The Sächsische Landes- und Universitätsbibliothek in Dresden posesses a manuscript of 12 organ compositions by Rudolf Löw’s hand. It is his opus 1, which he dedicated to his teacher Carl Ferdinand Becker.

Löw mostly emplois forms and procedures from the Baroque era with a harmonic language that is sometimes slightly romantic. Löw’s choral prelude to “Erstanden ist der heilge Christ” obviously takes Bach’s Orgelbüchlein as an example. In is again a good example of Löw’s usage of form and idiom of the Baroque. In just 8 bars the soprano voice plays the choral melody while the other play an accompaniment in a continuous ongoing motion. The result is not as refined as Bach’s examples but certainly it is a nice piece to play.

The recording was done with the sample set of the Silbermann organ of the Stadtkirche Zöblitz by Prospectum.

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Löw, Erstanden ist der heilge Christ

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