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Sweelinck Keyboard

Sweelinck

The Orpheus of Amsterdam

Gail Archer organ

Code: CACD88043


10.15 / 11.37






Gail Archer's ebullient enthusiasm for this music is clearly evident. She elicits the technical brilliance, humour, and earthly and spiritual qualities inherent in the music. The American Organist

This disc is rather fun. When one listens to the music of this period on a mean-tone tuned instrument, its beauty is magnified ten-fold and harmonies take on a fragile edge. Choir and Organ

She gives a brilliant performance culminating in the astounding outburst at the end of the recital with Sweelinck's Ricecar. Music and Vision Daily

Sweelinck belonged to the family which for three generations presided over the organ of the Oude Kirk, Amsterdam. Famed as a virtuoso performer and composer, he was also a sought-after teacher, and listed among his pupils Bull, Phillips, both Scheidts, Praetorius and Scheidemann. In North Germany his pupils were to set in motion a school of playing which culminated in Johann Sebastian Bach. This disc represents steps in the allied growth of organ composition on that pathway.

1
Sweelinck
Toccata in C
4:27
 
Scheidt
Echo ad manuale duplex, forte e lene
9:46
2
 
i.
 
Echo ad manuale duplex, forte e lene
5:46
3
 
ii.
 
Echo alio modo...cantus variante
4:00
 
Schneidemann
Magnificat VII toni
12:12
4
i.
 
Versus I
1:55
5
ii.
 
Versus I I
3:15
6
 
iii.
 
Versus II auf Clavier
4:50
7
 
iv.
 
Versus pedaliter
2:12
8
Sweelinck
Malle Sijmen
1:39
 
Scheidt
Est-ce Mars
10:34
9
i.
 
Thema—Est-ce Mars
0:43
10
ii.
 
Variatio a 4 voci in cantu
0:43
11
iii.
 
Variatio a 4 voci in cantu colorato
1:04
12
 
iv.
 
Variatio bincinium in cantu
0:58
13-19
 
v-x.
 
Variations
 
20
Sweelinck
Ricercar
11:40
TT: 50:36

 

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