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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: 4 minutes 34 seconds

'This performance [Reubke] surpasses any version yet to appear on CD. I can't think of any other organ record which I've found so unfailingly magnificent' (Gramophone)

Toccata 'Von Himmel hoch'
on the tune by Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Toccata ‘Vom Himmel hoch’ by the American organist-composer Garth Edmundson, a pupil of Bonnet, is like a vast and ostentatious stained-glass window. The continuous figuration of the first three verses becomes, in the last, punctuation for the lines of the chorale, in the manner of Bach’s In dulci jubilo.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1997

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