This Prelude is dominated by a motive in the bass which is a modified version of what Schweitzer calls the "Beatific Peace Motive." The composition is
filled with an intimate charm and stateliness, but can also be played with triumphalist grandeur. Impulse reverberation added.
Casavant, Opus 3246 (1975) at Grace Lutheran Church, Champaign, Illinois - Samples by Brett Milan
- Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 610
This music has always been free for the asking but now I must ask for a little support;
it will help me to continue offering music for your enjoyment.
- Chorale Text
Jesu, meine Freude,
Meines Herzens Weide,
Jesu, meine Zier,
Ach wie lang, ach lange
Ist dem Herzen bange,
Und verlangt nach dir!
Gottes Lam, Mein Bräutigam,
Ausser dir soll mir auf Erden
Nichts sonst liebers werden.
--Johann Frank (1618-1677)
Jesus, my true pleasure,
Of my heart the pasture,
Jesus, my delight,
Ah how long, how long now
Is my heart made anxious
As it longs for thee!
God's true lamb, my bridegroom thou,
More than thee to me on earth now
Shall nought be more treasured.
--Z. Philip Ambrose, translator
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