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Track(s) taken from CDA67421/2

Pavana Philippi


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: August 2002
Norrfjärden Kyrka, Piteå, Sweden
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: August 2003
Total duration: 6 minutes 49 seconds


'…this is really inspiring playing with some compelling insights into the structure of Sweelinck's often monumental pieces.' (Early Music Review)

'This set is obviously the outcome of a thorough, deeply pondered approach. It more then renders justice to Sweelinck's music by bringing out its variety, inventiveness and fanciful exuberance. Strongly recommended.' (Fanfare, USA)

'Herrick, who is up to all the technical demands made by the music, aptly uses early keyboard fingering, while his carefully chosen registrations … are a real treat for the ear' (Goldberg)
In Pavana Philippi Sweelinck takes a pavane that Peter Philips wrote while incarcerated in prison in the Hague, and transmutes its characteristic keyboard figuration into something more vocal in style. At the end he appends a variation of his own, reverting to a more overtly keyboard manner.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 2003

Dans la Pavana Philippi, Sweelinck reprend une pavane que Peter Philips avait écrite lorsqu’il était incarcéré à La Hayes. Il transforma les figurations idiomatiques du clavier en un style empreint d’une plus grande vocalité pour ajouter, en conclusion, une variation de son cru qui renoue avec une écriture plus ouvertement destinée au clavier.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Westrop © 2003
Français: Isabelle Battioni

In der Pavana Philippi nimmt Sweelinck eine Pavane, die Peter Philips während seiner Inhaftierung in einem Gefängnis von Den Haag komponiert hatte, und verwandelt jene für Tasteninstrumente typischen Läufe in etwas Gesanglicheres. Am Ende fügt er eine eigene Variation hinzu, wobei er offen wieder zu einem dem Tasteninstrument eigenen Stil zurückkehrt.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 2003
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

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