Marpurg, Friedrich Wilhelm

Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Ach Gott und Herr

Posted on May 10th, 2022

Marpurg's prelude to the chorale "Ach Gott und Herr" is again a case of two compositions tolled into one. As it were, two preludes for the price of…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Ach was soll ich Sünder machen

Posted on Dec 30th, 2021

Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg (1718 – 1795) was a German music critic, music theorist and composer. During his life he published two volumes of chorale…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Auf! Auf! mein Herz, mit Freuden

Posted on May 24th, 2022

Marpurg wrote several choral preludes that are actually two seperate preludes rolled into one. Marpurg's prelude to "Auf! Auf! meine, mit Freuden" is…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Aus tiefer Noth schrei ich zu dir

Posted on May 31st, 2022

In his prelude to "Aus tiefer Noth schrei ich zu dir" Marpurg uses the same procedure as in het preludes to "Was Gott thut das ist wohlgetan" and…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Befiehl du deine Wege

Posted on May 3rd, 2022

The next choral prelude by Marpurg's hand is the prelude to the famous melody of "O haupt voll Blut und Wunden". That melody was used for other…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Christus der ist mein Leben

Posted on Feb 11th, 2022

Marpurg's chorale prelude on the choral "Christus der ist mein Leben" consists actualy of two seperate pieces, rolled into one composition. You get,…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt

Posted on Feb 15th, 2022

Marpurg's prelude to "Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt" is a nice short prelude. It consists of two halves, the second of which is nothing more than…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Gott des Himmels und der Erden

Posted on Apr 16th, 2022

The next choral prelude by Marpurg's hand is the prelude to the choral "Gott des Himmels and der Erden" (in English also known as "Good, who madest…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Jesu meine Freude

Posted on Feb 24th, 2022

Marpurg's prelude to "Jsu meine Freude" is one of the most beautiful pieces of music Marpurg wrote. Perhaps it is even the most beautiful one. The…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2022

Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg (1718 – 1795) was a German music critic, music theorist and composer. During his life he published two volumes of chorale…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, O Ewigkeit, du Freuden Wort

Posted on Feb 8th, 2022

The melody for this choral is the same melody as for the choral "O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort". And indeed, both texts deal with the same subject,…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele

Posted on Jun 21st, 2022

In his prelude to "Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele" Marpurg uses the same procedure as in het preludes to "Was Gott thut das ist wohlgetan", "Von Gott…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her

Posted on Dec 28th, 2021

Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg (1718 – 1795) was a German music critic, music theorist and composer. Little is known of Marpurg's early life. According…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Von Gott will ich nicht lassen

Posted on May 6th, 2022

The next choral prelude by Marpurg's hand is the prelude to "Von Gott will ich nicht lassen". Marpurg creates a simple 3 part text, with the choral…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Was Gott thut das ist wohlgetan

Posted on May 28th, 2022

Marpurg's prelude to the choral "Was Gott thut das ist wohlgetan" is in the same style as his prelude to the choral "Von Gott will ich nicht lassen".…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Was mein Gott will

Posted on May 26th, 2022

Marpurg's prelude to the chorale "Was mein Gott will" is again a case of two compositions rolled into one. The first is a bicinium, where the choral…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Wenn Christus seine Kirche schützt

Posted on Mar 4th, 2022

Marpurg's prelude to "Wenn Christus seine Kriche schützt" has the choral melody in the pedals. It has a march-like rythm, a playing indication…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten

Posted on Jun 27th, 2022

The melody of "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten" is of itself already a bit chromatic. Marpurg enhances this aspect in his prelude based on this…

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Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg, Werde munter mein Gemüthe

Posted on Jul 1st, 2022

The melody of "Werde munter mein Gemüthe" is the same as the melody of "Freu dich sehr o meine Seele". And Marpurg is not the first one who realises…

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