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Commissioned Chorales

Chorales on this page have been commissioned by the Orgelbüchlein Project.
Click title to download score or find information about where it can be obtained. Peters Edition will begin issuing the ‘New Orgelbüchlein’ from 2017 onwards, drawn from the Orgelbüchlein Project.
Copyright belongs to the composer of each piece.

If you would like to be part of the Orgelüchlein Project and submit your own composition, please visit the Orgelbüchlein Community page

Christmas
6 Lob sei Gott in des Himmels Thron

Composer: Jeremy Thurlow
World première: Gregory Drott, Chapel of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 25th November 2010.
Permission granted for performances but not for recordings. The composer would be glad to hear of any performances on this email address: jrt26@cam.ac.uk
Style: Spiky, rhythmic and fun, added-note harmony, with the chorale melody in the pedals.

Passiontide
28 O Jesu, wie ist dein Gestalt [sponsored by the Festival Toulouse les Orgues]  Extract   LISTEN HERE

Composer: Jacques Pichard 
World première: William Whitehead, Temple du Salin, Toulouse, 8th October 2014.
Style: Atonal, some sections in free rhythm, others measured. Tune presented in canon, though with chromatic alterations. Christological symbolism in some of the pitch classes.

29 O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid (first two bars by Bach)

Composer: Jeremy Coleman
World première: Simon Bland, Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, 13th March, 2011.
Style: Continues the incipit by Bach, in the same style.

See also the compositions by Zoltán Göncz and Burkhard Kinzler. The latter piece, continuing the torso in Kinzler’s own style not Bach pastiche, is available at Swiss Music Edition (www.musicedition.ch). 

30 Allein nach dir, Herr Jesu Christ, verlanget mich [sponsored by St Matthew’s Church, Northampton]

Composer: David Maw
World première: Richard Pinel, St Matthew’s, Northampton, 25th September 2016.

31 O wir armen Sünder [sponsored by Merton College, Oxford]

Composer: John Caldwell 
World première: William Whitehead, Merton College Passiontide Festival, 31st March 2012.
Permission granted for performances but not for recordings. The composer would be glad to hear of any performances at
john.caldwell@music.ox.ac.uk
Style: Contrapuntal, gently tonal or modal. A double canon.

32 Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen [sponsored by Merton College, Oxford]. LISTEN HERE

Composer: Gabriel Jackson
World première: William Whitehead, Merton College Passiontide Festival, 31st March 2012.
Style: Ornamental chorale (melody in right hand). Tonal, spacious and emotive.

 33 Nun gibt mein Jesus gute Nacht, (“The Saviour asleep in the tomb”)

Ascension
40 Gen Himmel aufgefahren ist
41 Nun freut euch, Gottes Kinder, all [sponsored by Jonathan Allsopp and Janelle Lucyk)

Composer: Francis Jackson

World Premiere: Jonathan Allsopp, Durham Cathedral, 18th May 2016

Pentecost
42 Komm, Heiliger Geist, erfüll die Herzen deiner Gläubigen. Earmarked for Silvius von Kessel
43 Komm Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott [sponsored by the London Organ Day]

Composer: David Franke
World première: Tom Bell, London Organ Day, 4th March 2017

45 Nun bitten wir den Heilgen Geist [sponsored by Graeme Kay]

Composer: Roberto Antonello
World première: tbc

46 Spiritus Sancti gratia or Des Heilgen Geistes reiche Gnad [sponsored by James and Bernice Arthur, in celebration of Hugh Arthur’s birthday]

Composer: Naji Hakim
World première: William Whitehead, St Margaret of Antioch, Durham, 9th Feb 2016.
Style: Luscious, stately, chordal working of the theme.

47 O Heilger Geist, du Göttlichs Feur

48 O Heiliger Geist, o heiliger Gott

Composer: Franz-Josef Stoiber
World première: William Whitehead, 18th May 2017, BBC Radio 3 Evening Concert, St Giles, Cripplegate, London.

Trinity
52 Gott der Vater wohn uns bei [sponsored by Harrison and Harrison organs Ltd]

Composer: Sebastian Forbes
World premiere: Huw Williams, 1st November 2015, All Saints, Blackheath

53 Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr [sponsored by Exeter College, Oxford in memory of Rev. Tom Goode]

Composer: David Briggs
World premiere: 30th Jan 2015, Mark Shepherd, Exeter College chapel

54 Der du bist drei in Einigkeit [sponsored by the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music]

Composer: Alan Gibbs
World Premiere: Nicholas Morris, Lincoln’s Inn chapel, 13th May, 2014

St John the Baptist
55 Gelobet sei der Herr, der Gott Israel (=Benedictus)

Earmarked for Joseph Vella

Visitation of the BVM
56 Meine Seel erhebt den Herren [sponsored by Benjie Fraser and dedicated to Lady Antonia Pinter on the occasion of her 80th birthday, 27th August, 2012]

Composer: Judith Bingham
World première: William Whitehead, Toulouse les Orgues Festival, Temple du Salin, 18th October 2012.
Style: Dark and chromatic, poetic. Paints a picture, perhaps of the Virgin Mary waiting quietly in a dimly-lit room, just before the moment of Annunciation.

St Michael the Archangel
57 Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir LISTEN HERE

Composer: Iain Farrington
World première: Mark Williams, Chapel of Jesus College, Cambridge, 7th May, 2011.
Style: Splashy, extrovert, jazzy, technically demanding but lies under the hands.

58 Es stehn vor Gottes Throne [sponsored by New Paths festival, Beverley]

Composer: Grayston Ives
World première: Richard Pinel, Beverley Minster, 7th April, 2016.
Style: Bach texture with contemporary overtones. 

Feasts of the Apostles

59 Herr Gott, dich loben wir

Composer: Andrew Arthur
World première: William Whitehead, Chapel of Trinity Hall Cambridge, 22nd October 2016

60 O Herre Gott, dein göttlich Wort [in association with Choir and Organ Magazine]

Composer: Barnaby Martin
World première: Simon Johnson, St Paul’s Cathedral, 4th December 2016

The Ten Commandments
62 Mensch, willst du leben seliglich

63 Herr Gott, erhalt uns für und für

The Creed
64 Wir Glauben all’ an einen Gott

Composer: Jean-Baptiste Dupont
World première: William Whitehead, London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, Lincoln’s Inn chapel, 13th May 2013.
Style: Warm, tonal/post-tonal harmonisation of the melody. Ideal for French Romantic instrument. NB Some small corrections to the score: p2, 1st sys, RH last triplet is G flat (tied to G flat crotchet). Also stem missing on LH crotchet G natural. On next line, big round D is really a minim. On bottom line, erase slur from alto G sharp to G natural. Last bar of page, 4′ ped can be soft reed or 4′ principal. Tempo, a slow Larghetto.

Holy Baptism
66 Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam [a BBC Proms commission]

Composer: Jonathan Dove
World première: William Whitehead, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, August 20th 2017.

Penitence and amendment
67 Aus tiefer Not (extract) – full score available from www.grahamross.com

Composer: Graham Ross
World première: William Whitehead, London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, St Matthew’s Church, Westminster, 13th May 2010.
Style: Dark, gritty and chromatic. Builds to a spectacular climax.

68 Erbarm dich mein, O Herre Gott [sponsored by Ian Giddons, in memory of his parents]

Earmarked for James Francis Brown

69 Jesu, der du meine Seele
70 Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ

Composer: Lionel Rogg

World premiere: Edward Picton-Turbervill, Chapel of St John’s College Cambridge, 12th Feb 2015

71 Ach Gott und Herr
72 Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut
73 Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder [sponsored by Dee and Andrew Prior]. 

Composer: Jon Laukvik
World première: William Whitehead, Merton College Passiontide Festival, April 4th 2014
Style: Very slow harmonisation of the melody using contemporary jazz idiom.

74 Wo soll ich fliehen hin [sponsored by the London Bach Society]

Composer: Diana Burrell
World première: William Whitehead, November 7th 2016 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the LBS

75 Wir haben schwerlich [sponsored by the Oundle Festival]

Composer: Francis Grier
World première: 15th July 2015, Ann Elise Smoot, part of Oundle Festival.

Holy Communion

78 Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, Der von uns den Gotteszorn wand [sponsored by William Mansfield]

Composer: David Coonan
World première: Pierre Méa, Toulouse les Orgues, October 2013.
Style: Octatonic, brief climaxes through active semiquaver textures, subsiding to quiet.

79 Gott sei gelobet und gebenedeiet [sponsored by the RCO] LISTEN HERE

Composer: Bryan Kelly
World premiere: Stephen Disley, during RCO’s 150th anniversary celebratory Evensong, Southwark Cathedral, 8th March 2014
Style: Tune in pedals, processional, grand style.

80 Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt [sponsored by Harrison and Harrison Organ Builders, Ltd.]

Composer: Guy Bovet
World premiere: Andrew Lumsden, Inaugural Recital on the new Harrison and Harrison organ, Edington Festival, August 23rd 2014
Style: Canon between left hand and pedals, tonal, close to Bach style but subtly diverging from it.

81 Jetzt komm ich als ein armer Gast
82 O Jesu, du edle Gabe [sponsored by the German Embassy in the UK] LISTEN HERE

Composer: Axel Ruoff
World premiere: William Whitehead, 16th November 2014, St Mary’s Church, Putney 

Style: Chromatic, tonal, tune in long notes in pedal, post-Reger?

83 Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, Dass du das Lämmlein [sponsored by the Norsk Orgel Festival]

Composer: Nils Henrik Asheim
World première: 16th September, 2017

84 Ich weiss ein Blümlein, hübsch und fein [sponsored by Judith Whitehead]

Composer: Roderick Williams
World première: 

85 Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, g’mein [sponsored by the Edington Festival]

Composer: Joseph Phibbs
World premiere: Stephen Farr, 21st August 2014, Edington Priory, within Edington Festival

Style: Tonal

86 Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren

Composer: Robert Quinney
World première: William Whitehead, 18th May 2017, BBC Radio 3 Evening Concert, St Giles, Cripplegate, London.

The Common Weal
87 Wohl dem, der in Gottes Furcht steht [sponsored by Harrison and Harrison organs Ltd]

Composer: Simon Johnson
World Premiere: Hakadal church, Norway

Style: Trio de minimalisme

88 Wo Gott zum Haus nicht giebt sein Gunst [sponsored by St Catharine’s College, Cambridge]

Composer: Robert Saxton
World Premiere: William Whitehead, January 23rd, 2015, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge

Style: Tonal, tune descends from top part to pedal over four crescendoing panels.

Christian Life and Experience

89 Was mein Gott will, das gescheh allzeit [sponsored by Dee and Andrew Prior]

Composer: John Butt
World premiere: 19th July 2015, Ossiach Stiftskirche, Austria, played by William Whitehead

90 Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn [Sponsored by the Finzi Trust]

Composer: David Matthews
World première: William Whitehead, Clifton Festival, June 7th 2014.
Style: Canon between top line and pedal, with extended traditional but piquant tonality.

92 Weltlich Ehr’ und zeitlich Gut [sponsored by Peter McGeary]

Composer: Nico Muhly
World première: James McVinnie, St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, May 20th 2015.
Style: 4 versus, quirky ‘de nos jours’

93 Von Gott will ich nicht lassen [sponsored by Choir and Organ magazine] LISTEN HERE

Composer: Stephen Hough
World première: William Whitehead, Merton College Passiontide Festival, 4th April 2014

94 Wer Gott vertraut [sponsored by The Queen’s College, Oxford]

Composer: Poul Ruders
World première: Stephen Farr, Queen’s College, Oxford, June 13th 2015.
Style: Trio in contemporary style.

95 Wies Gott gefallt, so gefällt mirs auch [sponsored by Graeme Kay]

Composer: Ronny Krippner
World première: William Whitehead, First United Methodist, East Liverpool, OH, 18th November 2016

96 O Gott du frommer Gott [sponsored by the Three Choirs Festival]

Composer: Anthony Powers
World première: John Scott, Hereford Cathedral, July 30th 2015.

In time of trouble
97 In dich hab ich gehoffet Herr [sponsored by the Latvian Embassy] LISTEN HERE

Composer: Eriks Esenvalds
World première: Colm Carey, Chapel of St Peter-ad-Vincula, Tower of London, Spitalfields Winter Festival, 8th December 2012.
Style: Calm and simple reharmonisation of the Chorale.   

Composer: Nigel Allcoat
World première: John Scott Whiteley, Hull City Hall, 4th May, 2017.

99 Mag ich Unglück nicht widerstahn [sponsored by Simon Williams, in memory of his father, Alan Williams]

Composer: Zsigmond Száthmary
World première: Simon Williams, St George’s Hanover Square, 17th January 2017

101 An Wasserflussen Babylon [sponsored by the Lithuanian Composers’ Union] LISTEN HERE

Composer: Jonas Jūrkunas
World première: Colm Carey, Chapel of St Peter-ad-Vincula, Tower of London, Spitalfields Winter Festival, 8th December 2012.
Style: Perpetuum mobile, tune in pedals. Tonal.

102 Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz [sponsored by the Lithuanian Composers’ Union] LISTEN HERE

Composer: Juste Janulyte
World première: Colm Carey, Chapel of St Peter-ad-Vincula, Tower of London, Spitalfields Winter Festival, 8th December 2012.
Style: Free-rythm, chord clusters. 

103 Frisch auf, mein Seel, verzage nicht (extract) [sponsored by the Cervantes Institute, London] LISTEN HERE – full score available here: www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/work/4155/48112

Composer: Benet Casablancas
World première: Colm Carey, Chapel of St Peter-ad-Vincula, Tower of London, Spitalfields Winter Festival, 8th December 2012.
Style: ‘Tiento’ style. Post-Berg harmonies, sectional. 

Composer: William Whitehead
World première: Tom Bell, Royal Hospital School chapel, Holbrook, 13th May 2017, part of East of England Organ Day. 

104 Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid [sponsored by Harrison and Harrison organs]

Composer: Martyn Harry
World première: John Scott, Exeter Cathedral

105 Ach Gott, erhör mein Seufzen und Wehklagen [sponsored by the Czech Centre, London] LISTEN HERE

Composer: Pavel Zemek Novak.
World première: Colm Carey, Chapel of St Peter-ad-Vincula, Tower of London, Spitalfields Winter Festival, 8th December 2012. 

Composer: Christian von Blohn
World première: Tom Winpenny, St Albans Abbey, 9th April 2017. 

106 So wünsch ich nun ein gute Nacht [sponsored by the Carinthian Summer festival]

Composer: Till Alexander Körber
World première: Ernst Wally, Ossiach Stiftskirche, Austria, 19th July 2015

 107 Ach lieben Christen, seid getrost [sponsored by David Clasen]

Composer: Sally Beamish
World première: William Whitehead, Haddington Church, Lammermuir Festival, 10th September 2016

108 Wenn dich Unglück thut greifen an [sponsored by St John’s College, Cambridge]

Composer: Tarik O’ Regan
World première: Joseph Wicks, St John’s College, Cambridge, 3rd July 2016

109 Keinen hat Gott verlassen [sponsored by St John’s College, Cambridge]

Composer: Sven-David Sandström
World première: Joseph Wicks, St John’s College, Cambridge, 6th November 2016

110 Gott ist mein Heil, mein Hulf’ und Trost [sponsored by the Lucille Graham Trust] LISTEN HERE

Composer: Daniel Kidane
World première: William Whitehead, Spitalfields Festival, 13th December 2014
Style: Chorale melody in top or next-to top part, accompanied by gritty overlapping harmonies, homage to Ligeti’s Volumina style.

111 Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgethan, Kein einig [sponsored by St John’s College, Cambridge]

Composer: Andrew Synnott
World première: Glen Dempsey, St John’s College, Cambridge, 30th October 2016

112 Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgethan, Es bleibt gerecht [sponsored by Martin Owen]

Composer: Roxanna Panufnik
World première: James O’ Donnell, Westminster Abbey, 30th July 2013
Style: Chorale melody in the pedals. Rich harmonic texture above, with blue-note feeling.

a) Psalm Hymns
114 Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein

Composer: William Cole
World première: Ben Morris, 10th May, 2016, Lincoln’s Inn chapel. Part of London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.

115 Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl – earmarked for a contribution from Orgelbüchlein Community

116 Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott [a BBC Proms commission]

Composer: Cheryl-Frances-Hoad
World première: William Whitehead, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, August 20th 2017.

117 Es woll uns Gott genädig seine [sponsored by the Lucille Graham Trust]

Composer: Gareth Moorcraft
World première: William Whitehead, Clifton Festival, June 7th 2014
Style: In several sections, a meditation on the given tune. Tonal, with spiky extended harmony.  

118 Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit [sponsored by the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg] LISTEN HERE

Composer: Catherine Kontz
World premiere: William Whitehead, 19th October 2015, London Oratory.

119 Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns halt

Composer: Cecilia McDowall
World première: Ian Tindale, chapel of Selwyn College, Cambridge, 23rd January 2011.
Style: Plaintive and fluid minor key lyricism. Tune in pedals with lively scalic figurations in the manuals. 

120 Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern [sponsored by the Carinthian Summer festival]

Composer: Ernst Wally
World première: The Composer, Ossiach Stiftskirche, Austria, 19th July 2015

b) God’s Holy Word
121 Wie nach einem Wasserquelle

Composer: John Scott Whiteley
World première: The Composer, York Minster, 2nd August, 2014
Style: Bach.

122 Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort [sponsored by the London Festival of Contemporary Church music]

Composer: Daniel Saleeb
World Premiere: William Whitehead, London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, Lincoln’s Inn chapel, 13th May 2013
Style: Wild, dramatic-rhetorical, followed by octatonic whirlwind, finally coming to becalmed exposition of chorale melody.

123 Lass mich dein sein und bleiben [sponsored by Rebecca Hirst and Patrick Hartley, in celebration of Canon Godfrey Hirst’s 50th anniversary of ordination]

 Composer: Andrew Gant, premiere at East of England Organ Day, 13th May 2017, played by Tom Bell.

In time of War
124 Gieb Fried, O frommer, treuer Gott [sponsored by Rebecca Hirst and Patrick Hartley, in celebration of their first wedding anniversary]

Composer: Frederick Stocken
World première: William Whitehead, Bloomsbury Organ Day, 28th January 2017

125 Du Friedefurst, Herr Jesu Christ [sponsored by London Festival of Contemporary Church Music]

Composer: Ben Comeau
World première: Ben Comeau, Lincoln’s Inn chapel, 1.15 pm, 12th May 2015.

126 O grosser Gott von Macht – Gregory Rose.

Death and the Grave
127 Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist

RCO student competition [premiered at RCO 150 diploma ceremony, Southwark Cathedral]. The winning entry, by Richard Gowers is available on the Orgelbüchlein Community pages. Recording, by Robert Smith, here.

128 Herr Jesu Christ, wahr Mensch und Gott. Earmarked for Joao Vaz
129 Mitten wir im Leben sind [sponsored by the Orgelbüchlein Project]

Composer: Hayo Boerema
World première: William Whitehead, Laurenskerk, Rotterdam, 11th October 2015 

130 Alle Menschen müssen sterben [sponsored by Harrison and Harrison organs, Ltd for the reopening of the King’s organ]

Composer: Robin Holloway
World première: Thomas Trotter, King’s College, Cambridge, 9th November, 2016.

132 Valet will ich dir geben [sponsored by Hywel Williams, in memory of William Raymond Williams and Margaret Granwen Williams, née Samuel]

Composer: Rhian Samuel. Premiere, February 22nd 2015, 4pm, New College chapel, played by Tim Wakerell.

133 Nun lasst uns den Leib begraben [commissioned with assistance from the Danish Embassy, London] LISTEN HERE

Composer: John Frandsen
World première: William Whitehead, Spitalfields Festival, 13th December, 2014
Style: Canon at the Tritone, keening harmonies 

134 Christus, der ist mein Leben – ringfenced for an Orgelbüchlein Community contribution.

135 Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, O Herr [sponsored by the Friends of Christ Church, Oxford]

Composer: Alastair Putt, premiered on March 31st 2015 at Christ Church, Oxford, by Alex Pott. LISTEN HERE.

136 Auf meinen lieben Gott (extract) – full score available from www.gonzagamusic.co.uk LISTEN HERE

Composer: Giles Swayne
World première: Mark Williams, Chapel of Jesus College, Cambridge, 7th May, 2011.
Style: Joky rhythms/spiky harmonies. Right hand melody is accompanied by quirky chromatic scales in the left hand. 

137 Herr Jesu Christ, ich weiss gar wohl [sponsored by the chapel of Lincoln’s Inn, in memory of Sylvia]

Composer: James O’ Donnell
World première: Lincoln’s Inn chapel, 6pm, 24th May 2017, as part of Chapel Choir concert.

138 Machs mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt [sponsored by St John’s College, Cambridge]

Composer: Louis Andriessen
World première: Joseph Wicks, Chapel of St John’s College, Cambridge, 11th March 2017

139 Herr [O] Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht [sponsored by Christopher Gunness]

Composer: Geoffrey Webber
World première: Geoffrey Webber, Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, 11th February 2017

140 Mein Wallfahrt ich vollendet hab [sponsored by the Royal College of Organists, in memory of John Scott]

Composer: Joris Verdin
World première: John Scott Whiteley, Southwark Cathedral, 12th March 2016.
Style: Minimal, tonal, perhaps redolent of Arvo Pärt.

141 Gott hat das Evangelium [sponsored by the Cathedral Organists Association]

Composer: Philip Moore.
World première: Charles Andrews, Temple Church, November 19th 2015.
Style: Bach.

142 Ach Gott, thu dich erbarmen [sponsored by the London Organ Day]

Composer: Matthew Sergeant
World première: Tom Bell, tbc

Morning hymns
143 Gott des Himmels und der Erden [sponsored by the festival Toulouse les Orgues]

Composer: Guy Olivier Ferla
World première: Pierre Méa, Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, October 2013

144 Ich dank dir, lieber Herre [sponsored by the festival Toulouse les Orgues] Extract.

Composer: Vincent Paulet
World première: Pierre Méa, Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, October 2013

145 Aus meines Herzens Grunde [sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Council, London]

Composer: Thomas Daniel Schlee.
World première: Colm Carey, Chapel of St Peter-ad-Vincula, Tower of London, Spitalfields Winter Festival, 8th December 2012.
Style: Poly-tonal, based on G major, contrapuntal. Pedal has melody. 

146 Ich dank dir schon durch deinen Sohn [sponsored by Dee and Andrew Prior]

Composer: David Bednall 
World première: William Whitehead, June 7th 2014, Clifton Festival
Style: French toccata style (?Cochereau?), tune in pedals, then in canon with RH top part.  

147 Das walt mein Gott [sponsored by Father Peter McGeary]

Composer: Matthew Martin
World première: William Whitehead, April 4th 2014, Merton College Passiontide Festival
Style: Pre-Bach (?Scheidemann) style, tune in pedals at 4′ pitch.  

Evening hymns

148 Christ, der du bist der helle Tag [sponsored by the Embassy of the Netherlands, London]

Composer: Ad Wammes
World première: William Whitehead, Westminster Cathedral Grand Organ Festival, 29th August, 2012.
Style: Tonal and minimalist.  

149 Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht [sponsored by the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music]

Composer: Antony Pitts
World première: Thomas Allery, London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, Lincoln’s Inn chapel, 15th May 2012.
Style: Perpetuum mobile, extended tonal.   

150 Werde munter, mein Gemüte [sponsored by the Embassy of the Netherlands, London]

Composer: Dick Koomans.
World première: William Whitehead, Westminster Cathedral Grand Organ Festival, 29th August, 2012.
Style: Bach (? Brahms) idiom. The tune is the same as for the choral piece, ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’.

151 Nun ruhen alle Wälder [sponsored by the Embassy of the Netherlands, London]. LISTEN HERE

Composer: Jacques van Oortmerssen
World première: William Whitehead, Westminster Cathedral Grand Organ Festival, 29th August, 2012.
Style: Tonal and minimalist, tune in pedals, but also woven through the manual figuration.  

Grace at meals
152 Danket dem Herrn, denn er ist sehr freundlich [sponsored by Don Kennedy and David Blumlein]

Composer: Paul Ayres
World première: 

153 Nun lasst uns Gott, dem Herien

Composer: Simon Desbruslais
World première: John Scott Whiteley, Hull City Hall, 9th September 2017

154 Lobet den Herrn, denn er ist sehr freundlich [sponsored by Graeme Kay]

Composer: Thea Musgrave
World première: Martin Baker, Westminster Cathedral, 29th November 2017

155 Singen wir aus Herzensgrund

For good weather
156 Gott Vater, der du deine Sonn [sponsored by the Friends of Christ Church Oxford]

Composer: Deborah Pritchard
World première: March 31st 2015 at Christ Church Oxford, played by Clive Driskill-Smith.

The life eternal
157 Jesu, meines Herzens Freud [sponsored by the festival Toulouse les Orgues] LISTEN HERE

Composer: Thierry Escaich
World première: William Whitehead, Toulouse les Orgues Festival, Temple du Salin, 18th October 2012.
Style: Mellifluous, lively, post-Duruflé fantasia.    

158 Ach, was soll ich Sünder machen [sponsored by the festival Toulouse les Orgues] LISTEN HERE

Composer: Pierre Farago
World première: William Whitehead, Toulouse les Orgues Festival, Temple du Salin, 18th October 2012.
Style: Crystalline Webernian miniaturism.   

160 Ach, was ist doch unser Leben [sponsored by Toulouse les Orgues]

Composer: Grégoire Rolland   
World première: William Whitehead, Toulouse les Orgues Festival, Temple du Salin, 8th October 2014.
Style: Tune in super-long notes in pedal. Dramatic, Affektvoll fff chords, with quartile harmony representing the chorale’s meaning.   

161 Allenthalben, wo ich gehe [sponsored by the Carinthian Summer Music Festival]

Composer: Franz Danksagmüller
World première: Ernst Wally, 19th July, 2015, Ossiach Stiftskirche, Austria

162 Hast du denn, Jesu, dein Angesicht [sponsored by private donor]

Composer: Thomas Hyde
World première: William Whitehead, Toulouse les Orgues Festival, Temple du Salin, 18th October 2012.
Style: Quirky style, reminiscent perhaps of Percy Grainger. Builds to an audacious, if tongue-in-cheek, climax.   

163 Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig [sponsored by Alastair Hutchinson]

Composer: Neil Cox
World première: 12th February 2015, at St. John’s College, Cambridge, by Joseph Wicks.

164 Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele  [sponsored by Andrew and Dee Prior]

Composer: Francis Pott
World première: Pierre Mea, Toulouse les Orgues Festival, Musée des Augustins,  October 2013.
Style: English-feeling, gentle meditation on the chorale.

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