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Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, BuxWV209

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 24 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)
Typically for Buxtehude, the Chorale Prelude on ‘Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist’, BuxWV209, gives to the uppermost voice an embellished version of the chorale melody, and the left hand and pedals supply a dignified accompaniment. The second and subsequent lines of the melody are introduced by short imitative interludes.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2012

Pour ne pas changer, le Prélude-choral sur «Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist», BuxWV209, attribue à la voix supérieure une version ornée de la mélodie du choral, qu’accompagnent dignement main gauche et pédalier. La deuxième ligne mélodique est, comme les suivantes, introduite par un court interlude imitatif.

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

Wie es für Buxtehude typisch ist, erklingt in dem Choralvorspiel „Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist“, BuxWV209, die Choralmelodie in verzierter Form in der Oberstimme, wozu die linke Hand und das Pedal eine würdevolle Begleitung liefern. Die zweite und folgenden Melodielinien werden durch kurze imitative Zwischenspiele eingeleitet.

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

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