Ach Lieben Christen

Prelude for Organ

 

Composition Date: 2016

 

Duration: 3'

 

Information:

 

Commissioned by David Clasen for the Orgelbüchlein Project
 

First performed by William Whitehead at Lammermuir Festival, 10 September 2016

 

 

Programme Note:

 

Ach Lieben Christen

 

Prelude for Organ

 

As part of the Orgelbüchlein project, I was given the melody Ach Lieben Christen seid Getrost.

 

I have stated the melody very simply, using a different manual or stop for each phrase, and finishing with the pedals. To this I have added short decorative phrases as a counterpoint. These are mostly based on 4th and 5ths, and are heard as delicate birdlike interjections, which become more like fanfares towards the end.

 

Sally Beamish 2016

 

 

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