J.S. Bach

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Main Performer
or Conductor:
Jean-Charles Ablitzer
Soloists:Ian Honeyman, tenor
Individual Works:Chorals 1-45, BWV599-644
Record Label:Harmonic Records
Catalog Number:H/CD 8508-9
Year Released/Recorded:1985
Total Playing Time:117

The present recording offer us first, the domestic version of each choral ; supported by a descreet harmony, a single voice is heard singing the text of the first verse, that is the verse upon which the organist comments in his introductory prelude. The versions in this recording are those of Bach, when available, of his contemporaries, like Kaufmann or Pachelbel, or of the present performers in accordance with the tradition of church organists, of the period after this simple version, the melody of the hymn in the chorale prelude is then played on the organ.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Herve Lauret
Date First Submitted:10/09/1996