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Hyperion Records

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Procession in a Cathedral by Bartolomeus van Bassen (c1590-1652)
Leeds Museums and Art Galleries (Temple Newsam House), UK / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67666
Recording details: April 2007
Helsing°r Cathedral, Denmark
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: May 2008
Total duration: 2 minutes 52 seconds

'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)

Fuga in C major, BuxWV174
composer
'jig' fugue

Introduction  EnglishFranšaisDeutsch
The Fugue in C major, BuxWV174 is Buxtehude’s ‘jig’ fugue and although for manuals only may be thought of as a precursor of the Fugue in G major, BWV577 attributed to J S Bach. Its form is not uncommon in Buxtehude’s fugues, i.e. exposition (bars 1–30), second exposition (bars 31–60) and coda.

from notes by Relf Clark ę 2008

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