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Hakim, Naji - Mit seinem Geist

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Mit seinem Geist - Variations on \"Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott\"

 

Mit seinem Geist is based on choral Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott by Martin Luther and Psalm 46, and develops a set of eight variations. The opening movement bursts in with a toccata-like texture with overflowing joy. Variation II is an expressive ornamentation of the melody in the treble. Variation III is a harmonisation of the choral accompanied by a perpetuum mobile in the left hand, symbolising the stream evoked in Ps. 46, 5. The image of the stream is recalled in variation IV, with a gracefully flowing development of the melody. Variation V is a peaceful meditation with the melody in the left hand. By contrast the very lively variation VI figures, with its abundant arpeggios, an inextinguishable strong stream : it culminates on a bright carillon radiant with joy. Variation VII is a contemplative choral harmonisation. The conclusive variation recalls the opening with its cheerful and dancing character.

Instrumentation: Organ
Binding: Saddle stitching
Publisher: Schott Music
Composition: 2006
ISMN: M-001-15081-1
ISBN: 979-0-001-15081-1