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Die Schuke-Orgel der Erlöserkirche Jerusalem - works by Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Franck, Goettsche, Zimmermann / Gunther Martin, organ

Album Summary

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Prelude and Fugue for Organ in E minor, BuxWV 142
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue, for organ in E flat major ("St. Anne;" Clavier-Übung III/26), BWV 552 (BC J16)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 65
>Franck, César : Trois Chorals
>Gottsche, Gunther Martin : In Tenebris, 4 psalm meditations for organ
>Zimmermann, Heinz Werner : Jerusalem, psalm for organ
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Notes & Reviews:

Anyone standing on top of the walls of Jerusalem gazing across the old city will notice a massive spire made from white stone and covered with a pyramidal roof made from whitish slate. This spire belongs to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, a Neo-Romanesque structure situated in the middle of the old city. The church today, is a major magnet for tourists and the center of a vibrant congregation. Playing this famous Schuke organ from this great church is the organist Gunther Martin Goettsche. Goettsche plays Buxtehude, Bach and Mendelssohn beautifully leaving no doubt why he is not only a great composer in his own right but one of the most celebrate organists of his time.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
The Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem was built at the request of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1898. The organ was installed in 1971 by the Berlin organ builders, Karl Schuke. It is firmly in the North German tradition, with clear principals and upper work (bright sounding pipes called mixtures) and generous reed sounds.

The organ serves Bach and Buxtehude beautifully and Mendelssohn as well. Modern music is effective, as evidenced in 'In Tenebrae' by the organist; this work is worth hearing again. No excuse is needed to hear a fine instrument and player presenting great music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/03/2015/06/14/2015).



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Works Details

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Prelude and Fugue for Organ in E minor, BuxWV 142
  • Performer: Gunther Gottsche (Organ)
  • Notes: Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/13/2015/06/14/2015); Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/20/2015/06/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1690

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue, for organ in E flat major ("St. Anne;" Clavier-Übung III/26), BWV 552 (BC J16)
  • Performer: Gunther Gottsche (Organ)
  • Notes: Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/13/2015/06/14/2015); Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/20/2015/06/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1739

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 65
  • Performer: Gunther Gottsche (Organ)
  • Notes: Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/13/2015/06/14/2015); Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/20/2015/06/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 08/17/1844

>Franck, César : Trois Chorals :: Choral Nr. 3 a-moll
  • Performer: Gunther Gottsche (Organ)
  • Notes: Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/13/2015/06/14/2015); Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/20/2015/06/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Franck, César : Trois Chorals :: Choral Nr. 3 a-moll
  • Performer: Gunther Gottsche (Organ)
  • Notes: Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/13/2015/06/14/2015); Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/20/2015/06/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Franck, César : Trois Chorals :: Choral Nr. 3 a-moll
  • Performer: Gunther Gottsche (Organ)
  • Notes: Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/13/2015/06/14/2015); Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/20/2015/06/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Gottsche, Gunther Martin : In Tenebris, 4 psalm meditations for organ
  • Performer: Gunther Gottsche (Organ)
  • Notes: Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/13/2015/06/14/2015); Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/20/2015/06/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Zimmermann, Heinz Werner : Jerusalem, psalm for organ
  • Performer: Gunther Gottsche (Organ)
  • Notes: Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/13/2015/06/14/2015); Erlöserkirche, Jerusalem, Israel (06/20/2015/06/21/2015)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary