Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr.

Posted on May 16th, 2015

Several works for organ of Kirnberger's hand survive in print and manuscript. The chorale prelude "Allein Gott in der Höh si Ehr" one of them. It is…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Eins ist Noth

Posted on Apr 28th, 2016

An interesting feature of the melody of the chorale "Eins ist Noth" is its change from binary rythm to ternary rythm. Kirnberger made an elegant…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Es ist das Heil uns kommen her

Posted on Apr 8th, 2016

The prelude on "Es ist das Heil uns kommen her" is a bicinium with the choral melody in long notes in the right hand and an elaborately worked out…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Gelobet seist du Jesu Christ

Posted on Apr 15th, 2016

The first chorale prelude in manuscript Am. B 396, owned by the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin, is a three part manualiter prelude on the melody of…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend

Posted on May 8th, 2015

Johann Philipp Kirnberger (1721 – 1783) was a musician, composer and music theorist. Possibly, though not verified, he was a pupil of Johann…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Herzlich tut mich verlangen

Posted on Jul 10th, 2015

The chorale prelude "Herzlich tut mich verlangen" is from an old edition by Johann Christoph Kühnau. [Update, 12-03-2016] Manuscript Am. B.396,…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Ich bin ja Herr in deiner Macht

Posted on May 21st, 2016

Interesting in the prelude on "Ich bin ja Herr in deiner Macht" is that the piece is written in A major and touches on f sharp minor and c sharp…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Jesus meine Zuversicht

Posted on Mar 11th, 2016

The chorale preludes by Kirnberger, contained in Manuscript Am. 386, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin vary greatly in scope and texture. They…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Komm o komm, du Geist des Lebens

Posted on Apr 21st, 2015

Michael David Samuel Gattermann (1748 - 1829) was Kantor in the St. Petri Kirche in Berlin and taught at the Kolnische Gymnasium. He was a pupil of…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Komm o komm, du Geist des Lebens

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2016

Almost a year ago I published a version of this piece, based on manuscript Mus.ms. 30194, owned by the Staatsbibliothek Berlin. That version was…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Lobe den Herren (EngK 210a)

Posted on Mar 18th, 2016

The chorale prelude on "Lobe den Herren den mächtigen König" by Kirnberger is contained in at least two manuscripts, both owned by the…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Nun danket alle Gott

Posted on May 3rd, 2016

The prelude on "Nun danket alle Gott" is a three part piece, with the choral melody in the soprano voice. The recording was done by Andreas…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Nun lasst uns Gott den Herren

Posted on May 16th, 2016

The prelude on "Nun lasst uns Gott den Herren" is a nice example of how to transform a simple setting of a chorale into a prelude. Bass and melody…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele

Posted on Mar 20th, 2016

The prelude on "Schücke dich o liebe Seele" is a three part rendering of the chorale melody. It is probably meant to be played with just the hands,…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Trio über “Ich dank dir schon”

Posted on Jan 20th, 2017

Almost 9 months ago I started a series of choral preludes by Johann Philipp Kirnberger, contained in Manuscript Am. 386, owned by the…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Variierte Choräle

Posted on Feb 12th, 2017

Johann Philipp Kirnberger (1721 – 1783) was a musician, composer and music theorist. In 1758 obtained the major position of his life, music…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Was Gott thut dass ist wohl gethan

Posted on May 26th, 2016

The chorale prelude on "Was Gott thut dass ist wohl getan" is a manualiter piece. But again the voices are in places quite far apart. For me it's…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten

Posted on Jul 12th, 2015

This chorale prelude is a relatively simple bicinium. The left hand provides a lively accompaniment to the chorale melody in the right hand. What…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (2)

Posted on Jul 13th, 2015

This chorale prelude by Kirnberger comes from an autograph that was part of the Amalienbibliothek in Berlin. The Amalienbibliothek in Berlin is not…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (3)

Posted on Mar 8th, 2016

I already posted two preludes by Kirnberger on the choral "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten", but here is another one. There is even a fourth…

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Johann Philipp Kirnberger, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (4)

Posted on Mar 26th, 2016

Kirnberger must have really loved the melody "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten", as there are at least four pieces by his hand based on this…

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