Bach’s prelude to “Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt” is a small fugue on the first phrase of the melody. This phrase appears at least 7 times, though I think that Neumeister forgot two crucial notes in bar 17. As is so often the case in Neumeister’s transcriptions a voice (in this case the alto voice) disappears for a halve measure, and reappears in the next bar. With a g and a d filled in, the alto voice suddenly becomes the eighth entry of the fugato theme. The piece can be played both pedaliter and manualiter, so I created two scores.

The recording was done on the demo sample set of the organ of the Holy Trinity church in Smecno by Sonus Paradisi for Hauptwerk.

Score (pedaliter)
pdf_iconBach, Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt

Score (manualiter)
pdf_iconBach, Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt

Performance

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