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Track(s) taken from CDA67666

Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein, BuxWV210

composer
chorale fantasia on Luther's Advent hymn (published 1524) Be glad now, all you Christian men

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 2007
Helsingør Cathedral, Denmark
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: May 2008
Total duration: 12 minutes 24 seconds

Cover artwork: Procession in a Cathedral by Bartolomeus van Bassen (c1590-1652)
Leeds Museums and Art Galleries (Temple Newsam House), UK / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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Reviews

'A magnificent sound … Herrick's razor-sharp articulation is at one with Buxtehude's fastidiously chiselled counterpoint … an auspicious beginning' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Herrick displays great energy and a keen ear for registrational variety' (American Record Guide)

'Herrick embarks on another epic for Hyperion, and the first instalment whets the appetite. Buxtehude's delicate contrapuntal intricacy is offset by occasional flamboyance … the organ of Helsingør Cathedral, on Buxtehude's home ground of Denmark, offers an excellent colour' (Classical Music)
The Chorale Fantasia on ‘Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein’, BuxWV210 is based on Martin Luther’s Advent hymn (‘Be glad now all you Christian men’), published in about 1524; the melody is thought to have been derived by him from a secular source. The ten variations of this grand work accord with the ten verses of the hymn and deploy a fascinating variety of textures, metres and organ resources.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2008

La Fantaisie de choral sur «Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein», BuxWV210 repose sur une hymne de l’Avent écrite par Martin Luther («Réjouissez-vous maintenant, chers chrétiens») et publiée vers 1524, probablement sur une mélodie tirée d’une source profane. Les dix variations de cette page grandiose concordent avec les dix versets de l’hymne, dans une fascinante variété de textures, de mètres et de ressources organistiques.

extrait des notes rédigées par Relf Clark © 2008
Français: Hypérion

Die Choralfantasie über „Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein“, BuxWV210 basiert auf der Adventhymne von Martin Luther, die um 1524 veröffentlicht wurde; die Melodie soll er aus einer weltlichen Quelle abgeleitet haben. Die zehn Variationen dieses großen Werkes stehen im Einklang mit den zehn Strophen der Hymne und setzen eine fazinierende Vielfalt von Strukturen, Metren und Orgelressourcen ein.

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2008
Deutsch: Renate Wendel

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