In this edition, each chorale extends across a double-page spread with different settings of the same melody accurately and conveniently laid one below another for comparison and analysis. Sources, explanatory comments and, in some cases, the texts of the hymns accompany each setting.
“Whether of sacred or secular origin, these German hymn-tunes have been universally loved and sung. Bach added a harmonic dimension to them, but, with his infinite genius, he often saw more than one way of doing this. We welcome this lovingly conceived tribute to Bach as an important accession to the ever-growing list of publications inspired by his life and work. Felix Aprahamian, London ”