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt (D minor)
57. Ich ruf' zu dir Herr Jesu Christ (E minor)
58. Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (D major)
59. Was Gott tut das ist wohlgetan (G major)
60. Mein Gott das Herze bring' ich dir (G minor)
  • Teil VI.
61. Prelude in G minor
62. Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn (C major)
63. Jesu meine Freude (E minor)
64. Lobt Gott ihr Christen allzugleich (G major)
65. Ach bleib mit deiner Gnade (G major)
66. Gott fähret auf gen Himmel (A minor)
67. Warum sollt' ich mich denn grämen (E-flat major)
68. O du allersüßeste Freude (A major)
69. Vater unser im Himmelreich (F major)
70. Du meine Seele singe (G major)
71. Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt (G major)
72. Herzlich lieb hab ich dich o Herr (C major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1789 or before
First Publication. 1775-99
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation organ or harpsichord

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The copies at DK-Kk appear to have been written by the same hand (August Siegmund Binder) as the copies in D-Dl. A copy of Theil VI held at D-BNu is also in the same hand.

Can someone identify the text after "Von Himmel Hoch" on page 1 of Teil 1? I'm wondering about the relation between the first prelude and this chorale, since the melody doesn't seem to be quoted directly, like in every other choral prelude. - R.P.
A german friend identified it as "oder anderes freudiges Lied" - which makes perfect sense. It explains why the prelude doesn't quote the tune, but instead just sets a general mood. - R.P.

Appears the attribution to August Siegmund Binder by SLUB Dresden is wrong: all other sources point to his father Christlieb Siegmund as the composer, even the score itself (see the header for part 6, which reads "C.S. Binder"). Page and typeset score corrected. - R.P.

I'm leaning towards the view that the Kopenhagen ms. is a copy of the Dresden ms., due to some very minor differences which mostly consists of ties or notation marks that are present in the Dresden ms. but that the copyist apparently forgot to add in the Kopenhagen version. It would be nice if we could get a confirmation whether both manuscripts (clearly written by the same person, like stated above) are written by the composer himself, or a copyist. - R.P.