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Music For Two Organs / Blunden, Strobl

Priuli / Blunden / Strobl
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 92653   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni PriuliGiovanni ValentiniAnonymousWolfgang Ebner,   ... 
Performer:  David BlundenJohannes Strobl
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The present SACD - recorded in the Abbey Church of Muri, which was founded by the forefathers of the Habsburgs - is dedicated to the organ music at the Viennese Habsburg Court of the 17th century. Leopold's father and grandfather had already given music important status in their running of the Court. With the practicing musician Leopold I (1640 -1705), who often led rehearsals and performances himself, the Viennese Hofkapelle (Court Chapel) became one of the most significant European music institutions of the time. Important musicians such as Johann Jakob Froberger, Johann Kaspar Kerll, and Alessandro Poglietti found employment in Vienna as Court Organists. A selection of their compositions is presented here as well as additional works from Read more the baroque and early Baroque period by Priuli, Valentini, Ebner and Techelmann and by Emperor Leopold I himself. Alongside genuine organ works the recording also contains intabulations of double-choir motets and canzonas. With these arrangements, the two organists Johannes Strobl and David Blunden tie in with the tradition of their historical predecessors and can present the two magnificent Bossart organs from the year 1743 in the Abbey Church of Muri both as solo and duetting instruments in excellent fashion.Sources from the music archive of the Vienna Minorite Monastery give evidence for the time around 1700 that Gregorian chant was not sung a cappella, but with organ accompaniment. This practice, which is hardly ever observed today, is taken into consideration in this recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Civitas beata Ierusalem ŕ 8 by Giovanni Priuli
Performer:  David Blunden (Organ), Johannes Strobl (Organ)
2.
Canzon ŕ 6 in G major by Giovanni Valentini
Performer:  David Blunden (Organ), Johannes Strobl (Organ)
3.
Canzon no 2 ŕ 8 by Giovanni Priuli
Performer:  David Blunden (Organ), Johannes Strobl (Organ)
4.
Canzon ŕ 6 in G minor by Giovanni Valentini
Performer:  David Blunden (Organ), Johannes Strobl (Organ)
5.
O quam dulcis by Giovanni Priuli
Performer:  David Blunden (Organ), Johannes Strobl (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
6.
Victimae paschali laudes by Anonymous
Performer:  David Blunden (Organ), Johannes Strobl (Organ)
Period: Medieval 
7.
Toccata in G minor by Wolfgang Ebner
Performer:  David Blunden (Organ), Johannes Strobl (Organ)
8.
Partite sopra l'Aria favorita by Wolfgang Ebner
Performer:  David Blunden (Organ), Johannes Strobl (Organ)
9.
Capriccio no 5 by Johann Jacob Froberger
Performer:  David Blunden (Organ), Johannes Strobl (Organ)
10.
Veni sancte spiritus by Anonymous
Performer:  David Blunden (Organ), Johannes Strobl (Organ)
Period: Medieval 
11.
Aria no 63a by Leopold I
Performer:  David Blunden (Organ), Johannes Strobl (Organ)
12.
Ricercar in C major by Franz Mathias Techelmann
Performer:  David Blunden (Organ), Johannes Strobl (Organ)
13.
Salve Regina by Anonymous
Performer:  David Blunden (Organ), Johannes Strobl (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 

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