From his Orchestra Suite N°3 in D major (BWV 1068). Composed while Bach worked as Thomaskantor in Leipzig. Based upon a melody of 16th Century composer Hans Sachs (1494-1576), who figures in Wagner's Die Meistersänger von Nürnberg.
Paul Payan [as Prière]
Willem Mengelberg [with the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orch. and in '37 with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orkest]
Scorpions [as L'Ombre du noir]
Procol Harum [in A Whiter Shade Of Pale; n°1 UK, B, NL; 39 years later singer Gary Brooker and keyboard man Matthew Fisher still fought out a royalty case over the organ part in court, won by the latter with no Bach heir in sight]
Nicoletta [as Les Orgues d'antan]
César et les Romains [as Le Jour du dernier jour]
Walter Carlos [on Switched-On Bach]
Herd [as Sad]
Colosseum [as Beware The Ides Of March]
O'chi Brown [hit NL as A Whiter Shade Of Pale]
Justin Hayward [with the London Philharmonic Orch.]
Yo-Yo Ma [with Bobby McFerrin]
Sweetbox [in Everything's Gonna Be Alright; hit UK, B & NL]
Brave Combo [as Fear]
German violinist August Wilhelmj lowered Bach's melody to the G-string, the lowest tone on the violin. Procol Harum used this arrangement without credits.