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Track(s) taken from CDA67964

Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn, BuxWV201

Chorale Prelude

Christopher Herrick (organ)
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Recording details: February 2012
Mariager Klosterkirke, Denmark
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: December 2012
Total duration: 2 minutes 37 seconds

Cover artwork: Church Interior by Hendrik Cornelisz van Vliet (c1611-1675)
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent, Belgium / © Lukas - Art in Flanders VZW / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'A simply splendid album. The organ … is a delight to the ears, its manifest charms precisely mapped out in detailed registrations provided in the excellent booklet … above all, of course, is Herrick's immensely enjoyable playing … all in all a delight to the ears which brings a smile to the face and a lift to the soul' (Gramophone)

'Hugely successful … Herrick's performance of the Praeludium … is packed with personality and character … the freedom with which Herrick approaches this piece and the extent to which is it possible to hear the performer's voice, as well as that of the composer, projected in this performance, cannot be described as anything other than exhilarating … Herrick's playing is characteristically excellent throughout. His performances of the free works are, without exception, rhetorically engaging and lively, while the chorale melodies sing beautifully, such is his sensitive approach to musical line … very highly recommended' (International Record Review)

'Herrick's generously-timed programme consists of an entertaining mix of items, mainly Praeludia or Chorale Preludes. Slower, ruminative pieces alternate with boisterous, dramatic works in a recital that manages to be both elegant and fulgurous, profound and sensuous. Works generally run to less than four minutes each, but short does not equate with inconsequential in Buxtehude's music: even the merest pieces speak volumes about the composer's imagination, virtuosity and originality … this set ought to be the primary destination for collectors' (MusicWeb International)
In the Chorale Prelude on ‘Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn’, BuxWV201, the melody is broken up and embellished, and each of its six lines is introduced by a short passage in which the material of that line is given a simple imitative treatment. In typical Buxtehude fashion, the final line of the melody is more florid.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2012

Dans le Prélude-choral sur «Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn», BuxWV201, la mélodie, brisée et embellie, voit un court passage introduire chacune de ses six lignes, le matériau étant traité en simple imitation. Comme toujours, Buxtehude orne davantage la dernière ligne de la mélodie.

extrait des notes rédigées par Relf Clark © 2012
Français: Hypérion

In dem Choralvorspiel „Kommt her zu mir, spricht Gottes Sohn“, BuxWV201, ist die Melodie unterbrochen und ausgeschmückt und die sechs Melodielinien werden jeweils mit einer kurzen Passage eingeleitet, in der das Material der Linie mit schlichter Imitation gesetzt ist. Wie es für Buxtehude charakteristisch ist, wird die letzte Melodielinie verziert ausgestaltet.

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2012
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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