Bach, J. S. - BWV 0668 Vor deinen Thron tret' ich

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Bach, J. S. - BWV 0668 Vor deinen Thron tret' ich

Post by entschwindet » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:42 pm

J.S. Bach's 'Vor deinen Thron tret' ich' (Before your throne I now appear), otherwise known as 'The Deathbed Chorale,' from the Great 18 Chorale Preludes.

Originally for organ, transcribed by myself - remarkably it didn't require transposition, being originally in G major and mostly occupying a lower register than normal for keyboard music.
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Re: Bach, J.S. - BWV 0668 Vor deinen Thron tret' ich

Post by bert » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:40 pm

Very nice playing. Good to hear a piece by Bach that hasn't been uploaded here before.
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Re: Bach, J.S. - BWV 0668 Vor deinen Thron tret' ich

Post by MarcusStrand » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:43 am

Nice arrangement, and some solid melodic phrasing however I must ask why you arpeggiate all the chords?
Arpeggios are a lovely effect but used constantly they tend to offset the rhythm with the melody or, as in this case, the bass being out of sync as you must play the lower notes earlier to get the melody note in the right place. With the bass and the melody out of sync it creates a feeling of unrest.

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Re: Bach, J. S. - BWV 0668 Vor deinen Thron tret' ich

Post by entschwindet » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:51 pm

You're right - it's nothing more than a bad habit I had slipped into at that point.

I recorded this a few years ago and if I were to play it again today I would be rather more strict with the independence of the voices - there are passages with 4 parts after all...

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