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Track(s) taken from CDA67071/2

Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV695


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 46 seconds


'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)
‘Christ lay in the bonds of death’ is an Easter hymn by Martin Luther, set to the tune of another hymn for the same festival. The prelude is a fantasia in the form of a trio, with the chorale appearing in the alto, played here on the 4’ pedal stop.

from notes by Ian Carson 1996

Dieses ist eine Osterhymne von Martin Luther, die zur Melodie einer anderen Hymne für denselben feierlichen Anlaß vertont wurde. Das Präludium ist eine Fantasie in Gestalt eines Trio, in dem der Choral in einer Altstimme hervorscheint, die hier mit dem vierten Registerzug des Pedals gespielt wird.

aus dem Begleittext von Ian Carson 1996
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt

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