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Track(s) taken from CDA67855

Danket dem Herren, BuxWV181

chorale variations

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 2010
St-Louis-en-l'Île, Paris, France
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon & Will Brown
Release date: March 2011
Total duration: 2 minutes 55 seconds

Cover artwork: A Church Interior by Anthonie de Lorme (1610-1673)
Johnny van Haeften Gallery, London / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'The Praeludium in F sharp minor brings the disc to an arresting conclusion. The performance is exhilarating and Herrick judges the pacing to perfect dramatic ends while also having the opportunity to show off his brilliantly agile pedal technique … this recording, along with its two predecessors in the series, is a first-rate addition to the catalogue. On this evidence, Herrick's next release should be eagerly awaited' (International Record Review)
The Chorale Variations on ‘Danket dem Herren’, BuxWV181 comprise three sections or ‘verses’. In the first, the unembellished melody is given to the highest of the three voices; in the second it is the middle voice (unusually for Buxtehude) and played on an eight-foot pedal stop; and in the third it is the lowest voice.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2011

Les Variations-choral sur «Danket dem Herren» BuxWV181 comprend trois sections ou «strophes». Dans la première, la mélodie non ornée est confiée à la plus aiguë des trois voix; dans la deuxième, elle est à la voix intermédiaire (ce qui est rare chez Buxtehude) et est jouée sur un huit-pieds; dans la dernière, elle est à la voix inférieure.

extrait des notes rédigées par Relf Clark © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Die Choralvariationen über „Danket dem Herren“, BuxWV181 besteht aus drei Abschnitten oder Versen. Im ersten Abschnitt erscheint die Melodie ohne Verzierungen in den höchsten der drei Stimmlagen; im zweiten Abschnitt erscheint sie (ungewöhnlich für Buxtehude) in der mittleren auf einem achtfüßigen Posaunenregister im Pedal; und im dritten Abschnitt in der tiefsten Stimme.

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2011
Deutsch: Henning Weber

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