Three more Orgelbuchlein items recorded today and last wednesday. First two are re-recordings as those up the site were quite awful.
No, if the first two were really awful I would have protested earlier
To the BWV605: Very good played, I like your tempo, registration and everything. Personally I like a tiny bit more breathing after the fermates. At the end there is a connection to the choral the people sing, one can maybe discuss whether it is a loose or strong connection. Nobody sings the next line before breathing. But let's remain our different opinions on that, since we spoke already about that.
It differs a bit from the score, did you used an alternative version (I am only referring to the attached sheet, not my Henle Urtext I have at home)? A tiny slip in the last but one bar, but that is nothing for this piece I have deep respect for. Need to play it too anytime.
I like too BWV606, did not hear any slips or wrong notes.
The third (BWV 611) is one of these unfathomably deep pieces that get me all religious about Bach. A most remarkable piece in that it is 4-voiced with the chorale melody in the Alto voice. I might never have noticed that if good old JS had not written it above the score. Enjoy (hopefully).
Yep! I enjoyed! I think it is not too difficult to recognize the leading voice. It is more or less in all pieces the same in the Orgelbüchlein. It is the voice at which the note lengths are the longest (beside some 2 manual pieces with much ornaments in the leading voice). This gives during the organ playing the impression that it is the loudest automatically, even on those pieces which are played on one manual only for both hands (+pedal of course). I agree, if it is the soprano voice it is nethertheless easier to recognize as this voice stands on top already from the pitch, not only note length.
The only thing I niggle a bit is the following. It is an adagio piece, that means slow tempo. However it is written in 4/4 clock. What I feel in your playing is however an 8/8 groove. That is just another thing and turns the mood of the piece to something else. I can imagine that the Alto voice comes out even better in a 4/4 groove, that means slightly faster (not necessarily), but more important, with the groove (accents) at quarters instead eigth notes.
It is really a great piece I agree, and beside this (subjective) mentioned thing it sounds very persuasive to me!
How do you come so fast through that Orgelbüchlein? As if you would not play other things beside organ. Really impressive!