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Track(s) taken from CDA67213/4

In dulci jubilo, BWV729

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: 2 minutes 43 seconds

Other recordings available for download

David Goode (organ) January 2018 Release
Ben-San Lau (organ)


'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)
As with BWV722, BWV729 presents the chorale played in homophony, as though in a liturgical setting, but with interpolations between the lines that sound extemporary. BWV729 has been made famous through its traditionally being played at the end of the service of Nine Lessons and Carols at King’s College, Cambridge. In the prelude, the interpolations become increasingly more virtuosic, with the note values increasing from quavers to triplet quavers to semiquavers. Despite the florid nature of these insertions, the overall affect of BWV729 is one of gravitas, which is striking given the more dance-like feel that can arise from the compound metre given to the chorale.

from notes by George Parsons © 2017

Other albums featuring this work

Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 6
SIGCD806Download only 1 December 2017 Release
Hyperion monthly sampler - January 2018
HYP201801Download-only sampler 29 December 2017 Release
Nine Lessons & Carols
Studio Master: KGS0001Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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