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