Malcolm Farr Posted March 15, 2008 Share Posted March 15, 2008 Peter Clark opened the "O Mensch, bewein" thread by referencing Patrick's comment in the "Why do we bother" thread regarding Bach pushing boundaries to the limits, without stepping over the edge. This in turn reminded me of Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 715, a setting in which the hallowed cantor surely came fairly close to breaking out of the envelope. I've only played it, and heard it played, on equal-tempered instruments, but suspect that it could have sounded positively terrifying on organs with old tunings. Your thoughts? Rgds, MJF Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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