Eleven Chorale Preludes

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The Eleven Chorale Preludes, Op. 122, are a collection of chorale preludes for organ by Johannes Brahms, composed in 1896, and published posthumously in 1902.[1]

The eleven pieces are relatively short and are based on selected verses of nine separate Lutheran chorales.


  1. Mein Jesu, der du mich
  2. Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen
  3. O Welt, ich muss dich lassen
  4. Herzlich tut mich erfreuen
  5. Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele
  6. O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen
  7. O Gott, du frommer Gott
  8. Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
  9. Herzlich tut mich verlangen
  10. Herzlich tut mich verlangen (second version)
  11. O Welt, ich muss dich lassen (second version)


Preludes 4, 5, and 8–11 were transcribed for solo piano by Ferruccio Busoni in 1902 as BV B 50. These transcriptions have been recorded by Paul Jacobs.


  1. ^ Bond, Ann. Brahms Chorale Preludes, Op. 122, The Musical Times, Vol. 112, Nbr. 1543, pp. 898–900. September 1971.

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