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Ten Chorale Preludes

'Eben: Organ Music, Vol. 3' (CDA67196)
Eben: Organ Music, Vol. 3
No 01: Da Christus geboren war
No 02: Die Nacht ist kommen
No 03: Es geht daher des Tages Schein
No 04: Es sind doch selig alle, die
No 05: Hinunter ist der Sonne Schein
No 06: Ich dank dir schon durch deinen Sohn
No 07: Jesu Kreuz, Leiden und Pein
No 08: Lob Gott getrost mit singen
No 09: Sonne der Gerechtigkeit
No 10: Wohlauf, die ihr hungrig seid

Ten Chorale Preludes
These are moderately difficult preludes to Bohemian Brotherhood hymns that can be used as concert pieces or in church services. They were originally commissioned by the Bärenreiter Verlag, a German classical music publisher, who was responsible for the choice of preludes. The publisher’ s requirements were difficult to meet since they wanted compositions suitable for use in church services, which could be played by organists without formal training and at the same time could be used as stand-alone concert pieces. For this reason a score was written on two staves instead of the three that are commonly used in organ music. I wanted to communicate the different individual characters of the hymns. The arrangements do not follow the traditional hymn prelude model, but assume different forms (e.g. passacaglia, ostinati etc.)

from notes by Petr Eben © 2002
English: Julia Rushworth and Atlas Translations

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Details for CDA67196 track 7
Ich dank dir schon durch deinen Sohn
Recording date
15 November 2000
Recording venue
Oslo Cathedral, Norway
Recording producer
Chris Hazell
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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  1. Eben: Organ Music, Vol. 3 (CDA67196)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: March 2002
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