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Kevin Bowyer, Christopher Herrick (Organ)

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R-10

J.S. Bach: Complete Organ Works, Vol. 10: The Leipzig Chorales

Concerto No. 3 in C major (after A. Vivaldi), BWV 594 [17:21]
Chorale Prelude (Fantasia super) Komm, Heiliger Geist, BWV 651 [5:47]
Chorale Prelude Komm, heiliger Geist (I), BWV 652 [7:43]
Chorale Prelude An Wasserflüssen Babylon (I), BWV 653 [4:56]
Chorale Prelude Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (I), BWV 654 [6:44]
Chorale Prelude (Trio super) Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (I), BWV 655 [3:30]
Chorale Prelude O Lamm Gottes unschuldig (II), BWV 656 [7:46]
Chorale Prelude Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657 [4:13]
Chorale Prelude Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658 [3:12]
Chorale Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (II), BWV 659 [4:04]
Chorale Prelude (Trio super) Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (I), BWV 660 [2:55]
Chorale Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (IV), BWV 661 [2:42]
Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (I), BWV 662 [7:45]
Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (III), BWV 663 [5:42]
Chorale Prelude (Trio super) Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 664 [4:42]
Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (II), BWV 665 [3:47]
Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (III), BWV 666 [2:44]
Chorale Prelude Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist (III), BWV 667 [2:05]
Chorale Prelude Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit (I), BWV 668 [5:05]
Fugue in A major, BWV 949 [4:10]
Chorale Prelude Wenn dich Unglück tut greifen an, BWV 1104 [1:15]
Chorale Prelude Als Jesus Christus in der Nacht, BWV 1108 [2:19]
Chorale Prelude Ach Gott, tu dich erbarmen, BWV 1109 [2:25]
Chorale Prelude Wie nach einer Wasserquelle, BWV 1119 [1:14]

Kevin Bowyer (Organ) [Marcussen & Son - 1962/87]

Nimbus

Mar 1997

2-CD / TT: 114:08

Recorded at Sct. Hans Kirke, Odense, Denmark.
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R-9

Bach: The Clavierübung and other 'Great' Chorales

Prelude & Fugue in E flat major ("St. Anne"), BWV 552 [9:12, 6:06]
Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit (I), BWV 669 [2:59]
Chorale Prelude Christe, aller Welt Trost (I), BWV 670 [4:14]
Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist (I), BWV 671 [4:18]
Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit (II), BWV 672 [1:15]
Chorale Prelude Christe, aller Welt Trost (II), BWV 673 [1:17]
Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist (II), BWV 674 [1:22]
Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (V), BWV 675 [3:10]
Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (VI), BWV 676 [4:30]
Chorale Prelude (Fughetta super) Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 677 [1:01]
Chorale Prelude Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot (II), BWV 678 [4:53]
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 [3:24]
Chorale Prelude (Fughetta super) Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 681 [1:27]
Chorale Prelude Vater unser im Himmelreich (II), BWV 682 [6:27]
Chorale Prelude Vater unser im Himmelreich (III), BWV 683 [1:08]
Chorale Prelude Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam (I), BWV 684 [3:50]
Chorale Prelude Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam (II), BWV 685 [1:13]
Chorale Prelude Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (I), BWV 686 [5:12]
Chorale Prelude Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (II), BWV 687 [4:46]
Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (VI), BWV 688 [3:30]
Chorale Prelude (Fuga super) Jesus Christus unser Heiland, BWV 689 [3:16]
Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (VIII), BWV 715 [2:14]
Fugal Fantasia (Fuga super) Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 716 [2:15]
Chorale Prelude Christ lag in Todesbanden (II), BWV 718 [4:54]
Chorale Prelude Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 720 [3:17]
Chorale Prelude Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721 [4:19]
Chorale Prelude Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (III), BWV 722 [1:35]
Chorale Prelude Gott, durch deine Güte (Gottes Sohn ist kommen), BWV 724 [1:04]
Chorale Prelude Herr Gott, dich loben wir, BWV 725 [6:55]
Chorale Prelude Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (III), BWV 726 [1:04]
Chorale Prelude Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 [2:18]
Chorale Prelude Jesus, meine Zuversicht, BWV 728 [2:08]
Chorale Prelude In dulci jubilo (II), BWV 729 [2:43]Chorale Prelude Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (IV), BWV 730 [1:59]
Chorale Prelude Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (V), BWV 731 [2:18]
Chorale Prelude Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich (II), BWV 732 [1:25]
Fugue on the Magnificat: Meine Seele erhebet den Herren, BWV 733 [4:23]
Chorale Prelude Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, BWV 734 [2:03]
Chorale Prelude (Fantasia Super) Valet will ich dir geben, BWV 735 [3:45]
Chorale Prelude Valet will ich dir geben, BWV 736 [4:13]
Chorale Prelude Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (IV), BWV 738 [1:22]
Chorale Prelude Wie schön leuchtet uns der Morgenstern (I), BWV 739 [4:35]
Chorale Prelude Wir glauben all' an einen Gott, Vater, BWV 740 [4:13]

Christopher Herrick (Organ) [Metzler Op 533, 1983 (rest) & Metzler Op 509, 1980 (BWV 672-674, 677, 679, 681, 683, 685, 687, 689]

Hyperion

May 6-9, 1998

CD / TT: 150:48

Recorded at Stadtkirche, Zofingen, Switzerland.
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Donald Satz wrote (February 18, 1999):
I can never get enough of Bach's organ works. However, the record industry is not as enthusiastic. I'm aware of just three cycles currently going strong: Koopman on Teldec, Herrick on Hyperion, and Bowyer on Nimbus. I bought the first two volumes of the Koopman series but stopped at that point because I found the instruments used to be undernourished. I have continued with the other two cycles.

I recently picked up volume 10 of the Bowyer series and the chorales recordings of the Herrick series. I'm getting great enjoyment from both - sound is rich and clear, interpretations are appropriately expressive and free of eccentricities. I recommend both series strongly with the caveat that some reviewers have complained of a lack of expressiveness, particularly with Bowyer.

Some folks have a strong hostility with Bach's organ works: morbid, depressing, and draining. Ellen Jane, my wife, is one of those persons. Last night, when I started playing Herrick, she zoomed into the bedroom, shut the door, and placed a towel under it. I couldn't let her get away that easily. I churned up the volume and maxed out on the equalizer controls. My wife calmly informed me that she felt an obsession coming on to watch the House and Garden Network on cable tv for a few weeks. That's all I needed to hear; I quickly shut off the speakers and changed to the headphones. Don't you wish you had as good a marital relationship as I do?

I think this Bach organ problem might be genetically linked. My wife's parents would dash to the radio to change the station whenever they heard any of these works. Given sufficient incentive, they could be real "quick."

 

Kevin Bowyer: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works
Reviews of Instrumental Recordings:
More Bach from Herrick and Bowyer | Kevin Bowyer’s Bach Organ Series, Volume 13

Christopher Herrick: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works
Reviews of Instrumental Recordings:
Keeping Up with Christopher Herrick | More Bach from Herrick and Bowyer

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