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More depressing Bach works?

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I find much of Bach's music very lively, which is magnificent, but not quite my taste. I have only found one Bach piece I truly love--Partita no.2 in D minor-- and I am looking for more like it. If one could make a few suggestions, it would be most appreciated.
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The Art of Fugue is loaded with serious musical expression.
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Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (BWV 634) from his Orgelbüchlein is almost certainly the most grief-stricken piece of music ever written. The organ is basically crying (heavily) for about two minutes, and then one's left with this queer feeling of utter meaninglessness.
Interesting. I find BWV 634 rather uplifting.
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