Johann Michael Bach, Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist
The last of the pieces by Johann Michael Bach from Neumeister’s collection is the prelude to “Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist”. It develops as a dialog between soprano and bass voice, with each in turn stating a phrase of the chorale melody. It’s a bit odd therefore that the seventh phrase of the chorale melody is not played with the bass voice, but wit the tenor voice. Almost as if Neumeister wanted to make the piece a bit more easy to play for himself, by transferring a fragment of the pedal part to the left hand. I considered playing it with the pedals instead of with my left hand, but decided to stick to the manuscript source.
The recording was done with the sample set of the Silbermann organ of the Stadtkirche Zöblitz by Prospectum.