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Track(s) taken from CDA67666

Fuga in C major, BuxWV174

'jig' fugue

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 2007
Helsingør Cathedral, Denmark
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: May 2008
Total duration: 2 minutes 52 seconds

Cover artwork: Procession in a Cathedral by Bartolomeus van Bassen (c1590-1652)
Leeds Museums and Art Galleries (Temple Newsam House), UK / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'A magnificent sound … Herrick's razor-sharp articulation is at one with Buxtehude's fastidiously chiselled counterpoint … an auspicious beginning' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Herrick displays great energy and a keen ear for registrational variety' (American Record Guide)

'Herrick embarks on another epic for Hyperion, and the first instalment whets the appetite. Buxtehude's delicate contrapuntal intricacy is offset by occasional flamboyance … the organ of Helsingør Cathedral, on Buxtehude's home ground of Denmark, offers an excellent colour' (Classical Music)
The Fugue in C major, BuxWV174 is Buxtehude’s ‘jig’ fugue and although for manuals only may be thought of as a precursor of the Fugue in G major, BWV577 attributed to J S Bach. Its form is not uncommon in Buxtehude’s fugues, i.e. exposition (bars 1–30), second exposition (bars 31–60) and coda.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2008

La Fugue en ut majeur, BuxWV174, la fugue en «gigue» de Buxtehude, est pour manuels seuls, mais on peut la considérer comme la devancière de la Fugue en sol majeur, BWV577 attribuée à J. S. Bach. Sa forme—exposition (mesures 1–30), seconde exposition (mesures 31–60) et coda—n’a rien d’exceptionnel dans les fugues de Buxtehude.

extrait des notes rédigées par Relf Clark © 2008
Français: Hypérion

Die Fuge in C-Dur, BuxWV174 ist Buxtehudes „Gigue“-Fuge und obwohl ausschließlich für Manuale lässt sie sich als Vorgängerin der Fuge in G-Dur, BWV577 betrachten, die J. S. Bach zugeschrieben ist. Ihre Form ist in Buxtehudes Fugen nicht ungewöhnlich: Exposition (Takte 1–30), zweite Exposition (Takte 31–60) und Coda.

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2008
Deutsch: Renate Wendel

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