Fantasia which develops each phrase of the chorale in imitative counterpoint, then (usually) states that phrase slowly in one or more parts. These
techniques were used by a composer born nearly 100 years before J. S. Bach, illustrating the German chorale foundation which underlies the latter's
Renaissance Organ (ca. 1587) in gothic church in Smecno, Czech Republic -
"Live" Second Edition -
Samples by Jiri Zurek
- Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ
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- Chorale Text
Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ,
Ich bitt'; erhör mein Klagen;
Verleih' mir Gnad' zu dieser Frist,
lass mich doch nicht verzagen,
Den rechten Weg, o Herr, ich mein',
Den wollest du mir geben,
Dir zu leben,
Meinem Nächsten nütz zu sein,
Dein Wort zu halten eben.
I call to Thee, Lord Jesus Christ,
O hear my sore complaining!
In thy good time unto me list,
Thine ear to me inclining!
True faith in Thee, O Lord, I seek,
O make me now and wholly
Love Thee solely,
My neighbor hold as self,
And keep Thy word e'er holy.
--Tr. C. S. Terry
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