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Track(s) taken from CDA67198

Campanae gloriosae


Halgeir Schiager (organ)
Recording details: June 2004
Hedvig Eleonora Kyrhan, Stockholm, Sweden
Produced by Chris Hazell
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: January 2006
Total duration: 8 minutes 34 seconds


'Hyperion captures the organ of Stockholm's Hedvig Eleonora Church superbly—an object lesson in harnessing clarity and spaciousness in that trickiest of acoustics, the church. Eben is now in his 76th year, and though it's possible his intégrale may yet be incremented, these five volumes of organ music document a highly original voice of our times. In short, they demand to be heard' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Schiager has certainly proved his credentials as an advocate of Eben's music … his impeccable articulation, deft handling of the splendid three manual, 58-stop Grölunds organ of Stockholm's Hedvig Eleonora Church and complete grasp of each score, establish this entire series as a matchless point of reference to Eben's organ music' (International Record Review)

'Halgeir Schaiger's performances on the fine organ of Hedvig Eleonora Kyrkan, Stockholm (Grölunds Orgelbyggeri, Gammelstad, 1975-76), are probing and, where need be, electrifying. He is at all moments at the service of a quite extraordinary composer. Percussionist Eirik Raude and trumpeter Jan Fredrik Christiansen are splendid, and Schiager is at the top of his estimable game. I await the next volume' (Fanfare, USA)
Campanae gloriosae was written in 1999 as the result of a commission from the Cathedral of Trier to mark the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the cathedral organ built by the distinguished firm of Johannes Klais of Bonn, an instrument of four manuals and sixty-seven stops. The work is a colourful fantasy based upon the notes of the five bells of the cathedral which strike the hours in a descending sequence a´, e´, f#´, c#´, a, plus the two small bells sounding a third – c´´´ and ab´´ – of the neighbouring church of St Gangolf. The work, dedicated by the composer to the Cathedral in Trier, was given its first performance on 11 May 1999 during the Trier International Organ Days, played by the cathedral organist Josef Still.

from notes by Graham Melville-Mason © 2006

Campanae gloriosae fut écrite en 1999 suite à un commande de la cathédrale de Trèves pour les vingt-cinq ans de son orgue, un instrument à quatre manuels et soixante-sept registres fabriqué par l’éminente maison de Johannes Klais, à Bonn. Cette œuvre est une fantaisie colorée fondée sur les notes des cinq cloches de la cathédrale qui sonnent les heures en une séquence descendante (la3, mi3, fa3#, ut3#, la2), à laquelle s’ajoutent les deux petites cloches de l’église voisine de Saint-Gangolf, qui sonnent une tierce (ut5 et la4b). Dédiée à la cathédrale de Trèves, Campanae gloriosae fut créée le 11 mai 1999 par l’organiste titulaire, Josef Still, dans le cadre des Trier International Organ Days.

extrait des notes rédigées par Graham Melville-Mason © 2006
Français: Hypérion

Campanae gloriosae entstand 1999 auf Grund eines Auftrags des Trierer Doms aus Anlass des fünfundzwanzigjährigen Jubiläums der Domorgel, gebaut von der namhaften Bonner Firma Johannes Klais, ein Instrument mit vier Maunalen und siebenundsechzig Registern. Die Komposition ist eine bunte Fantasie, die auf den Tönen der fünf Glocken des Doms beruht, die in der absteigenden Sequenz a´, e´, f#´, c#´, a, die Stunden schlagen; hinzu kommen die beiden kleinen Glocken der benachbarten Kirche St. Gangolf, die in der Terz c´´´ and ab´´ klingen. Das Werk, vom Komponisten dem Trierer Dom gewidmet, wurde am 11. Mai 1999 im Zuge der Trierer Internationalen Orgeltage vom Domorganisten Josef Still uraufgeführt.

aus dem Begleittext von Graham Melville-Mason © 2006
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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