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Track(s) taken from CDA67071/2

Ich hab mein Sach Gott heimgestellt, BWV707/708

composer

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 1995
Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: April 1996
Total duration: 5 minutes 8 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)
Johannes Leon wrote eighteen verses for this chorale which begins ‘I have committed myself to God’. The association is with death and resurrection. The melody comes from a sixteenth-century song, and the chorale version of the melody is played here before the fugal prelude (BWV707, an early or possibly spurious work) and a colourful chorale harmonization (BWV708).

from notes by Ian Carson 1996

Johannes Leon schrieb achtzehn Strophen für diesen Choral. Kernbegriffe in diesem Werk sind Tod und Auferstehung. Die Melodie stammt von einem Lied aus dem siebzehnten Jahrhundert, und die Choralversion der Melodie kommt im fugalen Präludium (BWV707, ein frühes oder möglicherweise unechtes Werk) und einer anschaulichen Choralharmonie (BWV708) zum Vorschein.

aus dem Begleittext von Ian Carson 1996
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt

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