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Track(s) taken from CDA67139
Recording details: April 1999
Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: July 1999
Total duration: 3 minutes 45 seconds

'This boldly presented recital … holds the listener from beginning to end' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Herrick's technical mastery is stunningly apparent' (Contemporary Review)

Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV747

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Passiontide chorale Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV747, effortlessly combines two distinct styles into a seamless whole. For the first half of the chorale the melody, in the tenor, is embedded in a three-part instrumental texture. Later, the melody passes to the right hand where it is subjected to considerable embellishment, in fantasia style. The moving ending, a kind of unaccompanied recitative, perhaps suggests the loneliness and rejection of the betrayed Christ.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1999

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'Bach: The Complete Organ Works' (CDS44121/36)
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
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