Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder

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The melody for "Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder" is the same as the melody for "Befiehl du deine Wege", which was the subject of last week's upload.

Though subject matter and even the tomality are the same, Zachow creates a vastly different piece than Tag. Where Tag's composition is the more introspective, Zachow looks to give some added comfort in providing a more lively accompaniment.

Score available here:

The recording was done with the Hauptwerk software and the sampleset, made by Sonus Paradisi, of the Klapmeyer organ in the St. Nikolai church in Altenbruch (


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I like the sound of the left hand registration (is it called like that in English?). I see your photo a little bit strange, maybe something went wrong went uploaded?

Yep, it'c called registration, as far as I know.
And the photo is a still from the video, where I ised that effect at the end. So, it's on purpose. Just me at the console was becoming a bit boring

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