Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654 #2,3, & 4

Here are three new realizations of the Bach Chorale “Adorn yourself, O dear soul” based on a hymn written around 1649 by Johann Franck and Johann Cruger. The tuning is derived from just two 16 note scales from the 31-limit tonality diamond, the otonalities on F (4:3) and Bb (16:9). For each chord I chose either of these otonal scales and freely switched between them. Because there are so many choices in the drunkard walk, I’ve included three variations for comparison.


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Prent Rodgers

Musician seduced into capitalism.