Richter’s opus 20 is a collection of 6 Trio’s, 5 of which are based on a choral melody. A very bad and hardly readable scan of Richter’s opus 20 is available on imslp. To make playing these trio’s easier for me, I decided to transcribe them. And having done that, I might as well publish them.
The trio on “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern” is firmly rooted in the Bach tradition. In phrasing and harmony it could have been composed a hundred years earlier. The prescribed registration however, is more of Richter’s own time. It is a fine piece, and well worth playing.
The recording was done on the sample set of the Holzey organ of St. Peter and Paul in Weissenau by Prospectum.
Echo: Dulciana 8′
Positiv: Salicional 8′, Flautravers 8′ (RH)
HW: Gamba 8′, Viola 8′ (LH)
Ped: Subbas 16′
Richter, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern