From the Eighteen Leipzig chorales written near the end of Bach's life. A quiet yet voluptuous setting of Martin Luther's Advent Chorale, "Saviour of
the Gentiles, Come." This version expresses a palpable yearning for a long awaited redemption. For many years I made it a practice of playing this
piece on the First Sunday of Advent.
Schantz/Rodgers, (1966/2000) at First Baptist Church of Riverside, California recorded by Jonathan Orwig
- Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
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- Chorale Text
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland,
Der Jungfrauen Kind erkannt,
Dess sich wundert alle Welt,
Gott solch Geburt ihm Bestellt.
--by Martin Luther, 1524
Savior of the [Gentiles], come,
Virgin's Son, here make Thy throne,
Wonder at it, heaven and earth,
That the Lord chose such a birth.
Recorded directly with MIDI-enabled Pipe Organ