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Organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach


Between 4th October 2019 and 3rd September 2021, Richard Brasier will perform the known organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) in order to help raise funds for the restoration of the east end of St Laurence Parish Church, Upminster. The church's organ is a two manual mechanical action instrument by Kenneth Tickell, which was installed in 2003. Smaller, manuals only works will be performed on a one-rank box organ by Peter Wood of Thaxted, Essex (1981).


Starting at 6.30pm, each concert will last for around one hour (with the exception of concert 20). Admission to each concert is free, with a retiring collection towards the project. Please contact Richard for details of how to donate.



4th October 2019 - I

 

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV BWV 564     

 

An Wasserflüssen Babylon BWV 653                   

 

Sonata no.1 in E flat BWV 525                                     

[Allegro] – Adagio – Allegro

 

An Wasserflüssen Babylon BWV 653b                           

 

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV 720                          

 

Concerto in a minor (after Concerto in a minor, RV 522, by Antonio Vivaldi) BWV 593              

[Allegro] – Adagio – Allegro

 

1st November 2019 - II

 

Prelude and Fugue in C BWV 547                       

 

Nun danket alle Gott BWV 657                           

 

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 730                   

 

Partite diverse sopra il Corale Sei gergrüβet, Jesu gütig BWV 768           

(Chorale and 11 variations)

 

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731                   

 

Passacaglia in c minor BWV 582                                  

 

6th December 2019 - III

 

Fantasia and Fugue in c minor BWV 537                        

 

Fughetta: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 699

 

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 599             

 

Gottes Sohn ist kommen BWV 600                     

 

Herr Christ, der ein’ge Gottes Sohn BWV 601                  

 

Fughetta: Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott BWV 602          

 

Fughetta: Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott BWV 704          

 

Sechs Chorale von verschiedener Art (The 'Schübler' Chorales)              


Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
BWV 645

Wo soll ich fliehen hin BWV 646
Wer nur den lieben Gott läβt walten BWV 647

Meine Seele erhebt den Herren BWV 648
Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 649
Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter BWV 650

 

Trio Sonata no.3 in d minor BWV 527                           

Andante – Adagio e dolce - Vivace


20th December 2019 - IV

         

Meine Seele erhebt den Herren BWV 733             

(Fuge über das Magnificat; pro organo pleno)

 

Trio in d minor BWV 583                         

 

Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 659            

 

Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 660            

 

Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV 661            

 

Gott, durch deine Güte BWV 724                        

 

Fughetta: Gottes Sohn ist kommen BWV 703                  

 

Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich BWV 732         

 

Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’ BWV 717               

 

Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’ BWV 711               

 

Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’ BWV 715               

 

Prelude and Fugue in c minor BWV 546

               

7th February 2020 - V

      

Prelude and Fugue in E BWV 566              

 

Fantasia in C BWV 570                           

 

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654                         

 

Sonata no.2 in C minor BWV 526    

Vivace – Largo – Allegro

 

Von Gott will ich nicht lassen BWV 658       

 

Concerto in d minor (after Concerto in d minor, RV 565, by Antonio Vivaldi) BWV 593              

[Allegro] – Grave; Fuga – Largo e Spiccato – [Allegro]

 

6th March 2020 - VI

         

Prelude and Fugue in b minor BWV 544                         

 

Valet will ich dir geben BWV 735              

 

Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 718                    

 

Christus, der uns selig macht BWV 620                

 

Wer nun den lieben Gott läβt  walten BWV 690               

 

O Mensch bewein, dein Sünde Groβ BWV 622       

 

Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verdebt BWV 637

 

Es ist das Heil uns kommen her BWV 638   

 

Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639              

 

Pièce d’orgue BWV 572  

                        

1st May 2020 - VII

 

Prelude and Fugue in G major BWV 550               

 

Jesus Christus, unser Heiland BWV 665                

 

Fantasia super: Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 695                  

 

Wer nun den lieben Gott laβt walten BWV 691                          

 

Hilf, Gott, daβ mir’s gelinge BWV 624                            

 

Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 625                    

 

Jesus Christus, unser Heiland BWV 626                         

 

Trio Sonata no.4 in e minor  BWV 528                   

Adagio; vivace – Andante – Un poc’ allegro

 

Erstanden ist der heilge Christ BWV 628                        

 

Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag BWV 629            

 

Heut’ trumphieret Gottes Sohn BWV 630              

 

Christ ist erstanden BWV 627                            

 

Prelude and Fugue in e minor BWV 533

                         

5th June 2020 - VIII

 

Concerto in C major (after a concerto by Johann Ernst) BWV 595           

 

Fugue in g minor BWV 578                                                   

 

Fantasia super: Komm Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott BWV 651

 

Prelude and Fugue in A major BWV 536                         

 

Komm Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott BWV 652                     

 

Partite diverse sopra il Corale Christ, der bist der der helle Tag BWV 766           

(Seven partitas)

 

Prelude and Fugue in f minor BWV 534  

                       

7th August 2020 - IX

 

Prelude in A minor BWV 569                              

 

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Her BWV 662                         

 

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Her BWV 663                         

 

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Her BWV 664                         

 

Pastorale BWV 590                                          

[Prelude] – [Allemande] – [Aria] – [Gigue]

 

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 706                   

 

Prelude and Fugue in a minor BWV 543  

                       

4th September 2020 - X

 

Toccata and Fugue in F BWV 540             

 

Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend’ BWV 709; 726 

 

Partite diverse sopra il corale O Gott, du frommer Gott BWV 767            
(Nine partitas)

 

Vater unser im Himmelreich BWV 737                                     

 

Toccata and Fugue in d BWV 538  

                               

2nd October 2020 - XI

 

Prelude and Fugue in C BWV 545                       

 

Ach Gott under Herr BWV 714                  

 

Jesus, meine Zuversicht BWV 728   

 

Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund BWV 621             

 

Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 623  

 

Trio Sonata no.5 in C major BWV 529                           

Allegro – Largo - Allegro

 

Fugue in b minor (on a theme by Archangelo Corelli, from Op.3 no.4) BWV 579           

 

Trio super: Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend BWV 655 

            

In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr BWV 640                         

 

In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr BWV 712                         

 

Prelude and Fugue in G major BWV 541    

                    

6th November 2020 - XII

              

Fantasia in c minor BWV 562                   

 

O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig BWV 618        

 

Partite diverse sopra il Chorale Ach, was soll ich Sünder machen BWV 770

(Ten partitas)

 

Christ, du Lamm Gottes BWV 619             

 

Ach Gott, von Himmel sieh darein BWV 741                    

 

Concerto in C (after the “Grosse Mogul” Concerto in D major, RB 208, by Antonio Vivaldi) BWV 594

[Allegro] – Recitative: Adagio – Allegro   

             

18th December 2020 - XIII

 

In dulci jubilo BWV 729                 

 

Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein BWV 734             

 

Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her BWV 701                

 

Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her BWV 738                

 

Wir Christenleut habn jetzund Freud BWV 710                

 

Canonic variations on Vom Himmel Hoch, da komm ich her' BWV 769                

Canone all’ ottava

Canone all’ quinta

Canone all’ settima

Canone per augmentationam

Canto fermo in canone

 

Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her BWV 700                


Puer natus in Bethlehem BWV 603                      

 

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ BWV 604                          

 

Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich BWV 605            

 

Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her BWV 606                         

 

Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar BWV 607                   

 

In dulci jubilo BWV 608                                             

 

Prelude and Fugue in D BWV 532      

                           

8th January 2021 - XIV

                 

Prelude and Fugue in C BWV 531              

 

Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ BWV 722                 

 

Fughetta: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ BWV 697             

 

Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, alzugleich BWV 609          

 

Jesu, meine Freude BWV 610                   

 

Fughetta: Christum wir sollen loben schon BWV 696                  

 

Christum wir sollen loben schon BWV 611            

 

Wir Christenleut BWV 612                      

 

Fughetta: Herr Christ, der einig Gottessohn BWV 698                

 

Fantasia: Jesu, meine Freude BWV 713                         

 

Helft mir, Gottes Güte preisen BWV 613               

 

Das alte Jahr vergangen ist BWV 614                  

 

In dir ist Freude BWV 615                       

 

Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin BWV 616         

 

Herr Gott, nun schleuβ den Himmel auf BWV 617   

 

Herr Gott, dich loben wir, per omnes versus a 5 voci BWV 725    

           

5th February 2021 - XV

 

Concerto in G major (after a concerto by Johann Ernst) BWV 592           

[Allegro] – Grave - Presto

 

O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig (no BWV)       

 

Vater unser im Himmelreich BWV 636                 

 

Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott BWV 721   

 

Herzlich tut mich verlangen BWV 727                  

 

Fantasia in b minor BWV 563                   

 

Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein BWV 641

 

Wer nur den lieben Gott läβt walten BWV 642

 

Alle Menschen müssen sterben BWV 643

 

Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig BWV 644

 

Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (alio modo) BWV 666

 

O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig BWV 656                           

 

Allabreve in D major BWV 589      

                     

19th March 2021 - XVI

       

Prelude and Fugue in g minor BWV 535                         

 

Canzona in d minor BWV 588                            

 

Four Duetti (from Clavierübung III)                    

e minor

F major

G major

a minor

 

Fugue in c minor BWV 575                      

 

Valet will ich dir geben BWV 736

 

Fantasia and Fugue in g minor BWV 542    

                    

7th May 2021 - XVII

 

Prelude and Fugue in a minor BWV 551                         

 

Fugue in c minor (on a theme of Giovanni Legrenzi) BWV 574               

 

Wo soll ich fliehen hin  BWV 694                        

 

Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist BWV 631                 

 

Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist BWV 667                                    

 

Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend BWV 632                  

 

Prelude and Fugue in d minor BWV 539                         

 

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 633                   

 

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 634                   

 

Dies sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot BWV 635          

 

Toccata and Fugue in d minor BWV 565      

         

4th June 2021 - XVIII

 

Prelude in G major BWV 568                             

 

The Neumeister Chorale Preludes (part one)         

Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 719
Wir Christenleut, BWV 1090 
Das alte Jahr verganen ist, BWV 1091
Herr Gott, nun schleuβ den Himmel auf, BWV 1092
Herzliebster Jesu, was du verbrochen, BWV 1093
O Jesu, wie ist dein Gestalt, BWV 1094
O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 1095
Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder, BWV 742
Ehre sei dir, Christe, der du leidest Not, BWV 1097
Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 1098
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 1099
Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1100
Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 1101
Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1102
Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, BWV 1103
Wenn dich Unglück tut greifen an, BWV 1104

 

Prelude and Fugue in e minor BWV 548         

                                 

2nd July 2021 - XIX

 

Fantasia and Fugue in d minor BWV 549a           

 

The Neumeister Chorale Preludes (part two)                  

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 1105
Gott ist mein Heil, BWV 1106
Jesu, meines Lebens Leben, BWV 1107
Als Jesus Christus in der Nacht, BWV 1108
Ach Gott, tu dich erbarmen, BWV 1109
O Herre Gott, dein göttlich Wort, BWV 1110
Nun lasst uns den Leib begraben, BWV 1111
Christus, der ist mein Leben, BWV 1112
Ich hab mein Sach Gott heimgestellt, BWV 1113
Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, BWV 1114
Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr, BWV 1115
Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 1116
Alle Menschen müssen sterben, BWV 1117
Machs mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt, BWV 957
Werde munter, mein Gemüte, BWV 1118
Wie nach einer Wasserquelle, BWV 1119
Christ, der du bist der helle Tag, BWV 1120

 

Trio Sonata no.6 in G major BWV 529                                     

Vivace – Lente - Allegro


3rd September 2021 - XX

 

Clavier-Übung III

 

Praeludium pro Organo pleno BWV 552i

 

Kyrie

Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit BWV 669

Christe, aller Welt Trost BWV 670

Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist BWV 671

Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit (manualiter) BWV 672

Christe, aller Welt Trost (manualiter) BWV 673

Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist (manualiter) BWV 674

 

Gloria

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (manualiter) BWV 675

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 676

Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (manualiter) BWV 677

 

The Ten Commandments

Dies sind die heilgen zehen Gebot BWV 678

Dies sind die heilgen zehen Gebot (manualiter) BWV 679

 

The Creed

Wir gläuben all an einen Gott BWV 680

 

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Wir gläuben all an einen Gott (manualiter) BWV 681

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Vater unser im Himmelreich BWV 682

Vater unser im Himmelreich (manualiter) BWV 683

 

Baptism

Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam BWV 684

Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam (manualiter) BWV 685

 

Penitence

Aus tiefe Not schrei ich zu dir BWV 686

Aus tiefe Not schrei ich zu dir (manualiter) BWV 687

 

Communion

Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, der von uns den Zorn Gottes wandt BWV 688

Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (manualiter) BWV 689

 

Fuga a 5 con pedale pro Organo pleno BWV 552ii

 

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Vor deinen Thron tret’ ich hiermit BWV 668a

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Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach by  E.G Haussmann (1748)

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The Parish Church of St Laurence, Upminster

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The Kenneth Tickell organ (2003)

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One-rank box organ by Peter Wood (1981)

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1739 edition of Clavier-Übung III

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Grave containing the reputed remains of Johann Sebastian Bach in the Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.