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:

boyd-chorale-exercise-12-riemenschneider-173-o-herzensangst-as-worked-a-full-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

boyd-chorale-exercise-12-riemenschneider-173-o-herzensangst-as-written-by-bach-full-score

WAV file of Bach harmonisation

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