Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Wenn dich Unglück thut greifen an/
und Unfall will seinn Willen han/
so ruff zu Gott im Glauben fest/
in keiner Noth er dich verläßt.


If misfortune should seize you,
and misadventure have its way,
so cry out to God in steadfast faith;
he does not leave you in distress.

Melody: Leipzig 1609 (Melchior Vulpius)
Text: ? Erasmus Winter (1548-1611)

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The Print Collection

The setting of chorale 108 was commissioned by St John’s College, Cambridge and composed by Tarik O’Regan. Volume 4 was published in 2017 by Edition Peters. Copies may still be available via their website. The Orgelbüchlein Project plans to publish a revised Volume 4 in due course.

Orgelbüchlein Extended

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Orgelbüchlein Community

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