by Auke Jongbloed

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Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, Komt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn Kauffmann's prelude to "Komt her zu mir, Spricht Gottes Sohn" is a very nice example of how to derive a musical piece from a choral melody. The accompaniment of the choral melody is based on a motive derived from the first eight notes of the chorale melody. Kauffmann uses this motive through the entire piece right up to the last bars, gving the pice a strong impetus and unity. The recording was done with the Hauptwerk software and the sampleset, made by Voxus, of the Müller organ in the Sint Bavokerk, Haarlem ( Score available here: