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Track(s) taken from CDA66756

Heut' triumphieret Gottes Sohn, BWV630

composer
circa 1713/7; Weimar; Orgelbüchlein

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: May 1994
Stadtkirche, Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: October 1994
Total duration: 1 minutes 25 seconds
 

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Stephen Cleobury (organ)

Reviews

'Herrick's 'Orgelbüchlein' is in every way recommendable and these performances can stand among the finest in the catalogue' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Style, goût et invention sont parfaits … une approche magnifiquement virtuose, riche en couleurs et d'une articulation prodigieusement élaborée' (Diapason, France)
The celebratory mood of Heut’ triumphieret Gottes Sohn is splendidly appropriate to the feasts of Easter and the Ascension at which it was sung. The melody by Bartholomäus Gesius was published in 1601 with Kaspar Stolzhagen’s text of 1591. Albert Schweitzer, who so often had an apt interpretation of Bach’s pictorial intentions, sees in the pedal part ‘a hero pressing down his enemies’, referring to Christ’s victory over evil at Easter.

from notes by Emma Cleobury © 2016

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