Johann Sebastian Bach (?), Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV Anh. II 49
The chorale prelude to “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott”, BWV Anh. II 49 is another one of the works of which the authorship of Bach is uncertain. It is a cleverly constructed piece. Out of the first eight notes of the choral melody a motic is derived that is used as accompaniment to the choral melody itself in long notes. There is hardly a bar in the piece in which the motic isn’t heard. If gives a solidness and firmness to the piece that is a perfect expression of the meaning of the text.
The recording was done with the sampleset, made by Organ Art Media, of the Arp Schnitger organ in Steinkirchen.
HW: Principal 8′, Octav 4′, Octav 2′, Trompet 8′