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Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BuxWV220

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)
Based on a melody later worked by Bach, in the Leipzig Chorales (the ‘Eighteen’), the Chorale Prelude on ‘Von Gott will ich nicht lassen’, BuxWV220, is typical of Buxtehude’s procedures in having the melody treated line by line, each introduced by a short episode. The first line is presented without embellishment; subsequent ones are increasingly embellished, and the last is extended into a florid coda above a long-held tonic pedal.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2012

Fondé sur une mélodie réutilisée par Bach dans ses «Dix-huit chorals», le Prélude-choral sur «Von Gott will ich nicht lassen», BuxWV220, est typiquement buxtehudien en ce qu’il présente la mélodie ligne par ligne, toutes introduites par un court épisode. La première est exposée sans ornement, à l’encontre des suivantes, de plus en plus ornées, la dernière se prolongeant en une coda fleurie, par-dessus une pédale tenue de tonique.

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

Dem Choralvorspiel „Von Gott will ich nicht lassen“, BuxWV220, liegt eine Melodie zugrunde, die Bach später in seinen „Leipziger Chorälen“ vertonte. Dieses Werk ist insofern typisch für Buxtehude, als dass die Melodie Zeile für Zeile verarbeitet und jeweils mit einer kurzen Episode eingeleitet wird. Die erste Melodielinie wird ohne Verzierung präsentiert, die folgenden jedoch mit zunehmender Ausschmückung und die letzte wird in eine blumige Coda über einem lang ausgehaltenen Orgelpunkt in der Tonika ausgedehnt.

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

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