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Fireworks at Fontainebleau to celebrate the marriage of Le Duc d'Orléans (1837) by Camille-Joseph-Étienne Roqueplan (1803-1855)
Musée Condé, Chantilly, France / Giraudon / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67612
Recording details: April 2007
Haderslev Cathedral, Denmark
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: February 2008
Total duration: 5 minutes 13 seconds

Praeludium in C major, BuxWV137
composer
Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne

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Christopher Herrick (organ)
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The magnificent Praeludium in C major, BuxWV137 (known to English-speaking organists as the ‘Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C’), is among the best known of the praeludia. The first section, improvisatory in character, begins with a pedal solo, embraces a variety of textures, and includes a number of dramatic gestures. The brief subject of the fugal section seems to grow out of the second bar of the pedal solo, and its final entry (at bar 64) leads without a break into a short improvisatory passage. Marked Presto, the Ciacona, with which the work concludes, is founded on eight statements of a jovial three-bar ground derived from the fugue subject.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2012


Other albums featuring this work
'Buxtehude: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 5 – Mariager Klosterkirke' (CDA67964)
Buxtehude: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 5 – Mariager Klosterkirke
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