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I. Der Tag hat sich geneiget
II. Wie gross ist des allmaechtigen Guete
III. Ach Gott und Herr
IV. Jesus, meine Zuversicht
V. Jesus, meines Lebens Leben
VI. Valet will ich dir geben
VII. Wachet auf! ruft uns die Stimme
VIII. Lobe den Herren : Chorale and Festive Prelude
IX. Nun danket all und bringet Her: Chorale and Meditation
These nine Chorale Preludes have been composed earlier (1964-1989) and, with one exception, were published, but have been unavailable in Canada for various reasons. They are now made available in this volume for distribution by the Canadian Music Centre in Toronto: • The majority of these were printed in South Africa, but not available else. They were either part of the collection Liturgiese Orrelmusiek (6 Volumes by Sinodale Kommissie in verband met die Instituut vir Kerkmusiek aan die Universiteit van die Oranje Vrystaatt, University of the Orange Free State, 1972-1989), which was since discontinued, or of the new liturgical organ music series called SAKOV Erediensmsiek printed by SAKOV (South African Society of Church Organists), 2010-2012. They are reprinted here with permission. My sincere thanks to Dr. Gerrit Jordaan, Editor of the SAKOV Erediensmusiek series for both the original digital transcriptions of the manuscripts as well as the permission to scan and reproduce these chorale preludes in this volume. • In 1983 the Lutheran Concordia Publishing House` in Missouri, U.S. A. received permission to reprint five works from the early Liturgiese Orrelmusiek series in a volume called Five Chorale Preludes. This volume went out of print and Concordia ceased to print music since the late 1980s. To make these available again they are reprinted here from the original Liturgiese Orrelmusiek series or from the later SAKOV Erediensmusiek volumes. Dr. Gerrit Jordaan provided a new digital setting of Ach Gott und Herr. • One chorale prelude, which has thus far only been in manuscript at the Canadian Music Centre, was recently published in the new SAKOV Erediensmusiek series, i.e. “Spirit Divine”/Nun danket all und bringet Ehr as “Bring lof en dank”. It is reprinted here with special permission from SAKOV. • The Chorale Preludes on Der Tag has sich geneiget and Praise to the Lord, the Almighty were printed by Musicanto Publishing (Manitoba 1988) in a volume called Six Pieces for Organ by Western Canadian Composers. This company has since ceased to exist. They have been scanned and reprinted here. • In the reprint all the Afrikaans main headings were replaced with English ones. Afrikaans performance terms were retained in # 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 for which the following translation is provided: Registration terms: Solo voice 8’ Solostem 8' Fluit Flute Moontlik met Tremulant Possibly with Tremulant Gedek/Subbas 16’ Stopped Diapason/Gedackt 16’ Prinsipale Principal voices Miksture Mixtures Tongwerke Reeds Trompet 8’ Trumpet 8’ Volle Prinsipaalkoor Full Principal Chorus Simbel Cymbal Skerp Scharff/High-pitched Mixture Basuin 16’ Posaune 16’/Trumpet 16’ Klaroen 4’, 2’ Clarion 4’, 2’/Trumpet 4’, 2’ Hoofwerk Great Pedaal Pedal Koppel Coupler Hobo 8’ Oboe 8’ Prestant 8’ Principal 8’/Diapason 8’ Sagte 16’ Soft 16’ Performance terms: Feestelik (#4) Festively Lewendig en groots (#5) Lively and majestically Vinnig en vreugdevol #6) Fast and joyfully Stil en ekspressief (#7) Quietly and expressively Geleidelik stadiger (#7) Gradually broadening Vloeiend en vredevol (#9) Flowing peacefully Kontemplatief (#9) Reflectively
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