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Bruhns, Hanff: Complete Organ Works / William Porter


Release Date: 04/03/2001 
Label:  Loft Recordings   Catalog #: 1012   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Nicolaus HanffNicolaus Bruhns
Performer:  William Porter
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

For true elegance of organ building, recording, performance, and literature, the complete works of Bruhns and Hanff, a mere handful of lovely Italianate preludes and fluid chorales, respectively, summon. William Porter has recorded these at the magnificent Cathedral Organ in Roskilde, Denmark, an instrument that, although often rebuilt, traces its roots back to 1554. The surprising delights of the disc spring up from track to track as in the sudden eruption of the Bruhns E-Minor Prelude into its fugal conclusion, a strain punctuated by large dramatic rests much like sunlight piercing heavy cloud and gloom. Furthermore, how often can one claim to collect the complete organ works of any one composer on a single disc, let alone two? Absolutely Read more worth it.

-- Haig Mardirosian, FANFARE
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Works on This Recording

1.
Ach Gott, von Himmel sieh' darein by Johann Nicolaus Hanff
Performer:  William Porter (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Roskilde, Denmark 
2.
Auf meinen lieben Gott by Johann Nicolaus Hanff
Performer:  William Porter (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Roskilde, Denmark 
3.
Praeludium and Fugue for Organ in E minor "Great" by Nicolaus Bruhns
Performer:  William Porter (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
4.
Praeludium and Fugue for Organ in E minor "Little" by Nicolaus Bruhns
Performer:  William Porter (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
5.
Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott by Johann Nicolaus Hanff
Performer:  William Porter (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
6.
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott by Johann Nicolaus Hanff
Performer:  William Porter (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
7.
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland by Nicolaus Bruhns
Performer:  William Porter (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 
Venue:  Roskilde, Denmark 
8.
Helft mir Gott's Güte preisen by Johann Nicolaus Hanff
Performer:  William Porter (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
9.
Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit by Johann Nicolaus Hanff
Performer:  William Porter (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
10.
Prelude and Fugue for Organ in G major: Prelude by Nicolaus Bruhns
Performer:  William Porter (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Germany 

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