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Track(s) taken from CDA67876

Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BuxWV182


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: 2 minutes 57 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 ‘Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich’, BuxWV182, a Christmas prelude, is remarkable for the ornamentation of the melody, especially in the final bars, where the right hand’s concluding flourish embraces the G just above the stave and the G two octaves lower.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2011

Le Prélude-choral sur «Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich» BuxWV182, un prélude de Noël, vaut par l’ornementation de la mélodie, surtout dans les dernières mesures, quand la fioriture conclusive de la main droite embrasse le sol juste au-dessus de la portée et celui deux octaves plus bas.

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

Das Weihnachtsvorspiel „Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich“, BuxWV182, ist aufgrund der Ornamentation der Melodie bemerkenswert, insbesondere in den letzten Takten, wo die Schlussfigur in der rechten Hand das G gerade oberhalb des Notensystems und das G zwei Oktaven tiefer umfasst.

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

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