J.S. Bach
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Organ Master Series Volume 3

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Gillian Weir
Instrumentation:Organ
Individual Works:Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, from The Six ■Sch■bler■ Chorale Preludes, BWV 645
Wo soll ich Fliehen hin, from The Six ■Sch■bler■ Chorale Preludes, BWV 646
Wer ner den lieben Gott l■sst walten, from The Six ■Sch■bler■ Chorale Preludes, BWV 647
Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, from The Six ■Sch■bler■ Chorale Preludes, BWV 648
Ach blieb bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, from The Six ■Sch■bler■ Chorale Preludes, BWV 649
Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, from The Six ■Sch■bler■ Chorale Preludes, BWV 650
Pastorale in F major, BWV 590
Canonic Variations on "Vom himmel hoch da komm' ich her", BWV 769
The Four Duetti- Duetto I in E minor, BWV 802
The Four Duetti- Duetto II in F major, BWV 803
The Four Duetti- Duetto III in G major, BWV 804
The Four Duetti- Duetto IV in A minor, BWV 805
Manualiter Chorales from Clavier - ■bung III: Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 672
Manualiter Chorales from Clavier - ■bung III: Christie, aller Welt Trost, BWV 673
Manualiter Chorales from Clavier - ■bung III: Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 674
Manualiter Chorales from Clavier - ■bung III: Allein Gott in der H■h sei Ehr', BWV 675
Manualiter Chorales from Clavier - ■bung III: Allein Gott in der H■h sei Ehr' - Fugetta, BWV 677
Manualiter Chorales from Clavier - ■bung III: Dies sind die heil'gen zehn Gebot', BWV 679
Manualiter Chorales from Clavier - ■bung III: Wir glauben all' an einen Gott, BWV 681
Manualiter Chorales from Clavier - ■bung III: Vater unser in Himmelreich, BWV 683
Manualiter Chorales from Clavier - ■bung III: Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 685
Manualiter Chorales from Clavier - ■bung III: Aus tiefer Not' schrei' ich zu dir, BWV 687
Manualiter Chorales from Clavier - ■bung III: Jesus Christus unser Heiland, BWV 689
Prelude In E Flat, BWV 552
The Greater Chorales From Clavier - ■bung III: Kyrie, Gott Vater In Ewigkeit, BWV 669
The Greater Chorales From Clavier - ■bung III: Christie, Aller Welt Trost, BWV 670
The Greater Chorales From Clavier - ■bung III: Kyrie, Gott Heilger Geist, BWV 671
The Greater Chorales From Clavier - ■bung III: Allein Gott In Der H■h Sie Ehr', BWV 676
The Greater Chorales From Clavier - ■bung III: Dies Sind Die Heil' Gen Zehn Gebot', BWV 678
The Greater Chorales From Clavier - ■bung III: Wir Glauben All' An Einen Gott, BWV 680
The Greater Chorales From Clavier - ■bung III: Vater Unser In Himmelreich, BWV 682
The Greater Chorales From Clavier - ■bung III: Christ Unser Herr Zum Jordan Kam, BWV 684
The Greater Chorales From Clavier - ■bung III: Aus Tiefer Not' Schrei' Ich Zu Dir, BWV 686
The Greater Chorales From Clavier - ■bung III: Jesus Christus Unser Heiland, BWV 688
Chorale Partita "O Gott Du Frommer Gott", BWV 767
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Priory
Catalog Number:753
Year Released/Recorded:2003
Total Playing Time:155:52
Comments:Steven Thomas said:

The more I hear of this series, the more I find them to be a priceless store of treasures, bearing witness to one of the world's finest players, in the years of her greatest maturity. One often hears polite Bach-playing, decent Bach-playing, correct Bach-playing, but Weir reveals another level of musicianship altogether. The playing is powerful, individual, expressive and thought-through. On this disc are to be found some of the most audacious pieces ever written by Bach: the Canonic Variations on ■Vom Himmel hoch■, the Clavier■bung III and the Sch■bler Chorales. They are matched by audacious playing that is neither old-fashioned in its approach nor overly correct. There is clarity and rhythmic drive from start to finish, through the lesser-known delights of the four Duetti to the familiar majesty of the Prelude and Fugue in E flat (the St Anne). The colours of the organ are used with imagination and taste, and only ever at the service of the music. A desert-island release, if ever there were one.■ - William Whitehead

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Steven Thomas
Date First Submitted:02/25/2007
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