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Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn, BuxWV192

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 6 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 ‘Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn’, BuxWV192, Buxtehude sets an Advent melody later worked by J S Bach in Das Orgelbüchlein (BWV601). It is a typical example of a Buxtehude working, with an embellished version of the melody given to the uppermost voice and supported by a discreet accompaniment.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2012

Le Prélude-choral sur «Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn», BuxWV192, utilise une mélodie de l’Avent que J. S. Bach travaillera dans Das Orgelbüchlein (BWV601). Cette œuvre typique de Buxtehude voit une version ornée de la mélodie confiée à la voix supérieure et épaulée d’un discret accompagnement.

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

Im Choralvorspiel „Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn“, BuxWV192, vertont Buxtehude eine Adventsmelodie, die Johann Sebastian Bach später in seinem Orgelbüchlein (BWV601) verarbeitete. Es ist dies ein typisches Beispiel einer Buxtehude-Vertonung; die Melodie erscheint in verzierter Form in der obersten Stimme und wird von einer diskreten Begleitung unterstützt.

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

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