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Track(s) taken from CDA67666

Praeludium in G major, BuxWV162


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 2007
Helsingør Cathedral, Denmark
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: May 2008
Total duration: 5 minutes 36 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 major, BuxWV162 is a ‘prelude and fugue’ for manuals only. A fifteen-bar introduction leads to the first of the fugues, the subject of which is based on a descending figure. A short sustained passage is followed by the second fugue, a jolly, compound-time affair calling to mind the Fugue in C, BuxWV174; and a short extemporary coda rounds the work off.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2008

Le Praeludium en sol majeur, BuxWV162 est pour manuels seuls. Une introduction de quinze mesures mène à la première fugue, dont le sujet a pour base une figure descendante. Après un court passage tenu, la seconde fugue survient: gaie, écrite dans une mesure composée, elle rappelle la Fugue en ut, BuxWV174. Une brève coda à l’improvisade clôt l’œuvre.

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

Praeludium in G-Dur, BuxWV162 ist ein „Präludium und Fuge“ für Manuale. Eine Einleitung von fünfzehn Takten führt zur ersten Fuge, deren Thema auf einer absteigenden Figur beruht. Einer kurzen sostenuto-Passage folgt die zweite Fuge, eine lustige Angelegenheit in zusammengesetztem ungeradem Takt, die an die Fuge in C, BuxWV174 erinnert, und das Werk wird mit einer kurzen improvisierten Coda abgerundet.

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

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