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Track(s) taken from CDA67213/4

Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn 'Magnificat', BWV733

1708/17; Weimar

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: May 1998
Stadtkirche, Zofingen, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: January 1999
Total duration: 4 minutes 23 seconds

Other recordings available for download

John Butt (organ)
David Goode (organ) January 2018 Release


'This set marks a significant addition to the Christopher Herrick Bach archive and is a further manifestation of the happy collaboration between the artist and his excellent recording team' (Organists' Review)

'Hugely rewarding playing of the highest order' (The Scotsman)

'This disc is a 'must' for all who love this wonderful music' (Cathedral Music)
This is a setting of the chorale melody set to the words of the Magnificat from Luke chapter 1, a melody also known as the tonus peregrinus. BWV733 is a fugue in duple-time, played mostly in the manuals, though culminating powerfully with the pedals giving a full rendition of the melody. This striking structure—mostly manuals, but with pedals entering at the end for greater effect—is often associated with Pachelbel. The gravitas of these pedal entries are intensified by the other factors that crown the setting: a five part texture, with an extra tenor part emerging with the pedal; some magnificent stretti in the densely worked counterpoint of the inner parts; and a fine long pedal point below the final chromatic harmony.

from notes by George Parsons © 2017

Other albums featuring this work

Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 6
SIGCD806Download only 1 December 2017 Release
Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Cantata
Studio Master: CKD469Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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