JESU, MEINE FREUDE (Organ – Chorale Prelude)

By | March 10, 2013

Here is a setting for organ of the great German pietistic hymn “Jesus, Priceless Treasure” that I composed back in my college days. The text of the hymn is by Johann Franck and first appeared as a six stanza hymn in Johann Crüger’s Praxis Pietatis Melica (1653) to a tune presumably by Crüger. The hymn was made famous by J. S. Bach’s motet that used all six stanzas. The text appears to have been modeled on a love song entitled “Flora, meine Freude, meiner Seele Weide” in Heinrich Albert’s Arein (1641).

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