Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Erbarm dich mein, O Herre Gott

Performance by Jonathan Dimmock at the 2000 North German Baroque Organ of the Örgryte Nya Kyrka, Göteborg, Sweden

Erbarm dich mein, O Herre Gott is a set of six variations on the tune that was used  for  singing  Psalm  51.  This is a penitential psalm that is a plea for God's mercy. The first variation is in two parts, the second in three parts, the third in four parts.  When the psalm tune is “hidden" in the interior parts (tenor or bass), Jonathan Dimmocdecided to play it on the pedals.

Variation 1 [BNQ; BM(info)

Variation 2 [BNQ; BM(info)

Variation 3 [BNQ; BM(info)

Variation 4 [BNQ; BM(info)

Variation 5 [BNQ; BM(info)

Variation 6 [BNQBM ] (info)