Comparison: Af Dybsens Nod jeg raabe maa

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See also: Comparison: Lover den Herre, den mægtige Konge
See also: Comparison: Jag tackar dig, min högste Gud

In the series of Norwegian hymns which are sourced from Lindemans Koralbog

 (see References » Norwegian Hymns)), #1 in Lindemans Koralbog is #692 - Af Dybsens Nod jeg raabe maa (I May call from the Depth of My Misery—Norwegian). As an example of the transition from printed paper to pinned arrangement, these two arrangements were compared by transposing the cob into the same key as the printed copy.

Several differences are noted:

Location Difference Comment
throughout note timings and durations1) There were many minor adjustments made in order to better reproduce the music. Usually this consisted of slightly lengthening individual notes, so that they often overlapped. In play, this produces a constant melody line without audible gaps. However if there were repeated notes, a gap was desired so that the notes would remain distinct, so the first was often shortened.
bass clef, throughout shifted octaves Because of the 20-note scale available on the Roller Organ, it was often necessary to shift low “bass” notes up an octave. At the same time, “tenor” notes were sometimes shifted down an octave, to preserve pleasing intervals.
1st, 6th (full) measure D# replaced with D The D# (corresponding to an A# for a common Gem) was not available in the 20-note scale.
2nd measure F# omitted There does not seem to be a good reason for omitting this note. Was this intentional—or an error?
5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th measure G# replaced with a G The G# (corresponding to a D# for a common Gem) was not available in the 20-note scale.
11th measure G omitted There does not seem to be a good reason for omitting this note. Was this intentional—or an error?
14th measure G, F omitted There does not seem to be a good reason for omitting these notes. Was this intentional—or an error?
1) These small differences are not shown in the illustration.
 
 
 

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