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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Prelude: "In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr" for String Quartet

Prelude: "In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr" for String Quartet
BWV 712
Johann Sebastian Bach

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Composer :Johann Sebastian BachBach, Johann Sebastian (1685 - 1750)
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String Quartet

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Johann Sebastian BachMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Copyright :Public Domain
Born in Eisenach in 1685, Johann Sebastian Bach was educated largely by his eldest brother, after the early death of his parents. At the age of eighteen he embarked on his career as a musician, serving first as a court musician at Weimar, before appointment as organist at Arnstadt. Four years later he moved to Mühlhausen as organist and the following year became organist and chamber musician to Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Weimar. Securing his release with difficulty, in 1717 he was appointed Kapellmeister to Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen and remained at Cöthen until 1723, when he moved to Leipzig as Cantor at the School of St.Thomas, with responsibility for the music of the five principal city churches. Bach was to remain in Leipzig until his death in 1750.

As a craftsman obliged to fulfil the terms of his employment, Bach provided music suited to his various appointments. It was natural that his earlier work as an organist and something of an expert on the construction of organs, should result in music for that instrument. At Cöthen, where the Pietist leanings of the court made church music unnecessary, he provided a quantity of instrumental music for the court orchestra and its players. In Leipzig he began by composing series of cantatas for the church year, later turning his attention to instrumental music for the Collegium musicum of the University, and to the collection and ordering of his own compositions.

The so-called Kirnberger Collection (BWV 690-713), a title now generally ignored in recent editions, is a collection of music by Bach copied by or for his pupil Johann Philipp Kirnberger. The latter was born in Saalfeld in 1721 and educated in Coburg and Cotha, before, in 1739, travelling to Leipzig for lessons in composition and performance with Bach. After a period spent in Poland, he returned to Dresden, moving then to Berlin as a violinist in the Prussian royal service. In 1754 he entered the service of Prince Heinrich of Prussia and four years later that of Princess Anna Amalia, remaining in this last position until his death in Berlin in 1783. Kirnberger had the highest regard for Bach, and did his utmost to bring about the posthumous publication of the latter's four-part chorale settings.

This is one of those Bach's chorale preludes not belonging to a larger set, although it is often identified with the Kirnberger Collection. After the composer's death, Johann Philipp Kirnberger (1721 -- 1783), a nearly lifelong admirer of Bach, began collecting many of his manuscripts in a library, which eventually became known as the Kirnberger Collection. Among those manuscripts was the score to this work, "In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr" (In You I have put my trust, Lord). It is not to be confused with the even briefer chorale prelude of the same title appearing in the "Glaubenslieder" section of Bach's masterful Orgelbüchlein. As many already know, the composer made numerous versions -- usually quite different ones -- of various chorale preludes: there are, for example, at least eight different renditions of Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend. In this BWV 712 chorale prelude, Bach gives the chorale theme a lively, jaunty treatment and, not surprisingly, supplies spirited contrapuntal activity, much of the writing actually fugal. About midway through, the music breaks away from the previous material and revels in a variant whose descending pattern exudes joy and playfulness right to the end.

Source: Allmusic ( hoffet-herr-chorale-prelude-for-organ-bwv-712-bc-k151-m c0002374150).

Although originally written for Pipe Organ, I created this Interpretation of the Prelude (BWV 712) "In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr" (In You I have put my trust, Lord) for String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola & Cello).
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Added by magataganm the 2016-10-02

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