Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein BWV 307 #3

Here is a realization of the Bach Chorale “Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice” based on a hymn written around 1523 by Martin Luther, published in the first Lutheran Hymnal. The tuning is derived from three 16 note scales from the 31-limit tonality diamond, the otonalities on C (1:1), F (4:3), and Bb (16:9) transposed up a 4:3 to match the keys required.

For each chord I chose either of these otonal scales and freely switched between them. There is a good deal of random aspects of the piece, and each one is quite different. I think the ending sounds more like Schubert than Bach.


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Gemein #3

Some other versions:
Gemein #2

Gemein #1

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Prent Rodgers

Musician seduced into capitalism.