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One Thing’s Needful (BWV 304)

“One Thing’s Needful” (Eins ist not, ach Herr, dies Eine), text by Johann Heinrich Schröder (1695). Tune (O Rosidore, edele Flore) attr. Adam Krieger (1665). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 304). Homophonic, SATB.

Awake, My Heart, with Gladness (BWV 441)

“Awake, My Heart, with Gladness” (Auf, auf, mein Herz, mit Freuden), text by Paul Gerhardt (1647). Tune by Johann Crüger (1648). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 441 variant). Homophonic, SATB.

Soul, Adorn Thyself with Gladness (BWV 180.7)

“Soul, Adorn Thyself with Gladness” (Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele), text by Johann Franck (1647). Tune by Johann Crüger (1647). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 180.7). Homophonic, SATB.

Jesus, I Will Ponder Now (BWV 159.5)

“Jesus, I Will Ponder Now” (Jesu, deine Passion), text by Sigismund von Birken (1663). Tune (Jesu Kreuz, Leiden und Pein) by Melchior Vulpius (1609). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 159.5), originally for text Jesu Leiden, Pein und Tod. Homophonic, SATB.

Like the Golden Sun Ascending (BWV 146.8)

“Like the Golden Sun Ascending” (Som den gyldne Sol frembryder), text by Thomas Kingo (1689). Tune (Werde munter, mein Gemüte) by Johann Schop (1642). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 146.8; original text unknown). Homophonic, SATB.

Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide (BWV 253)

“Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide” (Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ), st. 1-2, Anonymous (1579); st. 3-9, Nicolaus Selnecker (1611). Tune from Wittenberg, 1588. Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 253). Homophonic, SATB.

I Will Sing My Maker’s Praises (BWV 413)

“I Will Sing My Maker’s Praises” (Sollt’ ich meinem Gott nicht singen), text by Paul Gerhardt (1659). Tune (Lasset uns den Herren preisen) by Johann Schop (1641). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 413). Homophonic, SATB.

Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart (BWV 340)

“Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart” (Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr), text by Martin Schalling (1571). Tune from Strassburg, 1577. Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 340). Homophonic, SATB.

Commit Whatever Grieves Thee (BWV 244.44)

“Commit Whatever Grieves Thee” (Befiehl du deine Wege), text by Paul Gerhardt (1656). Tune (Herzlich tut mich verlangen) by Hans Leo Hassler (1601). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 244.44). Homophonic, SATB.

Jesus, Priceless Treasure (BWV 227.1 & 11)

“Jesus, Priceless Treasure” (Jesu, meine Freude), text by Johann Franck (1653). Tune by Johann Crüger (1653). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 227.1 & 11). Homophonic, SATB.

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