For two claviers, the Chorale is hidden in a sort of obbligato in the right hand (lower Combination Pleno) with two slower voices in the left hand
Midi File available.
Cembalo Mietke built by Jan Becicka workshop (2005) -
Samples by Jiri Zurek
- Vom Himmel Hoch (3)
Don't just pass on the offering plate to the next person, make a contribution -
it will help me to continue offering music for your enjoyment.
- Chorale Text
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her,
Ich bring euch gute neue Mär;
Der guten Mär bring ich so viel,
Davon ich singn und sagen will.
From heav'n on high I come to you, I bring to you glad tidings new;
I bring to you good tidings new;
Of that good news I bring so much,
Thereof both sing and tell I will.
--Z. Philip Ambrose, Translator
Audio track was created with Hauptwerk v. 3 software