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Track(s) taken from CDA67855

Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BuxWV200

chorale prelude

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: 3 minutes 38 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)
In the Chorale Prelude on ‘Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott’, BuxWV200 a subtly ornamented version of the Whitsuntide melody appears in the highest voice, and for the most part the lower ones provide an elegant accompaniment; but at bar 28 they briefly take the stage with a fugal exposition which introduces the next entry, and joy at the descent of the Holy Spirit is signified by the florid coda.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2011

Dans le Prélude-choral sur «Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott» BuxWV200, une version subtilement ornée de la mélodie de Pentecôte apparaît à la voix la plus aiguë, les voix inférieures fournissant, le plus souvent, un élégant accompagnement; à la mesure 28, pourtant, elles occupent brièvement le devant de la scène avec une exposition fuguée introduisant l’entrée suivante; la joie à la descente de l’Esprit saint est signifiée par la coda ornée.

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

Im Choralpräludium über „Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott“, BuxWV200 erscheint eine subtil verzierte Version der Pfingstmelodie in der höchsten Stimme, und über weite Strecken sorgen die tieferen Stimmen für elegante Begleitung, doch mit Takt 28 übernehmen sie kurzzeitig die Bühne mit einer fugalen Exposition, die den nächsten Einsatz vorbereitet, und die Freude über die Ausschüttung des Heiligen Geistes findet ihren Ausdruck in einer blumigen Coda.

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

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