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Bachcast Episode 35: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland


BWV 659, written for organ, sets a well-liked piece by Bach, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland within a construction of a melody with accompaniment. The piece can be traced back to Martin Luther, and before that, to Gregorian chant. It’s a particularly beautiful setting here, and in this podcast, we explore some “arrangements” which I think are very notable for their sonority, richness, and sensitivity.

Bachcast Episode 36: Passacaglia BWV 582

Bachcast Episode 34: BWV 1019/1019a