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Track(s) taken from CDA67666

Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BuxWV221

chorale prelude on the tune familiar from Nicolas Lebègue's Une vierge pucelle; text (1563) by Ludwig Hembold (English: From God shall naught divide me)

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 19 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 Chorale Prelude ‘Von Gott will ich nicht lassen’, BuxWV221 (‘From God shall naught divide me’) is based on a melody, secular in origin, familiar to organists through Nicolas Lebègue’s Une vierge pucelle. Ludwig Hembold’s text dates from 1563. By contrast with the previous prelude, the melody drowns in rich ornamentation, so much so that the piece would be ineffective as an introduction to the singing of the hymn; but the almost incessant semiquavers make this among the most Bach-like of these preludes.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2008

Le Prélude de choral «Von Gott will ich nicht lassen», BuxWV221 («De Dieu, rien ne me séparera») est bâti sur une mélodie d’origine profane, bien connue des organistes grâce à Une vierge pucelle de Nicolas Lebègue. Le texte de Ludwig Hembold date de 1563. Contrairement à BuxWV178, ce prélude—l’un des plus bachiens, par ses doubles croches quasi permanentes—a une mélodie si richement ornée qu’il ne pourrait absolument pas introduire le chant de l’hymne.

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

Das Choralpräludium „Von Gott will ich nicht lassen“, BuxWV221 basiert auf einer ursprünglich weltlichen Melodie, die Organisten durch Nicolas Lebègues Une vierge pucelle bekannt ist. Ludwig Hembolds Text stammt von 1563. Im Kontrast zum vorhergehenden Präludium erstickt die Melodie in reichen Verzierungen, aber die nahezu unablässigen Sechzehntel machen dies zu einem der Bachhaftesten unter den Präludien.

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

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