The text is probably based on Psalm 130, and the tune is often sung during Lent as "Forty days and forty nights." A full harmonization of the chorale
[ HW Principal 8' + Octava 4' + Octava 2' + Mixtur 4 Fach+ II-I Coppel; Hinterwerk Gedacktes 8' + Rohrfleute 4' + Nassat 3' + Suffleute 1' + Zymbeln 2
Fach; PD Posaunen Bass 16' + Octaven Bass 8'] precedes an arpeggiated and syncopated accompaniment [Hinterwerk Gedacktes 8' + Rohrfleute 4' + Octava
2' + Suffleute 1'] to the relative unadorned chorale sounded on a HW Cornet [HW Principal 8' + Qvintadena 8' + Spizfleute 4' + Cornett 3 Fach] with PD
Subbass 16' + Octaven Bass 8' in clear support. WAV file is available in RAR format: here (16.2 MB).
Midi File available.
Gottfried Silbermann Organ, Reinhardtsgrimma / Sachsen, Germany (1731) -
Samples by Prof. Helmut Maier
- Aus der Tiefe ruf ich, BWV 745
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- Chorale Text
Aus der Tiefe ruf’ ich, Herr, zu dir.
Herr, höre meine Stimme,
laß deine Ohren merken
auf die Stimme meines Flehens!
Out of the depths I call to you, O Lord:
Lord, hear my cry.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy!
Audio track was created with Hauptwerk v. 1 software