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For a brief period of time, this composer devoted his efforts working with choral music. He accepted the post of Director of Court Concerts and Choral Society and served there for the next four years. A number of the composer’s pieces written during this time are based on Baroque and Renaissance styles. One of these tunes first appeared in Etlich Christlich lider of 1523/24 and was one of only four tunes in the book. J. S. Bach included it in some of his cantatas, and set it as a chorale prelude in the Orgelbüchlein.

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Johann Sebastian Bach: Adorn yourself, O dear soul, BWV 654
Ton Koopman, org — Organ Works, Vol. 2 (Novalis, 1994)
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Adorn yourself, O dear soul, BWV 654
Ton Koopman, org — Organ Works, Vol. 2 (Novalis, 1994)
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Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring: Variations on a Shaker tune
New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein — Bernstein Century (Sony, 1997)
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Bedrich Smetana: Ma Vlast: Tabor
Staatskapelle Dresden — Ma Vlast (EMI Classics, 2000)
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Charles Gabriel; Civilla Durfee Martin: His eye is on the sparrow
Vanessa Rubin — Vanessa Rubin Sings (Novus, 1995)
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Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
English Chamber Orchestra/Sir Yehudi Menuhin — Yehudin Menuhin conducts Vaughan Williams (Arabesque Recordings, 2009)
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Guillaume Dufay: Ave maris stella
Pomerium/Alexander Blachly — Musical Book of Hours (Archiv Produktion, 1998)
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Pietro Mascagni: Easter Hymn
La Scala Theater Orchesta/Herbert von Karajan — Cavalleria Rusticana (Dg Imports, 2000)
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Richard Wagner: Hymn: Since the Savior came to you
Bavarian State Orchesta/Wolfgang Sawallisch — Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Angel Records, 1994)
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Charles Ives: Symphony No. 4: Third movement
San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas — An American Journey (RCA Victor / BMG, 2002)
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Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5: Finale
London Symphony Orch/Claudio Abbado — 5 Symphonies; 7 Overtures (Deutsche Grammophon, 2002)
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Johannes Brahms: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her
RIAS Kammerchor/Marcus Creed — Geistliche Chormusik (Harmonia Mundi Fr., 1996)
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Henry Cowell: Hymn and Fuging tune No. 10
Northwest Chamber Orchestra — Music for Strings (Cpo Records, 1994)
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Elvis Presley: How great thou art; Love me tender
Elvis Presley — Elvis 75 (Sony, 2010)
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