Bach chorales from Boyd and Riemenscheider, COMPOSITION PRACTICE, Uncategorized

Bach chorale exercise Boyd No 6, Riemenschneider 182 War’ Gott nich mit uns diese Zeit

Completed from the treble line alone:

PDF file

boyd-chorale-exercises-6-bach-182-war-gott-nicht-mit-uns-diese-zeit-as-worked-c-full-score

WAV file generated by Sibelius

This chorale has an unusually narrow range of pitch and moves in steps not leaps so I found avoiding parallels harder than usual, and changed key more often than previously to try and keep up the harmonic interest.

Bach’s original:

Interesting diminished 4th leap in the tenor in bar 6

PDF file

boyd-chorale-exercises-6-bach-182-war-gott-nicht-mit-uns-diese-zeit-as-written-full-score

WAV file

 

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