Bach’s authorship of this chorale prelude on “Jese meine Freude” is doubted. And probably rightly so. The use of sequences is a bit bland and not as refined as you might expect from Bach. It’s nevertheless a nice work in which the accompaniment of the choral melody is almost concert like and moves all over the manual. It’s almost necessary to notate it on four staves. I tried to squeeze it into three. Though the manuscript notates the choral melody on the upper stave, I think it’s far more easy to play it with the left hand, so I notate it on the middle stave.

The recording was done on the sample set of the Müller-organ in the Sint Bavokerk in Haarlem by Voxus Organs for Hauptwerk.

Score (pedaliter)
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  1. Djorven

    April 26, 2018 at 19:28


    I’m thinking its a work of Johann Ludwig Krebs or maybe Homilius or a or other pupil of JS Bach

    • admin

      April 26, 2018 at 21:32


      You could be right of course. There’s no way to attribute it positively to one or the other, however, except the discovery of another manuscript which indicates the composer.

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