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Variations and finale on 'Ah vous dirai-je, Maman', Op 90
published by Simrock in 1828

'Organ Fireworks, Vol. 13' (CDA67734)
Organ Fireworks, Vol. 13
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Part 01: Introduction: Maestoso – Theme
Part 02: Variation 1
Part 03: Variation 2
Part 04: Variation 3
Part 05: Variation 4: Larghetto
Part 06: Variation 5
Part 07: Variation 6
Part 08: Variation 7: Andantino
Part 09: Variation 8
Part 10: Variation 9
Part 11: Finale fugato: Allegro moderato

Variations and finale on 'Ah vous dirai-je, Maman', Op 90
Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck (1770–1846) was born in Elgersburg, Thuringia, studied with J C Kittel (1732–1809), a pupil of J S Bach, and eventually became Kantor at the music school in Darmstadt, in which town he was court organist. He composed prolifically, and an organ primer of his enjoyed wide currency. Based on a tune made familiar by Mozart (K265) and generally associated with the words ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star’, Rinck’s Variations and finale on ‘Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman’, Op 90, was published by Simrock in 1828. A minor-key introduction leads to a simple harmonization of the tune, and there then follow nine variations and a spirited finale, which takes the form of a fugato.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2009

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Details for CDA67734 track 11
Variation 7: Andantino
Recording date
2 June 2008
Recording venue
Västerås Cathedral, Sweden
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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  1. Organ Fireworks, Vol. 13 (CDA67734)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: May 2009
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