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Track(s) taken from CDA67876

Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BuxWV180

chorale prelude

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: January 2011
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Produced by Paul Spicer & Simon Eadon
Engineered by Dave Rowell & Simon Eadon
Release date: September 2011
Total duration: 3 minutes 26 seconds

Cover artwork: Interior of a Gothic Church (1787) by Johann Ludwig Ernst Morgenstern (1738-1819)
Schlossmuseum, Scholl Friedenstein, Gotha, Germany / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'Christopher Herrick's performances in this series have breathed musical life into the rich repertoire of organ music by Buxtehude and this release is no exception. The expressive and thoughtful interpretations of the repertoire presented on this disc make it a worthwhile addition to any collection' (International Record Review)

'Christopher Herrick clocks up another memorable recording. His terrifically nimble-fingered and fleet-footed playing betrays no sign of someone soon to be entering his eighth decade! There is surely nothing to be said against another complete set of Buxtehude's organ works when the music is this good or performed this well. The technical sound quality and chapel acoustics are very good, and the Trinity College organ —Metzler-built, like those in Herrick's celebrated complete Bach organ cycle, and dating back only as far as 1976, though incorporating seven ranks from Trinity predecessors from 1694 and 1708—sounds superb. Not particularly authentic but Buxtehude himself would almost certainly have enjoyed its breadth and power. As usual with Hyperion, the trilingual CD booklet gives excellent information on the music, track by track, not to mention a full description of the organ, including registrations for each of the pieces' (MusicWeb International)
The Chorale Prelude on ‘Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam’, BuxWV180, is typical of Buxtehude’s procedures, the organist’s right hand playing on a separate manual an embellished version of the melody, the left hand and pedals having a restrained accompaniment (which here seems suggestive of the Jordan’s gently flowing waters).

from notes by Relf Clark © 2011

Le Prélude-choral sur «Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam» BuxWV180 reprend des procédés chers à Buxtehude: la main droite de l’organiste exécute sur un manuel séparé une version ornée de la mélodie, tandis que la main gauche et le pédalier reçoivent un accompagnement discret (suggérant, semble-t-il, les eaux doucement fluentes du Jourdain).

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

Das Choralvorspiel „Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam“, BuxWV180, demonstriert die für Buxtehude charakteristische Technik, die rechte Hand des Organisten auf einem separaten Manual eine verzierte Version der Melodie spielen zu lassen, während die linke Hand und die Pedalstimme eine zurückhaltende Begleitung haben (die hier das sanfte Fließen des Jordans anzudeuten scheint).

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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