Organ Fireworks Vol 12 / Christopher Herrick

Album Summary

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne for Organ in C major, BuxWV 137
>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Prelude and Fugue for Organ in G minor, BuxWV 148
>Eben, Petr : Hommage a Buxtehude, for organ
>Gade, Niels : Tre Tonestykker (3 Tone Pieces), for organ, Op. 22
>Rheinberger, Joseph : Sonata for organ no 4 in A major, Op. 98
>Vierne, Louis : Carillon de Westminster
>Dupré, Marcel : Preludes and Fugues (3) for Organ, Op. 7
>Brahms, Johannes : Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80
>Karg-Elert, Sigfrid : Passacaglia and Fugue for organ on B-A-C-H, Op. 150
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

For Volume 12 of Hyperion's enduring 'Organ Fireworks' series, Christopher Herrick traveled to Denmark's Haderslev Cathedral, where he recorded a fascinating array of works with his customary panache. A number of the pieces have a Danish connection, including two spirited works by Dietrich Buxtehude who probably spent his early years in Denmark, and the 'Tone Piece Op. 22/1' by Niels Gade (a Copenhagen native who was much admired by Mendelssohn). The Czech composer Petr Eben (1929–2007) is represented by his 'Hommage a Buxtehude'. Notwithstanding its fearful technical difficulties, the third of Marcel Dupre’s 'Trois Preludes et Fugues Op. 7' is among his best-known and most popular works.

'The unfailingly superb Christopher Herrick... This instrument is just right for this music, and the sumptuous Hyperion sound captures it all with great clarity ... These are fireworks good and proper, lit with unerring precision and vividly displayed ... Herrick has come up with performances of the two great French show-pieces which are so perfectly suited to the instrument that these wonderful performances stand as yardsticks ... You have, for my money at least, the most glitteringly splendiferous set of Fireworks so far' (International Record Review)

'Christopher Herrick is an artist of the first rank... superbly characterful performances... and the sounds of this instrument are captured in beautiful, rich color' (Fanfare, USA)

'A magnificently played transcription of the Brahms Academic Festival Overture, registering the bass tunes with a memorable hollowed-out wheeze which suggests these students are nursing a hangover' (Oxford Today)

'Herrick and Hyperion are to be congratulated for this excellent endeavour' (American Record Guide)



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Works Details

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne for Organ in C major, BuxWV 137
  • Performer: Christopher Herrick (Organ)
  • Notes: Haderslev Cathedral, Haderslev, Denmark (04/12/2007-04/13/2007)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1680

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Prelude and Fugue for Organ in G minor, BuxWV 148
  • Performer: Christopher Herrick (Organ)
  • Notes: Haderslev Cathedral, Haderslev, Denmark (04/12/2007-04/13/2007)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Eben, Petr : Hommage a Buxtehude, for organ
  • Performer: Christopher Herrick (Organ)
  • Notes: Haderslev Cathedral, Haderslev, Denmark (04/12/2007-04/13/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Gade, Niels : Tre Tonestykker (3 Tone Pieces), for organ, Op. 22 :: no 1 in F major
  • Performer: Christopher Herrick (Organ)
  • Notes: Haderslev Cathedral, Haderslev, Denmark (04/12/2007-04/13/2007)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Rheinberger, Joseph : Sonata for organ no 4 in A major, Op. 98 :: Fantasia on 'Tonus Peregrinus'
  • Performer: Christopher Herrick (Organ)
  • Notes: Haderslev Cathedral, Haderslev, Denmark (04/12/2007-04/13/2007)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Vierne, Louis : Carillon de Westminster
  • Performer: Christopher Herrick (Organ)
  • Notes: Haderslev Cathedral, Haderslev, Denmark (04/12/2007-04/13/2007)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1927

>Marcel Dupré (1886 - 1971) : Preludes and Fugues (3) for Organ, Op. 7
  • Performer: Christopher Herrick (Organ)
  • Notes: Haderslev Cathedral, Haderslev, Denmark (04/12/2007-04/13/2007)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1912

>Brahms, Johannes : Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80
  • Performer: Christopher Herrick (Organ)
  • Notes: Haderslev Cathedral, Haderslev, Denmark (04/12/2007-04/13/2007)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1879

>Karg-Elert, Sigfrid : Passacaglia and Fugue for organ on B-A-C-H, Op. 150
  • Performer: Christopher Herrick (Organ)
  • Notes: Haderslev Cathedral, Haderslev, Denmark (04/12/2007-04/13/2007)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic