by Auke Jongbloed

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Neumeister Choräle, not by J.S. Bach, Part I Johann Gottfried Neumeister (1757 - 1840) was a German teacher and organist. Nowadays Neumeister would have been forgotten if it wasn't for the collection of chorale preludes he compiled in the years shortly after 1790. This collection, called the `Neumeister Collection' or the `Neumeister Sammlung', is a compilation of 82 chorale preludes and was rediscovered in 1985. It attracted a lot of attention because it contained 39 chorale preludes attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, 32 of which were previously unknown. The other works contained in the manuscript are nevertheless equally interesting, and perhaps more so. Johann Michael Bach's chorale prelude to "Jesus Christus unser Heiland" is one of the works contained in this Edition. The recording was done with the Hauptwerk software and the sampleset, made by Voxus, of the Matthijs van Deventer-orgel in the Grote Kerk, Hijkerk ( Score available here: