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Track(s) taken from CDA67666

Auf meinen lieben Gott, BuxWV179

chorale variations on Siegmund Weingärtner's 1609 melody associated with Jacob Regnart's 1574 words (English: In God, my faithful God, I trust, when dark my soul)

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 2007
Helsingør Cathedral, Denmark
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: May 2008
Total duration: 4 minutes 17 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 Variations on ‘Auf meinen lieben Gott’, BuxWV179 are based on a text by Jacob Regnart (‘In God, my faithful God, I trust, when dark my soul’) dating from 1574; Siegmund Weingärtner’s melody dates from 1609. The four movements are those of the classic Baroque suite—Allemande, Courante, Sarabande and Gigue—and in each of them the melody is ornamented and given to the uppermost voice.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2008

Le Choral à variations sur «Auf meinen lieben Gott», BuxWV179 se fonde sur un texte de Jacob Regnart («En toi, mon Dieu aimé») datant de 1574; quant à la mélodie de Siegmund Weingärtner, elle remonte à 1609. Les quatre mouvements, qui sont ceux de la suite baroque traditionnelle (Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gigue), voient chacun la mélodie ornée et confiée à la voix la plus aiguë.

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

Die Choralvariationen über „Auf meinen lieben Gott“, BuxWV179 beruhen auf einem Text von Jacob Regnart von 1574; Siegmund Weingärtners Weise datiert von 1609. Die vier Sätze sind die einer klassischen Barocksuite—Allemande, Courante, Sarabande und Gigue—und in jedem wird die Melodie in der Oberstimme angestimmt und verziert.

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

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