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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: 5 minutes 36 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 major, BuxWV162
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The Praeludium in G major, BuxWV162 is a ‘prelude and fugue’ for manuals only. A fifteen-bar introduction leads to the first of the fugues, the subject of which is based on a descending figure. A short sustained passage is followed by the second fugue, a jolly, compound-time affair calling to mind the Fugue in C, BuxWV174; and a short extemporary coda rounds the work off.

from notes by Relf Clark ę 2008

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