Even Schweitzer thinks this wasn't by Bach, but it is included in his Volume VI nonetheless; the Phantom Organist finds its jazzy simplicity quite
refreshing. Registration: Hinterwerk 8+4 flutes+2 Oktava; repeat Hauptwerk 8 Qvintadena coupled to Hinterwerk 4 Rohrfleute.
Midi File available.
Gottfried Silbermann Organ, Reinhardtsgrimma / Sachsen, Germany (1731) -
Samples by Prof. Helmut Maier
- Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, BWV 755
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- Chorale Text
Nun freut euch, liebe Christen g'mein,
Und laßt uns fröhlich springen,
Daß wir getrost und all' in ein
Mit Lust und Liebe singen,
Was Gott an uns gewendet hat,
Und seine süße Wundertat;
Gar teu'r hat er's erworben.
--Martin Luther (1523)
Heading: "Ein dancklied für die höchsten wolthaten, so vns Gott in Christe erzeigt hat" in Babst's Geystliche Lieder, 1545
Rejoice, dear Christians, and let us joyfully
leap and sing together with pleasure and love,
comforted by what God has done for us
and his sweet miracle.
He has gained us at a very high price.
Heading: "A hymn of thanks for the highest deeds of goodness which God has shown us through Christ" in Babst's Spiritual Songs, 1545
Audio track was created with Hauptwerk v. 1 software