Kauffmann prescribes again a 16-feet reed for this choral prelude. I tried the combination he suggets, but it makes the music very heavy to my ears. So I use a different registration in this recording. It’s a well written piece. From each fragment of the chorale melody a short motif is derived that is used in the other voices to accompany the choral melody.

The recording was done on the sample set of the Müller-organ in the Sint Bavokerk in Haarlem by Voxus Organs for Hauptwerk.

RW: Praestant 8′, Speelfluit 3′, Tregterregaal 8′

pdf_iconKauffmann, In dich habe ich gehoffet (alio modo)t


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  1. Oliver

    June 18, 2017 at 21:57


    Hi Auke,
    i guess it’s about time to say thank you for your excellent work here and that you introduced me to many unknown but nevertheless pretty good organ pieces.
    By the way, I absolutely agree with you about not using a 16 ft. here, but as Kauffmann seems to enjoy the 16 ft. in his most if his scores I start to wonder whether he played an octave higher?

    • admin

      June 19, 2017 at 08:27


      Hi Oliver,

      I’m glad you find my work usefull.

      It’s possible Kauffmann meant that the pieces with 16ft should be played an octave higher. His organ however had rather a lot of stops. And the combination Fagott 16, Quintadena 8, played an octave higher, can be mimicked with some 8′ reed, a flute 8′ and a (soft) quint 3′. So I;m not sure what his intentions were. Perhaps for the better: now I can choose what I like best…

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