Fröhlich soll mein Herzen springen.

Posted on Dec 25th, 2017

"Fröhlich soll mein Herzen springen" is a choral that is sung on the first day of Christmas. Sorge wrote a festive prelude for this choral melody.…

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Georg Andreas Sorge (?), Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (Emans 25)

Posted on Apr 29th, 2018

Reinmar Emans made a list (around 1997) of chorale preludes that could possibly have been written by Johann Sebastian Bach. The list contains 198…

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Georg Andreas Sorge (?), Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit (Emans 127)

Posted on Apr 20th, 2018

Reinmar Emans made a list (around 1997) of chorale preludes that could possibly have been written by Johann Sebastian Bach. The list contains 198…

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Gottes Sohn ist kommen

Posted on Dec 15th, 2017

Georg Andreas Sorge (1703 - 1778) was a German organist, composer, and, most notably, theorist. Sorge's first professional appointment was at the age…

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Helft mir Gottes Güte preisen

Posted on Jan 4th, 2018

Sorge's prelude to "Helft mir Gottes Güte preisen" is again proof of the notion that Sorge was inspired by the tonality of g minor. The piece has a…

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Herr Jesu Christ, mein Lebenslicht

Posted on Feb 12th, 2018

Sorge's choral prelude to "Herr Jesu Christ, mein Lebenslicht" is again a charming piece. The introduction has two voices on the accompanying manual.…

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

Posted on Apr 9th, 2018

Manuscript Mus Ms 30376 (Staatsbibliothek Berlin) contains 4 chorale prelude that were certainly written by Sorge and 2 that were probably/possibly…

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott (alio modo)

Posted on Apr 10th, 2018

Sorge's second chorale prelude to "Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott" from manuscript Mus Ms 30376 (Staatsbibliothek Berlin) shows him from another…

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Lob sei den allmächtigen Gott

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2017

Another nice choral prelude by Sorge. The left hand and the feet play the accompaniment for the choral melody in the right hand. The accompaniment is…

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Nun lasst un gehen

Posted on Feb 8th, 2018

Sorge's prelude to "Nun lasst uns gehen" follows the pattern of the preceding ones: one manual for the accompaniment and one manual for the choral…

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Vater unser im Himmelreich

Posted on Apr 14th, 2018

The Neumeister Sammlung contains 5 chorale preludes written by Georg Andreas Sorge, Neumeister's teacher at the organ. The five pieces by Sorge were…

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Von Adam her so lange Zeit

Posted on Dec 20th, 2017

Sorge wrote a very nice chorale prelude on this melody. The left hand and pedals provide a lively accompaniment to the choral melody, that is played…

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Wir Christenleut

Posted on Dec 24th, 2017

The tonality of g minor seems to have been very inspirational to Sorge. Not only does he use it often (3 times in the first 6 choral preludes from…

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott (Emans 193)

Posted on Apr 24th, 2018

Another work by Sorge that appears in manuscript Mus ms 30376. It has again Sorge's favorite trio-like form. Or perhaps it is better to say that is…

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Georg Andreas Sorge, Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott, alio modo (Emans 194)

Posted on May 1st, 2018

Sorge's second prelude to "Wit glauben all' an einen Gott" is more an intonation than a full prelude. It is relatively short and mostly in only three…

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