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Track(s) taken from CDA67577

Die ganze Welt hast du uns überlassen 'Blues Chorale'


Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: January 2006
Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, USA
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Andrés Villalta
Release date: August 2006
Total duration: 3 minutes 11 seconds


'As we have come to expect from Christopher Herrick and Hyperion everything is done to the highest standard. The varied and exciting programme is convincingly played, making full use of the extensive tonal spread of the organ, whilst the accompanying programme notes are both comprehensive and interesting … another fine organ firework display, which I'm certain readers will enjoy' (Cathedral Music)

'Christopher Herrick is his usual inimitable self, combing a sense of fun with a spontaneous grandeur which is at times, totally arresting. The listener is also regaled with the impressive sound of the Lay Family Organ in Dallas, Texas, a 4535-pipe monster. Volume XII please?' (Classical.net)

'Some wonderful pieces to hear … the rich sounding recording makes the most of the fireworks' (Essex Chronicle)
The prelude on Die ganze Welt hast du uns überlassen (‘You have entrusted the whole world to our care’) by Hans-Martin Kiefer (b1956) is from Jazz Inspirations for Organ. Based on a melody from the German Protestant hymn-book Evangelische Gesangbuch, in traditional blues fashion it features a louche ‘walking’ bass, syncopated left-hand chords, and some amazingly nimble passagework for the right hand.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2006

Le prélude sur Die ganze Welt hast du uns überlassen («Tu nous as confié le monde entier») de Hans-Martin Kiefer (né en 1956) provient des Jazz Inspirations for Organ. Fondé sur une mélodie de l’hymnaire protestant allemand Evangelische Gesangbuch, il présente, à la mode du blues traditionnel, une «walking bass» sombre, des accords syncopés à la main gauche et des passages étonnamment agiles à la main droite.

extrait des notes rédigées par Relf Clark © 2006
Français: Hypérion

Das Vorspiel von Hans-Martin Kiefer (geb. 1956) zu Die ganze Welt hast du uns überlassen stammt aus dem Sammelband Jazz Inspirations for Organ. Das Stück beruht auf einer Melodie aus dem deutschen Evangelischen Gesangbuch. Das Stück ist im Stile eines traditionellen Blues gehalten und zeichnet sich durch einen dubiosen Laufbass, synkopierte Akkorde in der linken Hand und ein paar erstaunlich vertrackte Läufe für die rechte Hand aus.

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2006
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

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