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ORGELBÜCHLEIN

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The Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book) BWV 599−644 is a set of 46 chorale preludes for organ by Johann Sebastian Bach. The original plan was to finish a collection of 164 settings of chorale tunes sung during the Church year so that each part of the year was represented, but the set was unfinished.
This is a different aproach to this work, a brand new personal twisted and curled version of Bach's masterpiece. It is the art of J.S.Bach reflected through a broken mirror.
The idea of revisiting, recreating, and reinterpreting the art of the past came from my admiration to Pablo Picasso’s "Las Meninas" which is based on the famous painting by Diego Velázquez.
Table of contents:
The Liturgical Year
Advent
1 - Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland(Come now Saviour of heathens)2 - Gott, durch deine Güte(God, through your goodness)3 - Herr Christ, der einge Gottes-Sohn(Lord Christ, the only Son of God)4 - Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott(Praise be to God Almighty)
Christmas
5 - Puer natus in Bethlehem(A Child is born in Bethlehem)6 - Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ(Praised be you, Jesus Christ)7 - Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich(The day is so full of joy)8 - Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her(From Heaven on high I come here)9 - Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar(From Heaven came the host of angels)10 - In dulci jubilo(In sweet joy)11 - Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich(Praise God, you Christians all together)12 - Jesu, meine Freude(Jesus, my joy)13 - Christum wir sollen loben schon(We should indeed praise Christ)14 - Wir Christenleut(We Christians)
New Year
15 - Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen(Help me to praise God's goodness)16 - Das alte Jahr vergangen ist(The old year has passed)17 - In dir ist Freude(In you is joy)
Epiphany (Feast of the Purification)
18 - Mit Fried’ und Freud’ ich fahr’ dahin(With peace and joy I depart)19 - Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf(Lord God, now unlock Heaven)
Lent
20 - O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig(Oh innocent Lamb of God)21 - Christe, du Lamm Gottes(Christ, Lamb of God)22 - Christus, der uns selig macht(Christ, who makes us blessed)23 - Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund(As Jesus hung upon the Cross)24 - O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß(Oh Man, bewail your great sins)25 - Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ(We give thanks to you, Lord Jesus Christ)26 - Hilf, Gott, daß mir's gelinge(Help me, God, that I may succeed)
Easter
27 - Christ lag in Todesbanden(Christ lay in the bonds of death)28 - Jesus Christus, unser Heiland(Jesus Christ, our Saviour)29 - Christ ist erstanden(Christ is risen)30 - Erstanden ist der heil’ge Christ(The holy Christ is risen)31 - Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag(The glorious day has come)32 - Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn(Today the Son of God triumphs)
Pentecost
33 - Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist(Come God, Creator, Holy Ghost)34 - Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend(Lord Jesus Christ, turn to us)35 - Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier(Dearest Jesus, we are here)36 - Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier(Dearest Jesus, we are here)
Catechism hymns
37 - Dies sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot(These are the ten commandments)38 - Vater unser im Himmelreich(Our Father who art in Heaven)39 - Durch Adam’s Fall ist ganz verderbt(Through Adam's fall are wholly ruined)40 - Es ist das Heil uns kommen her(Salvation has come to us)
Christian life
41 - Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ(I call to you, Lord Jesus Christ)
Cross, Persecution, Temptation
42 - In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr(In you have I put my hope, Lord)43 - Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein(When we are in the greatest distress)44 - Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten(He who allows dear God to lead him)
Death and Burial
45 - Alle Menschen müssen sterben(All mankind must die)
Appendix
46 - Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig(Oh how fleeting, oh how feckless)
Albert CARBONELL - ORGELBÜCHLEIN (for organ).pdf