The Neumeister Sammlung contains 5 chorale preludes written by Georg Andreas Sorge, Neumeister’s teacher at the organ. The five pieces by Sorge were probably added after Neumeister copied the main repertoire in his manuscript. They were certainly copied from a different source, since Sorge’s preludes are not only much more recent, they are also the pieces of which a contemporary source still exists. They were taken from Sorge’s published collection of eight chorale preludes, published in 1750. Four of them appear at the end of Neumeister’s manuscript, one, the prelude to “Vater unser im Himmelreich” on page 47. Presumably that page was left empty when Neumeister copied the music from his other source. The preludes by Sorge are three part pieces that lack a pedal part, relatively easy to play, and pleasant to listen to.

The recording was done on the sample set of the Van Dam organ (1832) in Tholen by Voxus Organs for Hauptwerk.

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Sorge, Vater unser im Himmelreich

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