The Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB) owns a manuscript (Mus.1-U-514) which contains works by Johann Christian Kittel. They range from very short preludes to elaborate sets of variations. A few months ago I allready posted two works from this manuscript (here and here). But there are more treasures to discover in this manuscript. In the weeks to come I’ll post more pieces from this manuscript. And I’m thinking of making an edition of the entire manuscript. But that’ll have to wait until I figure out how to use Lilypond to make a book with a table of content etcetc.
“Jesu, Leiden Pein und Tod” is one of these many pieces from the manuscript, perhaps not very original, but nevertheless a joy to play.
The recording was done the sampleset, made by Sonus Paradis, of the Transept organ in the Laurenskerk, Rotterdam. One of the most intruiging registers on this organ is the Regaal 16′ on the Borstwerk. I’m still not sure what its intended use is. So I use it whenever I think I can get away with it…