Bach at his most mysterious, the chorale is in the alto voice, the pedal is constantly descending, the other two voices form an arabesque of unusual
quiet joy. The words dwell on the mystery of Christ's incarnation, and its farflung consequences.
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Marcussen & Son Organ / St. Stefanuschurch / Moerdijk (Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands) (1965) - Samples by Ariaan Hoogendijk
- Christum Wir Sollen Loben Schon, BWV 611
Some day we're going to get organized, in the meantime we ask for a free will contribuion;
it will help me to continue offering music for your enjoyment.
- Chorale Text
Christum wir sollen loben schon,
Der reinem Magd Marien Sohn,
So weit die liebe Sonne leucht
Und an aller Welt Ende reicht.
Now praise we Christ, the Holy one,
The spotless virgin Mary's Son,
Far as the blessed sun doth shine,
E'en to the world's remote confine.
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