A perfect expression of the Nunc Dimittis, part of Das Orgelbüchlein (aka The Liturgical Year). Known in the Anglican liturgy as The Song of Simeon,
the text has a bit of the German Pietism which contrasts the travails of everyday life with the tranquility of death. One of the many gems contained
in this collections of preludes. This version has been considerably smoothed out and slowed down from previous interpretations, and several note
overlap problems have been fixed.
Midi File available.
Marcussen & Son Organ / St. Stefanuschurch / Moerdijk (Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands) (1965) - Samples by Ariaan Hoogendijk
- Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr' dahin, BWV 616
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- Chorale Text
Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr' dahin
In Gottes Wille;
Getrost ist mir mein Herz und Sinn,
Sanft und stille
Wie Gott mir verheissen hat:
Der Tod ist mein Schlaf worden.
In peace and joy I now depart
For God has called.
I trust in Him with soul and heart,
God doth e'er His promise keep,
And death's a few years' sleeping.
--Tr. C. S. Terry
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