Bach chorales from Boyd and Riemenscheider, COMPOSITION PRACTICE, Uncategorized

Boyd chorale exercise 12 in 3/4

The is the tune from Bach ‘O Herzenasangst’; Riemenschneider No 173

My harmonisation attempt adding A, T, B in open score:


As a WAV file generated by Sibelius:

Looking now at the Bach original, he harmonises the ‘-angst’ in a way I would not have guessed, as the third inversion of a dominant seventh, resolving upwards with a jump upwards of a major seventh in the bass line!

Bach’s score


WAV file of Bach harmonisation


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