Music for reflection
Here you can find music recordings that may be helpful to you while we cannot physically meet up as a community.
More recordings will be added in due course
Organ music from Holy Trinity
These one-take recordings are offered in the spirit of what may be helpful to you;
they are as near to live recordings as is possible without a physical audience
- Bach: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gros
- Camilleri: Wine of Peace
- Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
- Reger: Melodia in B flat coming soon
Johann Sebastian Bach: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gros BWV622
The first section opens addressing the listener O Mensch (O human being) and asking us to remember and deplore our great sin (Sünde groß).
Jesus Christ left his Father's bosom, came to Earth (kam auf Erden), born of a virgin for us (für uns), wanting to become a mediator (Mittler).
The second section reminds us that he gave life to the dead and removed all sickness (all Krankheit), until it became urgent that he was sacrificed for us, carrying the heavy load of our sins (unsrer Sünden schwere Bürd), long on the cross.
The melody goes back to Matthäus Greiter, around 1524, and appears in Strasbourg hymnals of 1525 and 1526 titled "Beati immaculati. Psalm 119"
Wikipedia (adapted), retrieved 20/03/2020
Charles Camilleri: Wine of Peace
Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
Max Reger: Melodia in B flat