This chorale prelude is the twin of the one (TWV 31:51) I posted yesterday. Where TWV 31:51 is very ‘keyboard’ in nature, TWV 31:52 is more instrumental. It is easy to imagine the accompanying notes being played by a basso continuo and an instrument like violin or oboe, while the chorale melody is sung. Who knows, it might be a transcription of an aria from a cantata by Telemann. As it is more melodious, I like this one personally better than TWV 31:51.

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

Telemann, Nun freut euch lieben Christen gemein (TWV 31:52)

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