Tenor Recorder part from Puer Natus in Bethlehem for Recorder SATB

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Melody from 1553/ Harmonized by J.S. Bach
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Here are three versions of the Christmas Hymn, Puer Natus in Bethlehem or A Child is Born in Bethlehem. This hymn from about 1553 was arranged by many composers during the Baroque period. In this presentation, the hymn is presented as harmonized by Bach, then an arrangement from Buxtehude (originally for organ), an arrangement by Bach written for organ in his Orgelbüchlein ("Little Organ Book") BWV 599−644, collection of choral preludes presented in the order of the church year, starting with the birth of Jesus. The choral prelude used in this collection is number 5 in Bach's "Little Organ Book". The key of this choral prelude has been changed to A minor to correspond to the other versions of the hymn in this collection.

Melody from 1553/ Harmonized by J.S. Bach
2 minutes
Classical music

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