1736 Bielfeldt organ at Wilhade Kirche, Stade, Germany
1736 Bielfeldt organ at Wilhade Kirche, Stade, Germany

Out of the Depths #1213

…meditations from the dark side by Bach, Sweelinck, Daveluy and Grunenwald, somber music of sadness, solace, and strength.

Hour 1

J.S. BACH: Chorale-preludes, Aus tiefer Not, BWV 686 & 687, from Clavierübung IIIJonathan Dimmock (1736 Bielfeldt/St. Wilhadi Church, Stade, Germany) Arabesque 6161

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Aus tiefer Not, from Opus 65. MAX REGER: Aus tiefer Not, from Opus 67, number 3 –Tillmann Benfer (1916 Furtwängler & Hammer/Cathedral Church, Verden, Germany) TB 10856

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK: Variations on Erbarm dich mein o Herre GottHarald Vogel (2010 West/St. Mary Church, Lemgo, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 914 1690

BACH: Chorale-prelude, Erbarm dich mein o Herre Gott, BWV 721 –Regensburg Cathedral Choir; Franz Josef Stoiber (1989 Mathis/Regensburg Cathedral, Germany) Motette CD MOT 50721

JUDITH BINGHAM: The darkness is no darkness. SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peaceBBC Symphony Chorus, Stephen Jackson, conductor; Thomas Trotter, organist. Naxos 8.570346

Filler – MAX REGER (see above)

Hour 2

MAX REGER: Chorale-Fantasy, Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn, Opus 40, number 2; Chorale-Fantasy, Straf mich nicht, Opus 40, number 2 –Rosalinde Haas (1983 Albiez/Mutter vom Guten Rat, Frankfurt-Niederrad, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 3354

BACH: Chorale-prelude, Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 –Peter Hurford (1692 Arp Schnitger [plus additions]/Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands) EMI Eminence 2218

JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS: Chorale-prelude, Ach Herr, mich armen SünderFelix Friedrich (1735 G. Silbermann/Petrikirche, Freiberg, Germany) Querstand CD-0018

RAYMOND DAVELUY: Chorale-prelude, Herzlich tut mich verlangenMichelle Quintal (1963 Casavant Frères/Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Cap, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada) Quintal 1991

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Jesus accepts suffering, from La Nativité du SeigneurOlivier Latry (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France) Deutsche Grammophon 471 480

JEAN-JACQUES GRUNENWALD: Psalm 130, De Profundis, –Vasari Singers, Jeremy Backhouse, conductor; Jeremy Filsell (1995 Marcussen/St. Augustine Chapel, Tonbridge School, Kent, England, UK) Signum 163

Filler – BACH BWV 686 (see above)