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Track(s) taken from CDA67213/4

Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV738

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: 1 minutes 22 seconds

Other recordings available for download

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)
BWV738 is a sprightly setting, full of semiquavers, and stile brisé figurations—the broken-chord texture typical for harpsichord music. The chorale melody is easy to pick out at the top of the textures, amidst the decorations. These are given as semiquavers that have a triplet feel, given the use of two time signatures: 12/8 and 4/4. The figurations in the manuals often go against the beat, giving the music impetus and vitality.

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: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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