There are a couple of echo effects, and a flourish near the end that is reminiscent of other chorale harmonizations. The Phantom Organist, as is his
wont, has added some ad lib pedal notes. In this imaginary virtual performance, the assistant stands on the right side. The Gedackt 8 and Pedal Coppel
are drawn on the left jamb, on the right jamb, the Rohrflöte and Quinta 1 1/2; for the repeat and for echoes, the assistant draws the Oktava 4; before
the florid section at the end, the assistant adds both the Oktava 2 and the Cymbeln 2.
Gottfried Silbermann Organ, St. Marienkirche - Rötha, Germany (1722) -
Samples by Brett Milan
- Herr Gott, Nun Schleuss den Himmel Auf, BWV 1092
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- Chorale Text
Herr Gott, schleuss den Himmel auf, mein' Zeit zum End' sich neiget,
ich hab' vollendet meinen Lauf, dess sich mein' Seel' erfreuet.
hab' g'nug gelitten, mich müd gestritten schick' mich fein zu, zur ew'gen Ruh'.
lass fahren was auf Erden, will lieber selig werden.
Lord God, now open wide Thy Heav'n, My parting hour is near;
My course is run, enough I've striven, Enough I've suffered here;
Weary and sad, My soul is glad That she may lay her down to rest;
Now all on earth I can resign, But only let Thy Heav'n be mine.
--Tr. C. Winkworth
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