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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA66917
Recording details: July 1996
Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: April 1997
Total duration: 1 minutes 57 seconds

Prelude on Von Himmel hoch
composer
on the tune by Martin Luther (1483-1546)

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Johann Pachelbel’s lilting 12/8 Prelude on ‘Vom Himmel hoch’ sets the tune in the pedals against two manual parts, which treat each line of the chorale in dialogue. High-sounding stops emphasize the dancing quality of the piece, while the angels’ tidings to the shepherds are greeted on the last note by the nightingale, a suitably festive jeu d’esprit.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1997

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