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CATHEDRAL ORGANIST KÅRE NORDSTOGA – CHORALE PRELUDES ON A BAROQUE ORGAN The fifth and sixth album in this series featuring Bach’s complete organ works were recorded in St. Martin’s Church in Groningen, on an organ representing the most noble qualities of the Baroque sound. The construction of the instrument is usually attributed to the well-known organ builder of the late 1600s, Arp Schnitger, although some stops date back to 1450. Both discs are devoted to Bach’s chorale prelude adaptations, which, owing to the organ’s vocal timbre, distinctive temperament, and clear lines, are heard to good advantage. Here we find the eighteen Leipzig Chorale Preludes, which Bach wrote while serving as court organist in Weimar, but which he collected and adapted toward the end of his life. The six Schübler Chorale Preludes are adaptations for solo organ of movements from Bach’s own cantatas. They bear the name of the music publisher. Finally, in his Canonic Variations on the Christmas hymn “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come”, Bach seems to wish to demonstrate how much elaborate polyphony can be drawn out of a simple Christmas hymn in C-major. Kåre Nordstoga (b. 1954) studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he was appointed professor in 1994. Since 1984 he has been organist of Oslo Cathedral. Here Nordstoga frequently performs a large repertoire, which has included two popular concert series with Bach’s complete organ works. Nordstoga is an active concert organist. In recent years he has been soloist with the symphony orchestras of Oslo, Bergen, and Trondheim, and he has played at international organ festivals in Aarhus, Paris, and Tokyo, among others. In 2006 he was awarded the Lindeman Prize for his active contribution to musical life. REVIEWS «[...] Nordstoga delivers with a feeling for timbral definition and unhurried placement.» Jonathan Freeman-Attwood – Gramophone, sept. 2014 LWC1056_Gramophone.pdf «I have played these discs frequently, marvelling each time at the affectionate and idiomatic performances and excellent sonics. Often, long collections of many short pieces can evoke a listener's wandering attention. Nordstoga's collection indeed sets the tireless, encompassing mood of enlightened contemplation, whatever one's religious status. Highly recommended.» John Miller – HRAudio.net, 31.03.14 http://hraudio.net/showmusic.php?title=9383
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Disc 1

1. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 00:04:31 1.50 USD
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Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
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2. Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 646 00:01:59 1.50 USD
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3. Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 647 00:04:30 1.50 USD
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4. Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 648 00:02:35 1.50 USD
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5. Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649 00:02:42 1.50 USD
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6. Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter auf Erden, BWV 650 00:03:24 1.50 USD
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7. Komm, Heiliger Geist, BWV 651 00:06:39 1.50 USD
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8. Komm, Heiliger Geist, BWV 652 00:10:24 2.00 USD
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9. An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653 00:04:44 1.50 USD
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10. Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654 00:07:21 1.80 USD
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11. Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 655 00:03:56 1.50 USD
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12. O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 656 00:08:25 1.80 USD
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13. Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657 00:04:24 1.50 USD
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14. Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658 00:04:49 1.50 USD
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Disc 2

1. Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 00:04:47 1.50 USD
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2. Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660 00:02:52 1.50 USD
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3. Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661 00:02:59 1.50 USD
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4. Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr, BWV 662 00:08:05 1.80 USD
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5. Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr, BWV 663 00:06:40 1.50 USD
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6. Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr, BWV 664 00:05:30 1.50 USD
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7. Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 665 00:04:39 1.50 USD
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8. Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 666 00:03:34 1.50 USD
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9. Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, BWV 667 00:02:25 1.50 USD
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10. Vor deinen Thron tret' ich hiermit, BWV 668 00:05:02 1.50 USD
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11. Von Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 769, Variatio 1 00:01:37 1.50 USD
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12. Von Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 769, Variatio 2 00:01:29 1.50 USD
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13. Von Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 769, Variatio 3 00:02:47 1.50 USD
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14. Von Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 769, Variatio 4 00:03:54 1.50 USD
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Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
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15. Von Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 769, Variatio 5 00:03:53 1.50 USD
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Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
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