Bach: Complete Organ Works Vol. 7
Orgelbüchlein - with CD-ROM - ed. by Sven Hiemke

Of great practical value

“This edition has everything it takes to replace the Griepenkerl edition for practical music-making,” opined Rainer Goede (in “kirchmusik.de”) immediately after the release of Volumes 5 and 6. If such a high degree of practical value is attested to these two volumes, then Volume 7 can proudly claim to have the highest practical value of all, since it has the greatest scope of all the volumes. After all, no organist can do without the basic repertoire of the 45 chorale preludes. Edited by Sven Hiemke, the book offers the best possible prerequisites for everyday use. The musical text is as faithful to the sources as possible, and it preserves Bach’s graphic idiosyncrasies in the beaming of eighth notes and sixteenth notes. Furthermore, the chorales are reproduced on three staves, which is fully in keeping with the practice of the Bach era – but not with the source, however, since the composer himself notated the pieces of the “Orgelbüchlein” on two staves, either for reasons of economy or for lack of space. The enclosed CD-ROM contains early versions and anonymous arrangements which should encourage organists to explore this repertoire in greater depth.

Important Note for MAC users

The version of the Edirom program delivered on CD can only run on Apple computers under the current operating system Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

The installation of the Bach volume on Intel-based 64-bit-capable processors with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) systems is only possible with an update which you can download here (c. 150 KB).

Due to outdated Java versions, older operating systems (Mac OS X 10.4, Tiger) unfortunately cannot be supported.

Table of contents
1 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 599
2 Gott, durch deine Güte oder Gottes Sohn ist kommen BWV 600
3 Herr Christ, der ein’ge Gottes Sohn oder Herr Gott, nun sei gepreiset BWV 601
4 Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott BWV 602
5 Puer natus in Bethlehem BWV 603
6 Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ BWV 604
7 Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich BWV 605
8 Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her BWV 606
9 Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar BWV 607
10 In dulci jubilo BWV 608
11 Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich BWV 609
12 Jesu, meine Freude BWV 610
13 Christum wir sollen loben schon BWV 611
14 Wir Christenleut BWV 612
15 Helft mir Gottes Güte preisen BWV 613
16 Das alte Jahr vergangen ist BWV 614
17 In dir ist Freude BWV 615 (arrangement after BWV 615 on CD-ROM)
18 Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin BWV 616
19 Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf BWV 617
20 O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig BWV 618
21 Christe, du Lamm Gottes BWV 619 (arrangement after BWV 619 on CD-ROM)
22 Christus, der uns selig macht BWV 620 (early version BWV 620a on CD-ROM)
23 Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund BWV 621
24 O Mensch, bewein deine Sünde groß BWV 622 (arrangement after BWV 622 on CD-ROM)
25 Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 623
26 Hilf, Gott, dass mir’s gelinge BWV 624
27 Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 625
28 Jesus Christus, unser Heiland BWV 626
29 Christ ist erstanden BWV 627
30 Erstanden ist der heil’ge Christ BWV 628
31 Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag BWV 629
32 Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn BWV 630 (early version BWV 630a on CD-ROM)
33 Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist BWV 631 (early version BWV 631a on CD-ROM)
34 Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend BWV 632
35 Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 634
36 Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier distinctius BWV 633
37 Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot BWV 635
38 Vater unser im Himmelreich BWV 636
39 Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt BWV 637
40 Es ist das Heil uns kommen her BWV 638 (early versiong BWV 638a on CD-ROM)
41 Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639 (arrangement BWV Anh. 73 on CD-ROM)
42 In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr BWV 640
43 Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein BWV 641
44 Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV 642
45 Alle Menschen müssen sterben BWV 643
46 Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig BWV 644
 
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