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Track(s) taken from CDA67247

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV661

composer
1708/17; revised into Leipzig Chorales collection, the '18' circa 1744/7

His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
Recording details: December 2000
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: March 2002
Total duration: 2 minutes 49 seconds
 

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Christopher Herrick (organ)
David Goode (organ)

Reviews

'A beguiling and brilliantly conceived programme, brilliantly performed. A special recommendation for a most delightful and unusual disc' (Gramophone)

'An engaging programme' (BBC Music Magazine)

‘the instrumental tone is very attractive and the standard of playing simply splendid’ (American Record Guide)

‘the Sinfonia to Cantata 29 is vibrant and exhilarating … this is certainly an interesting addition to the Bach catalogue’ (Cathedral Music)

‘splendid performances … all done with taste and affection’ (Early Music Today)

‘The playing and singing are of course very good indeed’ (Scotland News)

‘This disc is a unique journey through some of Bach’s sacred music, with, as guides, an ensemble which takes an original approach to the music and comes out a winner … This is certainly one of the most interesting ‘derivative’ Bach albums I have heard in a long time’ (MusicWeb International)
The third setting BWV661 features the chorale in the pedals, played on a pleno, significant in that it forms a bridge with the first and last chorale of the collection, also instructed to be played organo pleno. There is fugal writing in the manuals and, again, an emphasis on sequential writing throughout. The unmistakable emphasis of the third setting of ‘Nun komm’ is on triumph of the Saviour, so forming the apex of a small theological journey from Christ’s birth to his victory.

from notes by George Parsons © 2017

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