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Historic Organs of the Barossa Valley, Volume 1


Historic Organs of the Barossa Valley, Volume 1

  • Published by Move Records [MD3156] — 1 CD
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A tour of South Australia's famous Barossa Valley would usually evoke images of leafy vineyards and dark and cavernous cellars, however Move Records have put together a tour of another kind. Together with Volume 2 (available separately), "Historic Organs" records the historic Lutheran organs in the region.

Christopher Dearnley, one of the world's leading organists (St. Paul's Cathedral, London 1968-1990), and John Stiller, combine to provide valuable and unique renditions of popular and rare organ repertoire on these magnificent instruments. Volume 1 contains music by Bach, Handel, Buxtehude, Pachelbel and Purcell.

Accompanying booklets outline the history of the organs, their builders and the music.


Track Listing

Prelude in A Major (J.S. Bach)
Ricercar in C Minor (Johann Pachelbel)
Toccata E Minor (Johann Pachelbel)
Improvisation in E minor
Prelude & Fugue in E minor (Dietrich Buxtehude)
Bourrée in B flat (George Friederic Handel)
Möcht ich din begern, from the Buxheim Organ Book (anon.)
Carillon-Sortie (Henri Mulet)
Improvisation in G minor

Five Chorale Preludes from "Der angehende Organist":
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (Johann Sebastian Bach)
Herzlich tut mich verlangen (Friedrich Kühmstedt)
Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (Johann Christoph Bach)
Nun ruhen alle Wälder, BWV 756 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
Jesu meine Freude (Michael Gotthard Fischer)

Improvisation in G minor
Voluntary in E minor (John Stanley)
Eclogue (Moneta Eagles)
Toccata in D minor, op. 59, no. 5 (Max Reger)
Chorale improvisation on "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (Paul Manz)
Chorale improvisation on "Still Still Still" (Paul Manz)
Chorale improvisation on "Praise to the Lord (Lobe den Herren)" (Paul Manz)
Improvisation on "Jesu Meine Freude"
Improvisation after Boëllmann
Slow Air (from the Married Beau) and Rondeau (from Abdelazar) (Henry Purcell, arr. Christopher Dearnley)
Toccata (Georgi Mushel)


Press Quotes

“... recording quality is what we have come to expect from Move – outstanding ... what a splendid addition to any CD collection!”

Organ Music Society Journal

“I have played and replayed this disc - and it still keeps growing on me.”

— Robert Wiebusch, The Lutheran

“an admirable aural documentation of the musical treasures to be found in the Barossa region.”

Organ Historical Trust of Australia News

“beautifully played ... a great introduction to these organs”

— Bruce Steele, Organo Pleno

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