This chorale is a simple but elegant trio for SW Oboe (et al.) and flute stops. Disclosure: the Pedal seemed to lag a bit, so a 64th rest was
subtracted from that part at the beginning, and added to the last pedal note at the end, to simulate what a live player would instinctively do in the
same situation. Impulse reverberation added. WAV file is available in RAR format: here (8.8 MB).
Midi File available.
Jackson/Brown & Arkley at St. Stephens Anglican, Penrith, NSW, Australia (1877/1977) -
Samples by Nicholas Appleton
- Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
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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
Audio track was created with Hauptwerk v. 1 software