(Cavaillé-Coll Pipe Organ)
Georg Böhm (1661-1733), whose name has finally been linked to J. S. Bach's as his teacher in Lüneburg (apud "Weimarer Orgeltabulatur", Herausgegeben von Michael Maul und Peter Wollny - Baerenreiter), was the author of three versions of the chorale "Vater unser im Himmelreich". As for Böhm's keyboard (organ and harpsichord) music, not even one autograph manuscript has ever reached us. We have come to get in touch with his genius thanks to pre World War II non-autographic authenticated sources, which had fortunatelly been published prior to the disastrous conflagration.
In this outstanding artistic offspring, Böhm, who had already been caught under the spell of french organ music, assembles the figured bass (pedalboard), the german accompaniment (left hand) and the french aria (right hand), all resulting in one of the jewels of baroque organ music, the first version of the chorale above mentioned.