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Track(s) taken from CDA67809

Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BuxWV199

Chorale Prelude

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: January 2009
Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon & Sean Lewis
Release date: January 2010
Total duration: 3 minutes 23 seconds

Cover artwork: Church interior, with people at prayer in the foreground and a small procession in the main aisle by Bartolomeus van Bassen (c1590-1652)
Johnny van Haeften Gallery, London / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'The magnificent 1741 Wagner organ in Trondheim's Nidaros Cathedral. In possession of some pugnacious reeds and a thrilling 'pleno', it's an ideal choice for a disc which includes some big-boned praeludia as well as Buxtehude's most extended organ work: the imposing Fantasia on the Te Deum whose architectural acuity Herrick unfolds with magisterial authority … Herrick's flair for apposite registration illuminates at every turn … sonorously splendiferous' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The ambitions Te Deum and the grand Praeludium in C major confirm Buxtehude's inspiring originality. No wonder the young Bach once walked 200 miles to hear him play' (The Observer)
The Chorale Prelude on ‘Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott’, BuxWV199, demonstrates the same basic approach as that adopted in ‘Mensch, willt du leben seliglich’: the melody is treated line by line, each embellished and separated from the others by a brief interlude. The work winds down over a dominant and then a tonic pedal, and Buxtehude closes as he began, with a rising scale.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2010

Le Prélude-choral sur «Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott», BuxWV199, témoigne de la même approche fondamentale que «Mensch, willt du leben seliglich»: la mélodie est traitée phrase par phrase, chacune étant ornée et séparée des autres par un court interlude. L’œuvre descend doucement par-dessus une pédale de dominante puis de tonique avant de se terminer comme elle avait commencé, par une gamme ascendante.

extrait des notes rédigées par Relf Clark © 2010
Français: Hypérion

Das Choralvorspiel zu „Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott“, BuxWV199, folgt dem gleichen Grundansatz wie in „Mensch, willt du leben seliglich“: die Melodie wird Zeile für Zeile bearbeitet, die jeweils verziert und durch ein kurzes Zwischenspiel von den anderen abgesetzt wird. Das Werk beruhigt sich dann über einem Orgelton auf der Dominante, dann der Tonika, bis Buxtehude schließt wie er begann: mit einer aufsteigenden Skala.

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2010
Deutsch: Renate Wendel

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