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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Song: Bach's In dulci jubilo BWV 751

To round out Bach month, here's an additional Sunday Song.

Johann Sebastian Bach's Chorale prelude "In dulci jubilo" in G major BWV 751 played by André Isoir at the Gabler organ of the Weingarten Basilika in Germany.

Notice the novelty of the cuckoo stop, and the use of weights.

1 comment:

  1. There's a piece in Bigg's Manuals Only book where, to play a low g in the bass, there are notations to "insert pencil" at the beginning and "remove pencil" at the end. I guess that's how he was able to sneak in a three part piece. Now that's musicianship.