Pentecost 23 (October 31)
Aria from Chandos Anthem No. 5, I will magnify thee. Kristine Chaney, soprano; Jessica Miller, oboe; Tamar Ben-Pazi, cello
Harmoniztion in stanza 2 by David N. Johnson
Two things about this piece: first, I had listed in the bulletin that I would play Goerg Boehm’s setting of the same tune. Boehm’s arrangement, an extended set of variations, is also a very nice piece–but I had forgotten about the Walther, which is equally nice and a bit more compact. Johann Gottfried Walther was a cousin of Bach’s. Second, although Freu dich sehr, O meine Seele is usaully an Advent tune, I played it today because it is the melody on which Wood’s ‘O thou sweetest Source” is based (see previous post).