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Track(s) taken from CDA67213/4

Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV727

1708/17; Weimar

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: May 1998
Stadtkirche, Zofingen, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: January 1999
Total duration: 2 minutes 18 seconds

Other recordings available for download

David Goode (organ)


'This set marks a significant addition to the Christopher Herrick Bach archive and is a further manifestation of the happy collaboration between the artist and his excellent recording team' (Organists' Review)

'Hugely rewarding playing of the highest order' (The Scotsman)

'This disc is a 'must' for all who love this wonderful music' (Cathedral Music)
This little prelude, based on the famous chorale often used in Bach’s Passion settings in which the believer prays for a peaceful death after the trials of earthly life, is beautifully simple. The text of this chorale often drew from Bach startlingly original harmonies; yet in this case the harmonic surprises are more subtle—for example mixing D major and B minor in the opening phrase to allow the chorale to start with, essentially, an interrupted cadence. The melody is given expressive—even yearning—treatment above straightforward harmony, interspersed with expressive gestures such as the accented passing notes, octave leaps and rising chromatic lines of the pedal.

from notes by George Parsons 2015

Other albums featuring this work

Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 1
Studio Master: SIGCD800Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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