The Frankenberg manuscript, held by the Nederlands Muziekinstituut, is a rich source of choral preludes from both named and unnamed composers. This prelude to “Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gemein” is one of those anonymous compositions. It is sometimes ascribed to Johann Heinrich Buttstett. Whoever the composer, he or she wrote a well crafted work, with the choral melody in the bass voice, and two freely moving voices as accompaniment.

The recording was done with the sample set of the Silbermann organ of the Stadtkirche Zöblitz by Prospectum.

Anonymus, Nun freut euch lieben Christen gemein

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  1. Andrew Grahame

    December 9, 2018 at 22:47


    A fine work – thank you.

    • admin

      December 10, 2018 at 10:26


      Yes, most of these anonymous compositions are little gems.

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