A simple yet beautiful manualiter prelude of this Lutheran chorale. It is set up as a fugue on the first line of the melody of the chorale. The theme appears 12 times, four of which in the first four bars in a dense stretto treatment. The recording was done with the.

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This short prelude by Oley on "Werde munter mein Gemüte" shows his fondness of strict canon. The recording was done with the sampleset, made by Sonus Paradis, of the Transept organ in the Laurenskerk, Rotterdam. Score Oley, Werde munter mein Gemüte.

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Andreas Kneller ((1649 - 1724) was born in Lübeck and became Melchior Schildt's successor at Hannover in 1667. In 1685, sponsored by his father in law, Reincken, he became organist at St. Petri in Hamburg. He stayed there until his death. His preserved works consist of three preludes and fugues.

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A manualiter piece, a little longer than most of the other chorale preludes by Oley. The recording was done with the sampleset, made by Sonus Paradis, of the Transept organ in the Laurenskerk, Rotterdam. Score Oley, Nun lob mein Seel den.

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Auke Jongbloed, Jesu der du meine Seele

Date: October 27,  2015

The work on Mohrheim's Trio 7 reminded me of a chorale prelude I composed myself many years ago. I wrote it somewhere in the time I studied harmony and contrapunt. I have no idea why.

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The next piece in the series of advent choral preludes from manuscript Mus. ms. 22541 II is by Telemann. The piece is a bit strange. While playing it I can't stop feeling that the piece could better be sung then played on an organ. Yet it would be very difficult.

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This last Trio by Mohrheim is, just like the preceding two, more a chorale prelude than a real Trio. This one is based on the melody of the chorale "Jesu, der du meine Seele". No more Trio's by Mohrheim to look forward to, alas. The first recording was done with the.

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In the manuscript this choral prelude has the indication "manualiter". It is an unusual piece, in that it doesn't sound as organ music at all. It feels more like a piece for harpsichord. So I decided to make a recording with a harpsichord as well. The recording was done with.

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Just as the fifth, the sixth Trio by Mohrheim is not a real Trio at all. It is actually a four voice piece, based on the well known melody of the chorale "Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten". This chorale was written in 1641 by Georg Neumark, who wrote.

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This choral prelude is the second of two preludes on this melody by Oley, found in Ms 30190. It is for full organ and contains some tricky trills in the pedal part. The character of the piece is totally different from the Read More

This is the fourth prelude by Kauffmann, based on the prelude "Nun kom der heiden Heiland". In it's three part simplicity it is perhaps the most beautiful of the four. The recording was done with the sampleset, made by Organ Art Media, of the Arp Schnitger organ in Steinkirchen..

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A Trio like chorale prelude. The melody is played in both hands seperately, and then a third time unisono. The recording was done the sampleset, made by Sonus Paradis, of the Transept organ in the Laurenskerk, Rotterdam. Score Oley, Hier legt mein Sinn sich vor dir.

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Johannes Ringk, Preludium und Fuga

Date: October 09,  2015

Johannes Ringk (1717 – 1778) was a German composer and organist. He was born in Frankenhain and studied organ with Johann Peter Kellner in Gräfenroda and Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel in Gotha. From 1740 he was a music teacher in Berlin, and in 1754 he was appointed organist of the Marienkirche,.

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The last three Trio's by Mohrheim are based on chorale melodies. They are not real Trio's in that it is music for just three voices. This fifth trio is actually a four voice piece. It is more a chorale prelude, than it is a Trio. But all this doesn't really.

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This choral prelude is the first of two preludes on this melody by Oley, found in Ms 30190. It is subtitled "2 Clav. et Ped", but I think there is no need in this piece for two manuals, so I play it on one. The recording was done the sampleset, made.

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