They form part of a larger collection of organ music compiled in the 1790s by the organist Johann Gottfried Neumeister (1756–1840) and are now referred to as the Neumeister Chorales BWV 1090–1120. The chorale prelude BWV 637 is one of the most original and imaginative in the Orgelbüchlein, with a wealth of motifs in the accompaniment. Over the final pedal point, it sounds in all three of the upper voices. The compositional structure for all four voices in BWV 642 is close to that of BWV 643.[65][66]. Giovanni Paiseillo - Piano Concertos. Amongst the early organ compositions on Vater unser attributed to Bach, only the chorale prelude BWV 737 has been ascribed with any certainty. Unlike most of the other chorale preludes in the Orgelbüchlein, Bach did not use the chorale in any of his cantatas—BWV 621 is his unique setting of the hymn. Exceptionally Bach scored the final chord of this nebulous piece without pedal. Johann Sebastian Bach: "O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross." Never before was Jesus called on so movingly, thought the Dutch author Maarten ‘t Hart. Composer: Bach, J S; Arranger: Leisinger, Ulrich; Arrangement: Organ (ORG) Publisher: Wiener Urtext; Catalogue Number: UT50147; Pages: 112; Date Published: 1st Mar 2004; Sheet Music $34.00. The chromatic fourth was a common form of the baroque passus duriusculus, mentioned in the seventeenth century musical treatise of Christoph Bernhard, a student of Heinrich Schütz. zu 4 Haenden eingerichtet, Dunst, undated. BWV 599, 639, 617, 619, 628, 615, 622, 637. [15] The cross motifs are followed by suspended crochets, falling in steps. The chorale prelude has generated numerous interpretations of its musical imagery, its relation to the text and to baroque affekt. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: I. Toccata (02:37) 26. Bach ornamented the simple melody, in twelve phrases reflecting the twelve lines of the opening verse, with an elaborate coloratura. The accompanying motif in the lower three or sometimes four parts is derived from a suspirans in the melodic line, formed of a semiquaver (16th note) rest—a "breath"—followed by three semiquavers and a longer fourth note. Ausgewählte Choralvorspiele von Joh. Manuscripts in Bach's hand recently discovered in Weimar by the Bach scholars Peter Wollny and Michael Maul show that while in Lüneburg he studied the organ with Georg Böhm, composer and organist at the Johanniskirche. Bach: Chorale Preludes, R.D. BWV 617, 618, 619 and 637, where the accompaniment starts before the cantus. Prelude, fugue and chaconne in C major, BuxWV 637 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Toccata, adagio and fugue in C major, BWV 564 Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721 Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 Variations canoniques sur “Vom Himmel hoch”, BWV 769 Fantasia super: Komm, Heiliger Geist BWV 651 O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig BWV 656 (3 versus) With organists Luc Beauséjour, … The accompanying motif derives from a suspirans figure, a four note descending or ascending semiquaver scale starting off the beat; this flowing motif is possibly derived from the hymn melody, moving as it does in steps, albeit much slower. Bach, JS: Ach bleib' bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649 (02:26) 24. The pedal provides a rhythmic pulse with a semiquaver walking bass with sustained notes at each cadence. In turn Bach's slight alteration of the melody in bars 1 and 3 might have been dictated by his choice of motif. The semiquaver motifs, in constant motion upwards and downwards, create what Schweitzer (1905) called "a charming maze," symbolising angels heralding the birth of Christ. In the chorale prelude BWV 636 the plain cantus firmus is in the soprano voice. The two inner voices and pedal follow the usual Orgelbüchlein pattern, providing a harmonious accompaniment, with gently rocking quavers in the inner voices and a repeated motif in the pedal, rising first and then descending in crotchet steps. It recalls but also goes beyond the ornamental chorale preludes of Buxtehude. Ernst Arfken and Siegfried Vogelsänger have interpreted some of the dissonant F♮s as references to elements of foreboding in the text (for example Ei du süsser Jesu Christ in the second verse). Both accompanying motifs serve to propel the chorale prelude forwards, the bass line having a similar function to that in the last movement of the fourth Brandenburg concerto. Apart from BWV 609, Bach set the hymn in the cantatas BWV 151 and 195, the two harmonisations BWV 375 and 376 and the chorale prelude BWV 732. Hermann Keller saw the bass motif as representing "the futility of human existence." Hermann Keller has suggested that Bach might have employed the canon as musical iconography for the plea to be "led" at the end of the first verse: und uns den Weg zu Wahrheit führ ("and lead us on the path of truth").[50][51]. Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 705 03:41; 10 Zehn Choralvorspiele, BV B 27: IX. Giga 242 Pepe Romero – Suite for Cello Solo No.3 in C, BWV 1009 : 3. Seb. The autograph manuscript of Orgelbüchlein contains the original composing score for BWV 612. J.S. It is derived from the final descending notes of the melody: The semiquaver motif runs continuously throughout the piece, passing from one lower voice to another. 239 Kun-Woo Paik – Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 637 (Arr. Stinson (1999) also sees similarities with Bach's omission of a bass part in Wie zittern und wanken from cantata BWV 105, an aria concerned with the uncertainties in the life of a sinner.[68][69]. Durch Adams Fall Ist Ganz Verderbt (Bach BWV 637/705) By Pietro Spada. There is likewise a reference to "law" in the canon of the quaver motif. The earliest surviving autograph manuscript of a chorale prelude is BWV 739, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, based on an Epiphany hymn. Below are the first and last verses of Nikolaus Herman's Christmas hymn with the English translation by Arthur Tozer Russell. Stream ad-free with Amazon Music Unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. Due to lack of space, he entered the final two and a half bars in more compact tablature notation. The cantus firmus alto part is in a dotted rhythm shared between the two hands, as if hidden. Written in the meantone key of F minor, it is the unique prelude in trio form with voices in the two manuals and the pedal. Neumark originally wrote the melody in 32 time. Bach. It was used again the last of the Great Eighteen Chorale Preludes, BWV 668. of a wonderfully true aesthetic feeling" [in Bach], since "that enforced quietude of direst anguish was no real calm." In the chorale prelude BWV 642, the unadorned cantus firmus in 44 time is in the soprano voice. His music combines profound expression with … As Anton Heiller and others have observed, the brief musical allusions to the crucifixion in the closing bars bring together themes from Christmas and Easter, a momentary reminder that Christ came into the world to suffer; in the words of Clark & Peterson (1984), "Christ's Incarnation and Passion are inseparable, and Bach tried to Johann Sebastian Bach: Das Orgelbüchlein, BWV 632-644: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 . Story Story Extra videos ... Only those who believe in the Redeemer can count on God’s mercy. Many commentators have agreed with Spitta (1899) that the lively and rhythmic accompaniment conveys "Christmas joy".[12][13]. The accompaniment—striding quavers in the pedal like an ostinato bass and dance-like semiquavers in the inner parts—s formed from two short motifs. One of the earliest known sources for the version of the hymn used by Bach is Gottfried Vopelius's Leipzig hymnbook of 1682. There is some ambiguity as to whether Bach intended the crotchets in the accompanying motif to be played as a dotted rhythm in time with the triplets or as two beats against three. Browse; Home; Stations; Playlists; Amazon Music Store; album. Below are the first and last verses of Michael Franck's 1652 Lutheran hymn Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig with the English translation of Sir John Bowring. Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 637 Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, BWV 638 Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 In dich hab ich gehofft, Herr, BWV 640 Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641 Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 642 Alle Menschen müssen sterben, BWV 643 Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig, BWV 644 These four identities are so closely intertwined that it is hard to know where one leaves off and another begins. The deliberate difference in spacing in the autograph score and the intended drone-like effect might suggest adopting the second solution throughout, although modern editions often contain a combination of the two. Prior to Bach, there had been settings of the carol as a canon by Fridolin Sicher and Johann Walther for organ and by Michael Praetorius for choir. Anzahl aus Sebastian Bach's Kompositionen, zur ersten Bekanntschaft mit dem Meister am Pianoforte, Challier, 1844. The melody is from an Easter hymn. 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The widely spaced polyphonic texture has been taken as a musical depiction of Sedulius' poetic lines A solis ortus cardine, ad usque terræ limitem—"From the hinge of the rising sun, To the farthest edge of the earth". It is derived from the first line of the melody of the cantus firmus and often shared out freely between voices in the accompaniment. It is possible that the unusual choice of key followed Bach's experience playing the new organ at Halle which employed more modern tuning. The Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book) BWV 599−644 is a set of 46 chorale preludes for organ — one of them is given in two versions — by Johann Sebastian Bach. Albert Riemenschneider described the lower voices as creating "an atmosphere of dignified praise.". It dates from 1705 and possibly was prepared for Bach's visit to Lübeck. … The penitential text, written in the Nuremberg of Hans Sachs and the Meistersingers where Spengler was town clerk, is concerned with "human misery and ruin," faith and redemption; it encapsulates some of the central tenets of the Lutheran Reformation. Bach: Orgelbüchlein, BWV 599–644 × Mes favoris. Although there are a few important departures, the chorale preludes of the Orgelbüchlein were composed with a number of common stylistic features, which characterise and distinguish the so-called "Orgelbüchlein style:"[9]. Schweitzer (1905) describes its use by Bach as a motif of "beatific peace", commenting that "the melody of the hymn that speaks of the inevitability of death is thus enveloped in a motif that is lit up by the coming glory." Below is the first verse of Martin Luther's hymn Christum wir sollen loben schon with the English translation of Richard Massie (1854). The motif, which is anticipated and echoed in the seamlessly interwoven inner parts, was already common in chorale preludes of the period. The ornamentation, although employing conventional musical figures, is highly original and inventive. G. Donizetti: Musiche per pianoforte à 4 mani. The vocal ornamentation and portamento appoggiaturas of the melody are French in style. Terry (1921) described the pedal part as "a series of almost irremediable stumbles"; in contrast Ernst Arfken saw the uninterrupted cantus firmus as representing constancy in faith. Beneath the melody in a combination of four different motifs, the inner parts wind sinuously in an uninterrupted line of semiquavers, moving chromatically in steps. These include the chorale partitas BWV 766-768 and 770, all sets of variations on a given chorale. Partially, that’s because the piece is dramatic and shocking, and it’s easy to appreciate what’s going on from the title alone. To add even more intensity to the piece, I chose a plenum registration featuring trumpets, mixtures and other registers, giving a feeling of … Das alte Jahr verganen ist, BWV 1091 Herr Gott, nun schleuss 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 The bass accompaniment at first is derived directly from the melody; during the pauses in the soprano part, a second motif recurs. Bach, BWV 637; Ten Chorale Preludes No. Prior to Bach, there were choral settings by Michael Praetorius and Samuel Scheidt and a setting for organ in the choral prelude BuxWV 202 by Dieterich Buxtehude. The cantus firmus of this chorale prelude is in the soprano voice and is drawn from the tenor part of the four-part setting of Puer natus by Lossius. Although, with its references to the Holy Spirit, the hymn has relevance to Pentecost, its customary use in Sunday services almost certainly prompted Bach to compose several settings (BWV 622, BWV 655, BWV 709, BWV 726 and BWV 749). The melody, medieval in origin, was published with the text in 1529. This type of writing—in this case with hidden and understated imitation between the voices, almost in canon, conveying a mood of intimacy—was a new feature introduced by Bach in his Orgelbüchlein. Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verdebt (I), transcription for piano (after J.S. It also occurs in inverted form. This setting of the Lutheran hymn Christus, der uns selig macht features the chorale in canon between the highest voice in the manuals and the pedal part. BWV 625 is based on the hymn tune of Luther's "Christ lag in Todesbanden". The chorale prelude is scored for two manuals and pedal, with the cantus firmus in the soprano voice on the upper manual. The twisting inner parts have been interpreted as illustrating the words verderbt ("ruined") by Hermann Keller and Schlang ("serpent") by Jacques Chailley. Edited from the sources. At the same time in the eleventh bar the soprano and tenor parts play semiquaver motives in canon separated by a quaver and two octaves, before playing in more transparent imitation in bars 12 and 13. Bach, Editio Musica Budapest, 1985. Five Chorale Preludes, Universal Edition, 1975. At the same time the motif in the inner parts is derived from descending scale D, C, B-flat, A that recurs in the cantus. The cantus firmus of this ornamental chorale prelude was written by Louis Bourgeois in 1543. Dissonances in the pedal in bars 3 and 5, however, could also be signs of Bach's more mature style. Bach, BWV 637; Ten Chorale Preludes No. The cantus firmus in the soprano voice of this chorale prelude is a slight variant of the treble part of a four-part [28]. Below them the pedal responds to the melodic line with downward leaps in diminished, major and minor sevenths, punctuated by rests. The attempts of Schweitzer (1905) have been criticised: Harvey Grace felt that Bach was "expressing the idea of insistence, order, dogma—anything but statistics." express this through musical means." BWV 642 has similarities with the earlier chorale prelude BWV 690 from the Kirnberger collection, with the same affekt of a delayed entry in the second half of the cantus firmus. The accompaniment is a skillful and harmonious moto perpetuo in the alto and bass keyboard parts with flowing quavers (eighth notes) in the alto, derived from the first four quaver suspirans figure, played above a walking bass in detached crotchets (quarter notes). The two accompanying inner voices, based on a descending triplet motif, are also in canon at the octave: such a double canon is unique amongst Bach's organ chorales. Unlike the inner voices, the pedal part has a wide range: there are two scale-like passages where it rises dramatically through two octaves, covering all the notes from the lowest D to the highest D. The four voices together convey a mood of joyous exultation. Pure in style, this ornamental chorale prelude has been described as "a supplication in time of despair." Chaconne, transcription for piano in … 2003 • 1 song, 5:16. The first motif in quavers is a contracted version of the first line of the cantus (GGGGGGABC), first heard in the pedal bass in bars 1 and 2. Scored for single manual and pedal, the accompanying voices are the soprano (right hand), the tenor (left hand) and the bass (pedal). A very slow tempo was adopted by the school of late nineteenth and early twentieth century French organists, such as Guilmant and Dupré: for them the mood of the chorale prelude was quiet, inward-looking and mournful; Dupré even saw in the descending semiquavers "the descent by the holy women, step by step, to the tomb". Here Bach has realised the ideal of the chorale prelude. The accompanying figure in the inner voices has been interpreted as a joy motif by Schweitzer (1905); as an evocation of rocking by Keller (1948); and as symbolising the miracle of virgin birth by Arfken. III/2.1 & 2.2 in particular [Bärenreiter, 1954 to present] and the … The first verse is given below with Luther's German version Was fürchtst du, Feind Herodes, sehr to the same melody. Below is the first verse of Tobias Clausnitzer's Lutheran hymn Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier with the English translation of Catherine Winkworth. Orgelbüchlein, BWV 599-644 During his time as court organist at Weimar (1708-1714), Bach already started compiling his first collection of chorale arrangements and … & W. Chester, 1922. Various commentators have proposed interpretations of the accompanying motifs: the rocking motif to suggest the action of swaddling; and the pedal motif as symbolising either the "journey of the Magi" to Bethlehem (Schweitzer (1905)) or Christ's "descent to earth" (Jacques Chailley (1974) harvtxt error: no target: CITEREFJacques_Chailley1974 (help)). Bach ingeniously develops the accompaniment using the motif in canon, inversion and semiquaver stretto. A further step towards perfecting this form was taken by Bach when he made the contrapuntal elements in his music a means of reflecting certain emotional aspects of the words. Bach, JS: Kommst du nun, Jesus, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650 (03:05) 25. The harmonies resulting from the combined voices produce a hymn-like effect. Below is the first verse and refrain of the third verse of Christe, du Lamm Gottes, a German version of the Agnus Dei, with the English translation of Charles Sanford Terry. And it is entering into it, and not a mere depicting of it. Below are the first two verses of Johann Frank's hymn Jesu, meine Freude with the English translation by Catherine Winkworth. During the period before his return to Weimar, Bach had composed a set of 31 chorale preludes: these were discovered independently by Christoph Wolff and Wilhelm Krunbach in the library of Yale University in the mid-1980s and first published as Das Arnstadter Orgelbuch. After Orgelbüchlein, Bach set the entire hymn in cantata Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, BWV 9; and composed chorales on single verses for cantatas 86, 117, 155 and 186. Toccata and Fugue in … The hymn tune was later set to other words, notably "Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende" ("Who knows how near is my end?"). Bach), J. 3 & 4. [46] The chorale prelude is in four parts for single manual and pedals, with the cantus firmus in the soprano voice. In the words of Albert Riemenschneider, "the exuberance of the passage work indicates a joyous background.". Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verdebt, transcription for piano (after J.S. The Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book) BWV 599−644 is a set of 46 chorale preludes for organ — one of them is given in two versions — by Johann Sebastian Bach. 2. The alto part anticipates the pedal motif and, with it and the later dotted figure, echos the melody in the soprano. Williams (2003) describes this musical device, used also in BWV 622 and BWV 639, as a means of conveying "a particular kind of touching, inexpressible expressiveness." For Guitar By Celedonio Romero) 243 András Schiff – 15 Three-part Inventions, BWV … The version of the hymn that Bach used for BWV 614 only emerged gradually. Stinson (1999) and Williams (2003) speculate that this chorale prelude and the preceding BWV 637, written on opposite sides of the same manuscript paper, might have been intended as a pair of contrasting catechism settings, one about sin, the other about salvation. BWV 632 is written for single keyboard and pedal with the cantus firmus in the soprano part: it starts with a characteristic triad, at first concealed by the intermediate notes of the legato dotted rhythm. Williams (2003) records that the dissonances might symbolise original sin, the downward leaps in the pedal the fall of Adam, and the modulations at the close hope and redemption; Following the publication of the text and melody in 1539, the hymn was used in many choral and organ compositions. Guitar : 4. There is a precursor of the musical style of BWV 611—the plainchant melody A solis ortus cardine/Hostis herodes impie accompanied by polyphonic scale motifs—in the 1667 Deuxième Livre d’Orgue of Nivers. Below are the first and fourth verses of Martin Luther's Easter hymn Christ lag in Todesbanden with the English translation of Paul England.[45]. [37][38][39]. The accompaniment is derived from the suspirans pedal motif of three semiquavers (16th notes) followed by two quavers (eighth notes). Note the level : Note the interest : ... Bach J.s. Eighteenth-century organs are challenging to play,... — Choir & Organ, July 2020, More… Release Date: 27th Mar 2020; Catalogue No: RES10259; Label: Resonus Classics; Length: … Similar semiquaver figures had been used in other contemporary settings of this hymn, for example in a set of variations by Böhm[67], and in the first chorus of Bach's cantata BWV 26, but without conveying the same effect of quiet reflection. Prélude & Fugue, BWV 534: Prelude. These include several canons, four ornamental four-part preludes with elaborately decorated chorale lines, and one prelude in trio sonata form. Below is the traditional fourteenth century German/Latin Christmas carol In dulci jubilo with the English/Latin translation of Robert Lucas de Pearsall. Despite the harmonious thirds and sixths in the inner parts, the second semiquaver of the motif produces a momentary dissonance that is instantly resolved, again contributing to the mood of joy tinged by sadness. Williams (2003) suggests that the motif might then resemble the Gewalt ("power") motif in the cello part of BWV 4, verse 3; and that the turmoil created by the rapidly changing harmonies in some bars might echo the word Krieg ("war") in verse 4.[48][49]. Spitta (1999) harvtxt error: no target: CITEREFSpitta1999 (help) wrote that Christ's hanging on the cross "is represented by the heavy, syncopated notes" and takes this as "evidence It has been taken by some commentators as a musical allusion to the words kreuze lange in the text: for Spitta the passage was "full of imagination and powerful feeling." In the chorale prelude BWV 638 for single manual and pedal, the cantus firmus is in the soprano voice in simple crotchets. Bach: Oh, How Fleeting, J. Fischer and Bro., 1940. Renwick (2006) takes a different approach, suggesting that Bach's choice of tonal structure leads the listener to expect the E's that end the chorale prelude to be answered by A's, the notes that start it. Bach's use of the hymn in his choral works includes the Magnificat, BWV 243 and 3 settings in the Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248. Bach: Chorale Prelude A (BWV 637) No. In the two closing bars, there is a fleeting appearance of figures usually associated with crucifixion chorales, such as Da Jesu an dem Kreuzer stund, BWV 621: semiquaver cross motifs[15] in the upper parts above delayed or dragging entries in the pedal. The predominant mood of the chorale prelude is one of joyous exultation. The hymn tune in the major key was used many times by Bach, most notably in the funeral cantata BWV 106, the Christmas Oratorio and the St. Matthew Passion. The mood of the chorale prelude is "ethereal" and "scintillating", veering elusively between the contemplative harmonised melody and the transitory rushing scales: towards the close the scales in the inner voices envelope the melody. BWV 637 — Through Adam's Fall (Bach) Ionică Bizău | pipe organ | video | sacred music “Through Adam's Fall” — BWV 637 — it is fascinating how Bach harmonised this choral which illustrates the fall of the human race. According to the chronology of Stinson (1999), this chorale prelude was probably the first to be entered by Bach in the autograph manuscript. In the generation prior to Bach, organ settings had mainly been made by composers in Southern Germany like Kindermann, Pachelbel and Fischer. More by Pietro Spada. The same suspirans triad motif, like a broken chord or arpeggio, forms the basis of the accompaniment in the two inner voices: the imitative responses between the parts providing a steady flow of semiquaver figures, rising and falling, melifluous and sweet. 16.90 EUR - Sold by … At that point the strict canon in the accompaniment stops, but the imitative triplet motif continues until the close, also passing effortlessly into the soprano part. Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 637 01:47; 9 Zehn Choralvorspiele, BV B 27: VIII. In contrast to the densely scored chorale prelude BWV 610, the four parts—augmented to five by the double pedal in the last two bars—are widely spaced employing the full range of the baroque organ. [6] Only a few other organ works based on chorales can be dated with any certainty to this period. A close variant of BWV 639 is catalogued as BWV Anh. Bach - BWV 637 - Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt - YouTube Many commentators have interpreted the compositional form and motifs of BWV 621 in terms of the themes of the Passiontide hymn, primarily concerned with the crucifixion. The closing phrase, with its mounting chromatic bass accompanying bare unadorned crotchets (quarter notes) in the melody to end in an unexpected modulation to C♭ major, recall but again go beyond earlier compositions of Pachelbel, Frohberger and Buxtehude. Below is the text of the three verses of the Easter hymn Christ ist erstanden with the English translation of Myles Coverdale. About 'Durch Adams Fall (Chorale Prelude BWV 637)' Artist: Bach, Johann Sebastian (sheet music) Born: 21 March 1685 , Eisenach Died: 28 July 1750 , Leipzig The Artist: One of the greatest composers of all time. Others have suggested that the rests in the pedal part might symbolise the nothingness of ach wie nichtig. As with the most of the collection, Bach had allotted one page for the chorale prelude. Johann Sebastian Bach Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt (I), chorale prelude for organ, … Bach himself harmonised the hymn in BWV 416, with a later variant in one of the chorales from the St John Passion. As the piece progresses the motifs become more concentrated, with the alto taking up some of the tenor motifs towards the close. This texture of flowing scales over a "quasi-pizzicato" bass captures the theme of the hymn: it is a reflection on the transitory nature of human existence, likened to a mist "gathered in an hour together, and soon dispersed." Recent Clear Search History. To Spitta (1899) the scales "hurry by like misty ghosts." While the melody in the upper voice is hidden by coloratura over a wide range, the two inner voices are simple and imitative above the continuo-style bass. 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