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Chorale Prelude on 'Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl' (Organ Solo)

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Modern classical music
Solo instrument (Organ [manuals with pedals])
Instrumental parts
Not available

This piece won the Audience Vote in the Royal College of Organists/Orgelb├╝chlein Project Competition on 8 July 2017.

The chorale melody upon which this chorale prelude is based is no. 27 in Riemenschneider. The text, by Martin Luther, is based on Psalm 14 (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God).

The pedal part must be played on a 4' stop (preferably a reed) so that it sounds an octave higher than written. The manual part should be played on a clear 8' stop alone, or a combination (such as 8+4 or 8+2) that lets the pedal cantus firmus be heard distinctly.

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