Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Some selections from Brahms' Choral Preludes for Organ, Op 122, his last opus

On Sunday, January 28, 2018 organist Lon Schreiber performed at least two of the eleven choral preludes for organ that constitute Johannes Brahms’s last opus, 122.

The prelude was #7, in A Minor, “Oh God, Thou Faithful God”.  The postlude was #1, “My Jesus Leadeth Me”, in E Minor.

The style is intricate and reminds one of Bach, as perhaps some of the style of the Fourth Symphony.

The offertory was “Blessed Ye Who Live in Faith Understanding”, which I could not find as a prelude of the set.  The anthem was “O Deep, Deep Love of Jesus”, which I could not match online.

Schreiber also composes modern harmonizations to hymns, sometimes with a Sowerby flavor.  

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