The original source of this piece in manuscript Am B 340 is a Fantasia in D Dorian by Johann Pieterszoon Sweelinck. The original fantasia is some 12 minutes long. Karges boils it down to around 3 minutes. He takes the opening fragment and two fragments near the end of the original piece and joins them with short phrases of his own own invention. The fragments he choose are based on the same thematic material and the result is a rather coherent whole, neither too short nor too long, and ideal for practical use in service.

The recording was done on the sample set of the Bader-organ in the Walburgiskerk in Zutphen by Sonus Paradisi for Hauptwerk.

Karges, Sweelinck, Fantasia d dorian



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