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Track(s) taken from CDA67215

Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstest Gut, BWV1114

composer
Neumeister manuscript

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 1999
Stadtkirche, Zofingen, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: January 2000
Total duration: 2 minutes 48 seconds
 

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David Goode (organ)

Reviews

'Early—yet highly innovative—Bach in attractive performances, enhanced by the beautiful sound of this Metzler organ … This instrument is one of the most beautiful organs I have ever heard, and Herrick exploits every conceivable combination of stops to achieve a pleasing variety of colour' (Gramophone)

'The cleanness of tone is matched by Herrick's sober and dignified approach, in which the music is simply allowed to speak for itself. Herrick aims not to capture the moment, but to unfold the music before us clearly and logically, and does so with panache' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Herrick's performances are well paced, carefully conceived and imaginatively registered; the counterpoint is always clear, and chorale melodies distinctly voiced' (International Record Review)

'A perfect match of music, organ and player' (Classic CD)

'Warmly commended' (Organists' Review)

'Of the several versions of the Neumeister collection, this beats the lot' (Fanfare, USA)
BWV1114 is set in a darker flat tonality, after that of the original chorale. This is reflective of the text of chorale, a pained expression of a troubled conscience. The melody is given expressive treatment throughout, with ornamentation in the right hand over a gentle two-part accompaniment, and throughout there are running semiquavers to give impetus. Yet the text’s affect is never far away: even the extensive semiquaver passages in the second half of the prelude seem tinged with sadness.

from notes by George Parsons © 2017

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Bach: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 5
Studio Master: SIGCD805Download only NEWStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/3616CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
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