JS Bach: Chorale Vor deinen Thron
Members of the NZSO perform JS Bach's Chorale Prelude, Vor deinen Thron, arranged for brass by Ralph Sauer, during our Bach Extended concert.
6 minutes 13 seconds
JS Bach arr Ralph Sauer: Chorale Prelude, Vor deinen Thron
Samuel Jacobs Section Principal Horn
Michael Kirgan Section Principal Trumpet
Mark Carter Sub-Principal Trumpet
Shannon Pittaway Principal Bass Trombone
Andrew Jarvis Principal Tuba
This haunting and evocative Chorale Prelude by JS Bach, 'Before Thy Throne', was reputedly written on his deathbed in 1750. It remains a deeply moving piece, conveying the profound spirituality and mastery of Bach's late style. The arrangement for brass is by Ralph Sauer.
Before Thy throne I now appear,
O Lord, bow down Thy gracious ear
To me, and cast not from Thy face
Thy sinful child that sues for grace.