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Bach: Clavierübung Vol 3, Sei Gegrüsset / David Ponsford


Release Date: 11/25/2003 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 7262/63   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Ponsford
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Historical reports indicate that Bach was a brilliant organ performer and an improviser of extraordinary quality. His name is, of course, synonymous with the greatest organ music ever written, and therefore it is curious that his first published organ music, Clavierubung III, did not appear until 1739, when the composer was 54, only eleven years before his death. The volume was the third in a series of four monumental cycles, each being a kind of encyclopedia of compositional models. The Six Partitas for harpsichord were published as Clavierubung Part I in 1731, followed by Part 2, the Italian Concerto and French Overture in 1735. Part 4, the Goldberg Variations, appeared in 1742, but in Part 3 Bach composed a set of organ pieces based on Read more the fundamental components of the Lutheran liturgy, the music of which is suffused with religious, musical and numerical symbolism, the depth of which remains less than fully understood even today. In 1739, there were three great Reformation festivals in Leipzig. The plan of the cycle shows the extent to which Bach composed a Lutheran musical liturgy, in which the Kyrie group and all the Catechism chorales are set twice. The greater settings are for organ with pedals and were probably intended for the Lutheran Sunday morning Hauptgottesdienst, while the lesser settings ñ shorter and written for manuals only ñ were probably intended for the Sunday afternoon Vespergottesdienst. On this recording these lesser settings are played on the Positive Organ, which, by virtue of its position below and more forward than the Great Organ (and therefore nearer to the congregation) sound more intimate. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Klavierübung Volume 3, BWV 669-689 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Ponsford (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
2. Partite sopra Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig, BWV 768 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Ponsford (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1700; Lüneburg, Germany 
3. Duet for Organ in E minor, BWV 802 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Ponsford (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
4. Duet for Organ in F major, BWV 803 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Ponsford (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
5. Duet for Organ in G major, BWV 804 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Ponsford (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
6. Duet for Organ in A minor, BWV 805 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Ponsford (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
7. Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 "St Anne" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Ponsford (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; Leipzig, Germany 

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