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Track(s) taken from CDA67666

Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV150


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 2007
Helsingør Cathedral, Denmark
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: May 2008
Total duration: 6 minutes 46 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 Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV150 has much in common with that in D major, BuxWV139, although it has three fugues instead of one. It begins with an improvisatory passage (here, though, of an imitative character and unfolding over a long tonic pedal) followed by a four-voice fugue; a sustained passage (introduced by a short pedal trill); and two more fugues, the first lively and short (its subject consisting almost entirely of semiquavers) the second more solid in character.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2008

Même s’il compte non une mais trois fugues, le Praeludium en sol mineur, BuxWV150 a beaucoup en commun avec celui en ré majeur, BuxWV139. À un passage inaugural de caractère improvisé (mais plutôt imitatif, étiré sur une longue pédale de tonique) succèdent une fugue à quatre voix; un passage tenu (introduit par un court trille au pédalier); et deux autres fugues, la première enjouée et brève (son sujet est presque entièrement constitué de doubles croches), la seconde plus charpentée.

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

Praeludium in g-Moll, BuxWV150 haben viel mit dem in D-Dur, BuxWV139, gemein, obwohl es hier drei Fugen gibt statt nur einer. Das Werk beginnt mit einer improvisatorischen Passage (die hier jedoch imitativen Charakter besitzt und sich über einem langen Orgelton auf der Tonika entfaltet), gefolgt von einer vierstimmigen Fuge, einer sostenuto-Passage (die durch einen kurzen Pedaltriller eingeleitet wird) und zwei weiteren Fugen; die erste lebhaft und kurz (ihr Thema besteht fast ausschließlich aus Sechzehnteln) die zweite von soliderem Charakter.

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

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