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Vater unser im Himmelreich, BuxWV219

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 21 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)
The Chorale Prelude on ‘Vater unser im Himmelreich’, BuxWV219, gives to the right hand a lightly embellished version of Luther’s melody, and the left hand and pedals provide appropriately sober support. As in ‘Kommt her zu mir’, the second and subsequent lines of the melody are introduced by short episodes imitative in character.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2012

Le Prélude-choral sur «Vater unser im Himmelreich», BuxWV219, octroie à la main droite une version légèrement ornée de la mélodie de Luther, main gauche et pédalier apportant un soutien d’une sobriété bienvenue. Comme dans «Kommt her zu mir», toutes les lignes de la mélodie, à partir de la deuxième, sont introduites par de courts épisodes imitatifs.

extrait des notes rédigées par Relf Clark © 2012

Das Choralvorspiel „Vater unser im Himmelreich“, BuxWV219, überträgt der rechten Hand eine leicht verzierte Version der lutherischen Melodie, während die linke Hand und die Pedalstimme für eine entsprechend schlichte Begleitung sorgen. Ebenso wie in „Kommt her zu mir“ werden die zweiten und folgenden Melodielinien durch kurze imitative Episoden eingeleitet.

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

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