Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig, BWV 768 – Chorale and Partita 10

Following on from Monday’s partitas, today we have the sensational Partita X, written in 5 parts. The Partita – very much reminiscent of the techniques in Bach’s Cantatas – opens with a figure in the right hand, which is then varied and alternated with a statement of each line of the chorale. The penultimate line of the chorale splits unexpectedly into two parts leading to a gorgeous conclusion. The text of this stanza is about preparing for Christ.