Organist John Scott plays organ music of Johann Sebastien Bach, the three setting of Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland from the Leipzig Chorales. He performs on the Taylor & Boody pipe organ in the Gallery of Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in NYC. These were filmed by Joe Vitacco in January of 2014. Please share these video and leave your thoughts on them. Thank you.
From John Scott:
I’m looking forward very much to playing Bach’s 18 ‘Leipzig’ Chorales on the beautiful Taylor and Boody organ at St Thomas Church on Saturday 14 June at 4pm. The centerpiece of the set is a triptych of settings based on the Advent hymn “Nun komm der Heiden Heiland.” The first of these, BWV 659, is a quietly rhapsodic decoration of the chorale melody in the right hand, a phrase at a time, over a walking bass line. This is accompanied by two other voices that begin by foreshadowing the chorale melody.
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