Johann Sebastian Bach
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Bach's the Best #1429

…whether on historic instruments in his homeland, a Catholic church in New Orleans, or in a Japanese concert hall, nothing quite satisfies like the music of Johann Sebastian Bach!

Hour 1

J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in C, BWV 547Peter Van de Velde (1749 Delhaye/Church of Our Lady, Melsele, Belgium) Unda Maris 20531

BACH: Toccata in C, BWV 564Philipp Christ (1740 Köhler/Kreuzkirche, Suhl, Germany) Organ 7245

BACH: Toccata in d, BWV 913Peter Schnur (2001 Metzler/St. Jakob Church, Friedberg, Germany) Chromart Classics 12008

BACH: An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653William Kuhlman (1978 Sipe/Center for Faith and Life, Luther College, Decorah, IA) Luther College 2005

ANTONIO VIVALDI (trans. BACH): Concerto in a, BWV 596Maria Magdalena Kaczor (1997 Kern/Kitara Concert Hall, Saporo, Japan) Sapporo 015

BACH: Wir glauben all’an enien Gott, Vater, BWV Anh.69Joan Lippincott (1984 Fritts-Richards/St. Alphonsus Church, Seattle, WA) PGM 115

Hour 2

BACH (trans. Harbach): Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen, fr Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 –Barbara Butler & Charles Geyer, trumpets; Barbara Harbach (1970 Schlicker/1st Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lyons, NY) Gasparo 2002

BACH (trans de Jong):  Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost, BWV 114Euwe and Sybolt de Jong (1738 Müller/St. Bavo Church, Haarlem, The Netherlands) WestraMedia VI

BACH: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654Wim van Beek (1692 Schnitger/Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands) WBG 9905

BACH: Valet will ich dir geben BWV 736George Ritchie (1979 Fisk/House of Hope Presbyterian Church, Saint Paul, MN) Raven 740

BACH: Ich hab’ mein Sach Gott heimgestellt, BWV 707André Isoir (1982 Grenzing/St. Cyprien, Perigord, France) Calliope 9796

BACH (trans. Reger): Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue in d, BWV 903Isabelle Demers (2009 Murphy/St. Patrick’s  Church, New Orleans, LA) Pro Organo 7259

BACH: Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit, BWV 668Kees van Houten (1772 Robustelly/St. Lambertus Kerk, Helmond, The Netherlands) Robustelly 01

Enjoy some additional performances by some of today’s artists:
Peter Van de Velde plays Bach-Widor at Antwerp Cathedral
Maria Magdalena Kaczor plays a Bach Trio Sonata in Poznan
Joan Lippincott discusses and plays from Bach’s Art of Fugue in Princeton, NJ
Wim van Beek plays Bach’s Fantasy in G in Groningen
George Ritchic plays from Bach’s Art of Fugue in Prescott, AZ
Andre Isoir plays Bach’s Wachet auf! at Weingarten