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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67577
Recording details: January 2006
Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, USA
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Andrés Villalta
Release date: August 2006
Total duration: 3 minutes 11 seconds

'As we have come to expect from Christopher Herrick and Hyperion everything is done to the highest standard. The varied and exciting programme is convincingly played, making full use of the extensive tonal spread of the organ, whilst the accompanying programme notes are both comprehensive and interesting … another fine organ firework display, which I'm certain readers will enjoy' (Cathedral Music)

'Christopher Herrick is his usual inimitable self, combing a sense of fun with a spontaneous grandeur which is at times, totally arresting. The listener is also regaled with the impressive sound of the Lay Family Organ in Dallas, Texas, a 4535-pipe monster. Volume XII please?' (Classical.net)

'Some wonderful pieces to hear … the rich sounding recording makes the most of the fireworks' (Essex Chronicle)

Die ganze Welt hast du uns überlassen 'Blues Chorale'
composer
2003

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The prelude on Die ganze Welt hast du uns überlassen (‘You have entrusted the whole world to our care’) by Hans-Martin Kiefer (b1956) is from Jazz Inspirations for Organ. Based on a melody from the German Protestant hymn-book Evangelische Gesangbuch, in traditional blues fashion it features a louche ‘walking’ bass, syncopated left-hand chords, and some amazingly nimble passagework for the right hand.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2006

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