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George Ritchie
Bach's Instrumental Works

Contents

Complete Organ Works on Ornament
Other Recordings of Organ Works
Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works
Recordings of Chamber Works
Recordings of Orchestral Works
Recordings of Musical Offering & Art of Fugue
Recordings of Vocal Works

George Ritchie - Short Biography

Review: The Art of Fugue and late organ works - played by George Ritchie [2-CD+DVD]

Recordings

Complete Organ Works on Raven

B-1

J.S. Bach: Organ Works Complete [Box Set]

Includes: [R-1] - [R-6] below.

George Ritchie (Organ)

Raven Records

1992-2003

11-CD / TT: 802:25

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R-1

J.S. Bach: Organ Works, Vol. I: German Virtuosity & Italian Elegance

Prelude & Fugue in D major ("Little"), BWV 532 [10:28]
Toccata & Fugue in F major, BWV 540 [14:37]
Fantasia & Fugue in G minor ("Great"), BWV 542 [12:27]
Canzona in D minor, BWV 588 [6:01]
Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 [12:42]
Chorale Partita Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig, BWV 768 [19:25]

George Ritchie (Organ) [Fritts-Richards organ]

Raven Records 250

1992

CD / TT: 77:45

Recorded at St. Alphonsus Parish Church, Seattle, Washington, USA.
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R-2

J.S. Bach: Organ Works, Vol. II: Leipzig Mastery

Trio Sonata No. 4 in E minor BWV 528 [10:13]
Trio Sonata No. 5 in C major BWV 529 [14:51]
Prelude & Fugue in B minor, BWV 544 [13:02]
Prelude & Fugue in E minor ("Wedge"), BWV 548 [13:58]
Eighteen (Leipzig) Chorales:
Chorale Prelude (Fantasia super) Komm, Heiliger Geist, BWV 651 [6:04]
Chorale Prelude Komm, heiliger Geist (I), BWV 652 [9:02]
Chorale Prelude An Wasserflüssen Babylon (I), BWV 653 [5:14]
Chorale Prelude Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (I), BWV 654 [7:28]
Chorale Prelude (Trio super) Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (I), BWV 655 [4:23]
Chorale Prelude O Lamm Gottes unschuldig (II), BWV 656 [7:51]
Chorale Prelude Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657 [4:52]
Chorale Prelude Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658 [3:54]
Chorale Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (II), BWV 659 [4:27]
Chorale Prelude (Trio super) Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (I), BWV 660 [2:47]
Chorale Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (IV), BWV 661 [2:53]
Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (I), BWV 662 [7:32]
Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (III), BWV 663 [6:30]
Chorale Prelude (Trio super) Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 664 [5:26]
Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (II), BWV 665 [4:16]
Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (IV), BWV 666 [3:23]
Chorale Prelude Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist (III), BWV 667 [2:32]
Chorale Prelude Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit (I), BWV 668 [4:14]
Canonic variations on the Christmas hymn Vom himmel hoch, da komm ich her (II), BWV 769 [12:51]

George Ritchie (Organ) Two Taylor & Boody organs: Christ Church Cathedral, 1992; Holy Cross, 1985]

Raven Records 300

1995

2-CD / TT: 154:00

Recorded at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, Indiana; Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.
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R-3

J.S. Bach: Organ Works, Vol. III: For Music Lovers and Connoisseurs

Trio Sonata No. 6 in G major BWV 530 [15:23]
Prelude & Fugue in C minor, BWV 546 [12:16]
Schübler Chorales:
Chorale Prelude Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 [4:28]
Chorale Prelude Wo soll ich fliehen hin (I), BWV 646 [1:59]
Chorale Prelude Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (II), BWV 647 [4:01]
Chorale Prelude Meine Seele erhebet den Herren, BWV 648 [2:34]
Chorale Prelude Ach bleib' bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649 [2:44]
Chorale Prelude Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650 [3:32]
Clavier-Übung III:
Prelude & Fugue in E flat major ("St. Anne"), BWV 552: Prelude [8:57]
Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit (I), BWV 669 [3:17]
Chorale Prelude Christe, aller Welt Trost (I), BWV 670 [4:28]
Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist (I), BWV 671 [5:07]
Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit (II), BWV 672 [1:38]
Chorale Prelude Christe, aller Welt Trost (II), BWV 673 [1:10]
Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist (II), BWV 674 [1:24]
Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (V), BWV 675 [3:49]
Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (VI), BWV 676 [5:23]
Chorale Prelude (Fughetta super) Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 677 [1:23]
Chorale Prelude Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot (II), BWV 678 [4:54]
Chorale Prelude (Fughetta super) Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot, BWV 679 [2:12]
Chorale Prelude Wir glauben all an einen Gott (I), BWV 680 [3:23]
Chorale Prelude (Fughetta super) Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 681 [1:24]
Chorale Prelude Vater unser im Himmelreich (II), BWV 682 [6:49]
Chorale Prelude Vater unser im Himmelreich (III), BWV 683 [1:36]
Chorale Prelude Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam (I), BWV 684 [4:50]
Chorale Prelude Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam (II), BWV 685 [1:38]
Chorale Prelude Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (I), BWV 686 [6:24]
Chorale Prelude Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (II), BWV 687 [4:42]
Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (VI), BWV 688 [3:47]
Chorale Prelude (Fuga super) Jesus Christus unser Heiland, BWV 689 [4:27]
Duets BWV 802-805 [2:58, 3:54, 2:51, 3:14]
Prelude & Fugue in E flat major ("St. Anne"), BWV 552: Fugue [7:02]

George Ritchie (Organ) [John Brombaugh magnum opus organ]

Raven Records 400

May 1996

2-CD / TT: 138:54

Recorded at Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tennessee, USA.
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R-4

J.S. Bach: Organ Works, Vol. IV: Foreign Influences

Trio Sonata No. 1 in E flat major BWV 525 [15:00]
Trio Sonata No. 2 in C minor BWV 526 [12:39]
Toccata & Fugue in D minor ("Dorian"), BWV 538 [13:28]
Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV 541 [8:21]
Prelude & Fugue in A minor ("The Great"), BWV 543 [10:18]
Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV 547 [10:01]
Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 562 [6:11]
Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564 [15:19]
Pièce d'orgue (Fantasia) in G major, BWV 572 [9:15]
Fugue in G major ("Jig"), BWV 577 [3:35]
Fugue in G minor ("Little"), BWV 578 [4:39]
Fugue on a theme by Corelli in B minor, BWV 579 [6:00]
Alla breve in D major, BWV 589 [6:22]
Concerto No. 1 in G major (after Duke J. Ernst), BWV 592 [7:44]
Concerto No. 2 in A minor (after A. Vivaldi), BWV 593 [12:09]
Concerto No.5 in D minor (after A. Vivaldi), BWV 596 [11:01]

George Ritchie (Organ) [Fritz Noack organ built in the 18th-century style of Zacharias Hildebrandt at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church; Munetaka Yokota organ built in the style of Hildebrandt and Silbermann California State University]

Raven Records 470

2000

2-CD / TT: 143:44

Recorded at California State University, Chico, California; Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas, USA.
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R-5

J.S. Bach: Organ Works, Vol. V: Orgelbüchlein Plus

Trio Sonata No. 3 in D minor BWV 527 [5:21, 6:54, 4:20]
Prelude & Fugue in F minor, BWV 534 [4:04, 5:28]
Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 [5:07, 4:26]
Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV 545 [2:05, 3:56]
Concerto No. 4 in C major (after Duke J. Ernst), BWV 595 [5:01]
Orgelbüchlein:
Chorale Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (I), BWV 599 [1:38]
Chorale Prelude Gott, durch deine Güte, BWV 600 [1:21]
Chorale Prelude Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn (I), BWV 601 [1:38]
Chorale Prelude Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott (I), BWV 602 [0:51]
Chorale Prelude Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV 603 [1:52]
Chorale Prelude Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (I), BWV 604 [1:23]
Chorale Prelude Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich (I), BWV 605 [1:54]
Chorale Prelude Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (I), BWV 606 [0:48]
Chorale Prelude Vom Himmel kam der Engel schar, BWV 607 [1:10]
Chorale Prelude In dulci jubilo (I), BWV 608 [1:42]
Chorale Prelude Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich (I), BWV 609 [0:46]
Chorale Prelude Jesu, meine Freude (I), BWV 610 [2:33]
Chorale Prelude Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 611 [2:14]
Chorale Prelude Wir Christenleut' (I), BWV 612 [1:48]
Chorale Prelude Helft mir Gottes Güte preisen (I), BWV 613 [1:23]
Chorale Prelude Das alte Jahr vergangen ist (I), BWV 614 [1:52]
Chorale Prelude In dir ist Freude, BWV 615 [2:57]
Chorale Prelude Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr dahin, BWV 616 [1:46]
Chorale Prelude Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf (I), BWV 617 [2:16]
Chorale Prelude O Lamm Gottes unschuldig (I), BWV 618 [3:32]
Chorale Prelude Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619 [1:24]
Chorale Prelude Christus, der uns selig macht (I), BWV 620 [2:25]
Chorale Prelude Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund', BWV 621 [1:16]
Chorale Prelude O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV 622 [4:38]
Chorale Prelude Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 623 [1:01]
Chorale Prelude Hilf Gott, dass mir's gelinge, BWV 624 [1:34]
Chorale Prelude Christ lag in Todesbanden (I), BWV 625 [1:21]
Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (I), BWV 626 [0:44]
Chorale Prelude Christ ist erstanden (I), BWV 627 [4:08]
Chorale Prelude Erstanden ist der heil'ge Christ (I), BWV 628 [0:51]
Chorale Prelude Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag, BWV 629 [1:03]
Chorale Prelude Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn (I), BWV 630 [1:38]
Chorale Prelude Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist (II), BWV 631 [1:00]
Chorale Prelude Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (I), BWV 632 [1:22]
Chorale Prelude Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (I), BWV 633 [2:14]
Chorale Prelude Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot (I), BWV 635 [1:22]
Chorale Prelude Vater unser im Himmelreich (I), BWV 636 [1:34]
Chorale Prelude Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt (I), BWV 637 [1:41]
Chorale Prelude Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (I), BWV 638 [1:05]
Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (I), BWV 639 [2:16]
Chorale Prelude Ich dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr, BWV 640 [0:58]
Chorale Prelude Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641 [1:38]
Chorale Prelude Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (I), BWV 642 [1:34]
Chorale Prelude Alle Menschen müssen sterben (I), BWV 643 [1:37]
Chorale Prelude Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig, BWV 644 [0:43]

George Ritchie (Organ) [83-rank organ on 3 manuals, the magnum opus built by Paul Fritts, 1998]

Raven Records 580

Jul 2001

2-CD / TT: 107:30

Recorded at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, USA.
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R-6

J.S. Bach: Organ Works, Vol. VI: Youthful Brilliance

CD-1:
Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV 531 [7:24]
Prelude & Fugue in E minor ("Cathedral"), BWV 533 [5:02]
Prelude & Fugue in G minor, BWV 535 [8:19]
Prelude & Fugue in A major, BWV 536 [8:21]
Prelude & Fugue in D minor, BWV 549 [6:02]
Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 [9:58]
Prelude & Fugue in E major, BWV 566 [12:09]
Fugue on a theme by Legrenzi in C minor, BWV 574 [8:13]
Chorale Prelude Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (III), BWV 701 [2:02]
Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (VII), BWV 711 [3:34]
Chorale Prelude Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721 [3:13]
Chorale Prelude Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (V), BWV 731 [2:25]
Chorale Prelude Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, BWV 734 [2:37]

CD-2:
Prelude & Fugue in D minor ("Fiddle"), BWV 539 [7:42]
Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV 550 [7:31]
Chorale Prelude An Wasserflüssen Babylon (III), BWV 653b [5:07]
Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 [14:26]
Chorale Prelude Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 720 [3:53]
Chorale Prelude Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 [2:22]
Fugue on the Magnificat: Meine Seele erhebet den Herren, BWV 733 [5:07]
Chorale Prelude Valet will ich dir geben, BWV 736 [4:55]
Chorale Partita O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 767 [16:47]

George Ritchie (Organ) [Martin Pasi & Associates Organ 2003 - CD-1; C. B. Fisk Organ, 1979 - CD-2]

Raven Records 740

Aug-Sep 2003

2-CD / TT: 147:10

Recorded at Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska [CD-1]; C. B. Fisk Organ, 1979, House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA [CD-2].
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Other Recordings of Organ Works

RO-1

Organ Works of J.S. Bach

Prelude & Fugue in A major, BWV 536 [7:39]
Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV 541 [7:48]
Prelude & Fugue in E minor ("Wedge"), BWV 548 [13:03]
Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 [8:42]
Fugue in G major ("Jig"), BWV 577 [3:11]
Fugue in G minor ("Little"), BWV 578 [4:10]
Chorale Prelude Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (I), BWV 633 [1:57]
Chorale Prelude Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (I), BWV 654 [7:36]
Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (IV), BWV 666 [3:19]
Chorale Prelude Vater unser im Himmelreich (II), BWV 682 [6:51]
Musical Offering BWV 1079: Ricercare à 6 [7:57]

George Ritchie (Organ)

Titanic 158

Jan 1986

CD / TT: 72:13

Recorded at Cornerstone, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
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RO-2

Four New American Organs by Bedient

Prelude & Fuguein C major, BWV 545 [5:40]
Chorale Prelude Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641 [1:50]

George Ritchie (Organ)

Titanic 176

Nov 1988; Feb 1989

CD / TT: 78:42

Recorded a Ripon College, Wisconsin, USA.
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RO-3

Uncommon Bach - Variants, Raritites And Transcriptions

 

George Ritchie (Organ):
Prelude & Fugue in G minor, BWV 535a [6:05]
Trio sonata in G major, BWV 1027a [13:35]
Toccata No. 3 in D major, BWV 912 [11:46]
Chorale Prelude An Wasserflüssen Babylon (III), BWV 653b [5:07]
Joan Lippincott (Organ):
Prelude, Largo & Fugue in C major, BWV 545 [12:06]
Chorale Prelude Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (VII), BWV Anh 64 [1:38]
Chorale Prelude Wir glauben all an einen Gott (V), BWV Anh 69 [4:09]
Chorale Prelude Wir glauben all' an einen Gott, Vater (IV), BWV 740 [6:07]
Fugue in D major, BWV 532/a (4:30)
Concerto for 4 harpsichords, strings & continuo in A minor BWV 1065 [after A. Vivaldi), transcribed for organ by Joan Lippincott [10:00]

George Ritchie (Organ) [Fritts-Richards organ]

PGM Recordings
Gothic 115
DTS Entertainment

1997

CD / TT: 75:42
CD / TT: 75:42
SACD/DVD: TT:

Recorded at St. Alphonsus Church, Seattle, WA, USA. Recorded in conjunction with The American Bach Society.
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Recordings of Musical Offering & Art of Fugue

A-1

J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue

CD-1: Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080 [76:37]
CD-2:
Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080: [continued] [18:12]]
Chorale Prelude Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit (I), BWV 668 [4:14]
Canonic variations on the Christmas hymn Vom himmel hoch, da komm ich her (II), BWV 769a [12:51]
Musical Offering BWV 1079: Ricercare à 6 [7:55]
Schübler Chorales:
Chorale Prelude Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 [4:28]
Chorale Prelude Wo soll ich fliehen hin (I), BWV 646 [1:58]
Chorale Prelude Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (II), BWV 647 [4:01]
Chorale Prelude Meine Seele erhebet den Herren, BWV 648 [2:34]
Chorale Prelude Ach bleib' bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649 [2:44]
Chorale Prelude Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650 [3:32]
Contrapunctus 14, Fuga a 3 Soggetti, completed by Helmut Walcha [11:20]
DVD:
Desert Fugue [90:00]
George Ritchie’s Introduction to the Art of Fugue [111:00]

George Ritchie (Organ)

Fugue State Films FSF-DVD-0001

2007 [BWV 1080]
1986 [BWV 1079]
1994-1996 [organ works]

CD-1: / TT: 76:37
CD-2: / TT: 74:13
DVD / TT: 201:00

Recorded:
Organ by Richards Fowkes & Co., Opus 14 (2006) at Poinnacle Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA [BWV 1080 + Walcha’ completion]
Organ by Taylor and Boddy Organbuilders, Opus 9 (1985) at Collerge of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA [BWV 668, BWV 769a]
Organ by Bedient Pipe Organ Co., Opus 8 (1977) at Cornerstone, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA [BWV 1079]
Organ by John Brombaugh & Associates, Opus 26 (1986) - The Anton Heiller Memorial Organ at Church of the Seventh-Day Adventists, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tennessee, USA [BWV 645-650]
Review: The Art of Fugue and late organ works - played by George Ritchie
Buy this album at: Fugue State Films

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (October 2007 – June 2010)

George Ritchie: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works
Reviews of Instrumental Recordings:
The Art of Fugue & late organ works - played by G. Ritchie [2-CD+DVD]

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