The fifth piece of the second fascicle of manuscript Mus. Ms 30439 is known from other sources to be from Johann Pachelbel. Interesting is that the version in this manuscript differs in little details from the version as it can be found on imslp. The voice leading in this manuscript is more straight forward with less suspensions and retardations. Even the harmonies differ in two or three places. As with “Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr” by Johann Michael Bach I posted a month ago (http://www.contrebombarde.com/concerthall/music/20899
) it seems to me the version in this manuscript is older then the version in the other source, the Plauener Orgelbuch. The version in the Plauener manuscript seems represent how the more plain version of Mus Ms 30439 has transformed in the performance practice of the late 17th, early 18th century.
But I could be wrong, of course.
The manuscript gives no indication how this piece should be played. I play it with the choral melody as a solo voice. But it could be played with both hands on the same manual or even without using the pedals.
The recording was done on the sample set of the Müller-organ in the Sint Bavokerk in Haarlem by Voxus Organs for Hauptwerk.
BW: Quintadena 16′, Quintadena 8′, Baarpijp 8′, Sesquialter, Tremulant (RH, played one octave higher)
HW: Gemshoorn 4′
RW: Holpijp 8′
Ped: Subbas 16′, Holpijp 8
Score available here: http://partitura.org/index.php/johann-pachelbel-nun-lasst-uns-gott-den-herren/