Buxtehude expressed the joyful occasion that is the subject of this choral with a soprano voice that richly adorns the choral melody. The soprano voice frequently reaches an octave above or below the actual choral melody. The most expresswive example of this is in the last two bars where he concluding flourish leads the right hand from the g in the C5-octave to the g two octaves lower.
The music is most beautifully engraved using the alto clef for the left hand part. But for those who can’t read the alto clef there is a version using just treble and bass clef as well.
The recording was done with the sample set of the Silbermann organ of the Stadtkirche Zöblitz by Prospectum.
Score (non alto)
Buxtehude, Der Tag der ist so freudenreich, BuxWV182 (non alto)