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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: 6 minutes 46 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)

Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV150

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The Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV150 has much in common with that in D major, BuxWV139, although it has three fugues instead of one. It begins with an improvisatory passage (here, though, of an imitative character and unfolding over a long tonic pedal) followed by a four-voice fugue; a sustained passage (introduced by a short pedal trill); and two more fugues, the first lively and short (its subject consisting almost entirely of semiquavers) the second more solid in character.

from notes by Relf Clark ę 2008

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