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Track(s) taken from CDA67071/2

An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV653b

composer
pedale doppio

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 1995
Jesuitenkirche, Lucerne, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: April 1996
Total duration: 4 minutes 11 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)
This is probably an earlier version of BWV653 from the Leipzig chorale preludes. The text is based on the Psalm ‘By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept’ which, in the German translation, mentions the organ. This version has come down to us in a manuscript in the hand of the composer J G Walther, and increases the number of voices from four to five by featuring a double pedal part.

from notes by Ian Carson © 1996

Dieses ist wahrscheinlich eine frühere Version des BWV653 der Leipziger Choralpräludien. Der Text stammt aus einem Psalm ‘An Wasserflüssen von Babylon saßen wir und weinten’, und in seiner deutschen Übersetzung wird im Choral die Orgel erwähnt. Diese Version ist uns in einem Manuskript aus der Hand des Komponisten J. G. Walther erhalten geblieben und erhöht durch das Einführen eines doppelten Orgelpedalteils die Zahl der Stimmen von vier auf fünf.

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

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