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Track(s) taken from CDA67139

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV764


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: April 1999
Pfarrkirche St Michael, Kaisten, Switzerland
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: July 1999
Total duration: 1 minutes 9 seconds


'This boldly presented recital … holds the listener from beginning to end' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'Herrick's technical mastery is stunningly apparent' (Contemporary Review)
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV764, sets the first three lines of the choral plus the beginning of the repeat of the first. The chorale melody appears as a cantus firmus in the right hand above imitative accompanying voices. To introduce the repeat of the first line of the tune, just before the music breaks off, Bach expands his motif with extra decorative notes and also alters the speed at which the harmony changes.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1999

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV764 met en musique les trois premiers versets du choral, plus le début de la reprise du premier. La mélodie du choral apparaît sous forme d’un cantus firmus à la main droite, au-dessus de voix accompagnantes imitatives. Pour introduire la reprise du premier verset de la mélodie, juste avant l’interruption du fragment, Bach prolonge son motif à l’aide de notes décoratives et altère la vitesse de changement de l’harmonie.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Westrop © 1999
Français: Hypérion

Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern BWV 764 vertont die ersten drei Zeilen des Chorals und dazu den Anfang der Wiederholung der ersten Zeile. Die Choralmelodie tritt als Cantus firmus in der rechten Hand über imitativen Begleitstimmen in Erscheinung. Um die Wiederholung der ersten Melodiezeile einzuführen, erweitert Bach, kurz bevor die Musik abbricht, sein Motiv mit zusätzlichen auszierenden Noten und ändert außerdem das Tempo des harmonischen Wechsels.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Westrop © 1999
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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