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A Church Interior by Anthonie de Lorme (1610-1673)
Johnny van Haeften Gallery, London / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67855
Recording details: April 2010
St-Louis-en-l'Île, Paris, France
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon & Will Brown
Release date: March 2011
Total duration: 8 minutes 5 seconds

'The Praeludium in F sharp minor brings the disc to an arresting conclusion. The performance is exhilarating and Herrick judges the pacing to perfect dramatic ends while also having the opportunity to show off his brilliantly agile pedal technique … this recording, along with its two predecessors in the series, is a first-rate addition to the catalogue. On this evidence, Herrick's next release should be eagerly awaited' (International Record Review)

Magnificat primi toni, BuxWV203
composer
chorale fantasia

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Chorale Fantasia on the ‘Magnificat primi toni’, BuxWV203, a plainsong-based work, is the longer of the two Buxtehude works with this title. It comprises a flamboyant introduction—expressive, surely, of the exultation of the Virgin Mary—followed by eight sections, each based on a portion of the plainsong melody. It therefore has the sectional form of a praeludium, but it differs in that, with the exception of the seven-bar Lento beginning at bar 69 (3'25''), each is more or less strict in character.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2011

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