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Track(s) taken from CDA67071/2

Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, BWV667

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

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 1995
Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: April 1996
Total duration: 2 minutes 13 seconds
 

Reviews

'Not only has Herrick found a simply ravishing Swiss organ which he uses with impeccable good taste, but the Hyperion team have come up with a top-notch recording. Once again they've given us a disc which combines consummate musical insight and technical mastery with sheer unalloyed listening pleasure' (Gramophone)

'Herrick has once again shown that his command of the Bach idiom is as total as any other contemporary organist's … An impressive addition to a milestone collection' (Classic CD)

'An indispensable collection and one I should not be happy to be without' (Organists' Review)

'Bach at his most tuneful and diverting and Herrick's style is particularly suited to them' (Soundscapes, Australia)
The text is a version of the Whitsun hymn Veni Creator Spiritus, and the prelude sets two verses of the melody with a short interlude between. It is as if the exhortation for the Holy Spirit to come is answered, as the music is transformed from the stalwart into ecstatic peals which resolve around Bach’s musical signature BACH in the final bar.

from notes by Ian Carson © 1996

Der Text ist eine Version der Pfingsthymne Veni Creator Spiritus, und das Präludium vertont, unterbrochen von einem kurzen Zwischenspiel, zwei Strophen der Melodie. Es scheint, als ob die Gebete für das Erscheinen des Heiligen Geistes beantwortet werden, indem die Musik von Unerschütterlichkeit in ein ekstatisches Glockengeläut transformiert wird, das sich in Bachs musikalischer Signatur BACH im abschließenden Takt auflöst.

aus dem Begleittext von Ian Carson © 1996
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt

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Bach: The Complete Organ Works
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