Hanff is another composer of whom too little music survived. Just 7 chorale preludes and a few cantatas. The prelude on “Helft mir Gottes Güte preisen” is a fine example of what makes Hanff’s music so special. The music flows in very elegant, natural lines. That makes it very easy to play. Every note is where it should be, and playing this composing seems almost easy. Hanff must have been extraordinarily gifted to make music so natural.
The recording was done on the sample set of the Silbermann organ of the Stadtkirche Zöblitz by Prospectum.
I cheated a bit in the registration by using the coupler of Pedal to the Oberwerk.
OW: Gedackt 8′, Rohrflöte 4′ (LH)
Man: Principal 8′, Quintadena 8′ (RH)
Ped: Subbas 16′
Score (non alto)
Hanff, Helft mir Gottes Güte preisen (non alto)