Georg Böhm (1661-1733): Vater unser im Himmelreich
Uploaded on Dec 2, 2017
A particularly beautiful “coloratura” organ chorale prelude of the type beloved of Böhm, but with many similar in Buxtehude, and, of course, Bach.
The left-hand is in the style of a continuo realization, but contrapuntally independent of the (ornamented) cantus (which is not the case with true continuo). There are few suspensions or other nonharmonic tones in the left hand (except at a couple of points), all the contrapuntal energy being generated in the cantus. The hymn can be traced through the ornamented cantus in half and quarter notes, with frequent suspensions, neighbors, and other ornaments.
I've used pan flute, 16' "pedal recorder", and MS Oboe. I've had to hide some mordent realizations in a second voice on the cantus staff because of the year-old+ MS bug that ornamented tied notes corrupt the playback where they appear. I've done no phrasing work.
In landscape form, this is ideal for printing and performance.
|Key signature||1 flat|
|Part names||Oboe, Other Woodwinds, Recorder|
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