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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67197
Recording details: June 2004
Hedvig Eleonora Kyrhan, Stockholm, Sweden
Release date: July 2005
Total duration: 5 minutes 36 seconds

'Eben's music is uniformly well constructed and reveals the composer's fecund creativity … the performances here are exemplary. The Norwegian organist Halgeir Schiager is an extremely adept advocate of this repertoire. His playing is precise, colourful, rhythmically alert and sensitive to the structure of the music; above all it is highly virtuosic in its crisp attention to detail … in short, this disc offers a generous tribute to Petr Eben, and will be a 'must' for devotees of his music' (International Record Review)

'Recommended for all organists and afficionados' (Fanfare, USA)

Chorale Fantasy 'Amen, es werde wahr'
composer

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
‘Amen, es werde wahr’ was commissioned by the German publishing house of Möseler, to be included in the volume of organ music entitled ‘A Chorale by contemporary composers’. The editor divided the nine verses of ‘Vater unser im Himmelreich’ among nine composers, and asked them each to compose a movement, in order to create a powerful Lutheran piece. I was assigned the last verse, beginning with the words ‘Amen, es werde wahr’. I composed a series of variations on the Chorale theme which rounds off the collective work.

from notes by Petr Eben © 2005
English: Roland Smithers

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