A few days ago I posted the first work I transcribed from “The Wöchentliche Nachrichten und Anmerkungen die Musik betreffend” and which I surmise is written by Johann Adam Hiller. Today follows the second. It is a three part (trio) setting of the chorale “Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele”. The right hand part plays both the upper intermediate ‘instrumental’ sections, as the phrases of the chorale melody. On an organ with three manuals the chorale phrases could be played with a separate solo stop. The piece has no composer attributed to it in the WNA. I suspect the piece was written by Hiller. But I can’t be sure, hence the question mark.

The recording was done on the sample set of the Silbermann organ of the Stadtkirche Zöblitz by Prospectum.

pdf_iconHiller, Freu dich sehr o meine Seele


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  1. hans beek

    March 28, 2016 at 22:53


    A very good initiative, this website. Please stay on. I am looking for sources in which the tempo of the piece is written. Or other signals how long the duration of the piece. Do you know such a source??

    Hans Beek
    organist in Holland

    • admin

      March 29, 2016 at 08:58


      If a tempo indication is given in the (manuscript) source on which I base my work, I include it in the score. If no indication is given, it is just a matter of (good or bad) taste in what tempo a piece should be played. As an example I include a recording with each score of myself playing the piece. That’ll give an indication of the duration of the piece. But my choices are by no means definitive, just an indication.

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