This is my entry for the secrets of organ playing contest. week 57.
I play the second verse of an anonymous choral prelude to "Vater unser im Himmelreich". Though we can not put a name to this composition, it is without doubt that whoever he or she was, it was a master in the trade. This music is almost 400 years old and it can still evoce strong emotions. Well, at least within me. Whenever I play this piece, I play it several times in a row, just for the shear pleasure of the beauty of the sound, the subtle harmonic play between solo and accompaniment and the ingenuity with which the solo voice is written around the notes of the choral melody. Highly recommended to try for yourself. Do yourself a favor and download the score from my site.
The recording was done with the Hauptwerk software and the sampleset, made by Sonus Paradisi, of the Schittger organ in the St. Martini-kerk, Groningen (http://www.sonusparadisi.cz/en/organs/netherlands/groningen-st-martini.html).