Gottfried August Homilius
Gottfried August Homilius

Heiller and Homilius #1405

…you might think them an odd couple, but Anton Heiller from 20th century Austria and Gottfried August Homilius from 18th century Saxony both knew a thing or two about writing for the organ.

Hour 1

ANTON HEILLER:  Praeludium und Fuga in A (1949) –Roman Summereder (1774 Chrisman-1996 Kögler/St. Florian Monastery, Austria) Ambiente 2027

GOTTFRIED AUGUST HOMILIUSSei lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut –Jan van Mol (1727 König/Steinfeld Basilica, Germany) Pavane 7271

HOMILIUS:  2 Chorale-preludes (Gott des Himmels und der Erden; Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit) –Johannes Gerdes (1992 Eule/Dreikönigskirche, Dresden) Querstand 9608

HEILLER:  Passacaglia (1940/42) –Mark Steinbach (1962 Beckerath/St. Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA) Loft 1136

HEILLER:  Double Concerto for Organ, Harpsichord and Chamber Orchestra –Eastman Graduate Chamber Orchestra/Peter Planyavsky, conductor; Edouardo Bellotti, harpsichord; Hans-Ola Ericsson (1952-   1991 Austin/3rd Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY) Pipedreams Archive (r. 9/28/13)

HOMILIUS:  3 Chorale-preludes (Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit; Mein Gott, das Herze bring ich dir; Dies sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot) –Ulrike Theresia Wegele (1750 Gabler/Weingarten Abbey, Germany) Tacet 30

 

Hour 2

HEILLER:  Orgelsatz & Partita, Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen (1977/1944) –Mark Steinbach (St. Paul’s, Pittsburgh) Loft 1136

HOMILIUS:  2 Chorale-preludes (Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele; Wer nur den lieben Gott) –Jack Mitchner (1800 Tannenberg/Old Salen Visitor’s Center, Salem, NC) Raven 950

HOMILIUS:  2 Chorale-preludes (Allein Gott in der Höh; Christ lag in Todesbanden) –David Dahl (1874 Hook & Hastings/St. Casimir’s Church, New Haven, CT) OHS 94

HEILLERFreu dich sehr, o meine Seele (4 verses) –Roman Summereder (1774 Chrisman-1996 Kögler/St. Florian Monastery, Austria) Ambiente 2027

HOMILIUS:  4 Chorale-preludes (Wer nur den lieben Gott (2); Christ lag in Todesbanden; Wo soll ich fliehen hin) –Jan van Mol (1727 König/Steinfeld Basilica, Germany) Pavane 7271

HEILLER:  Partita, Nun komm, der Heiden HeilandPeter Planyavsky (1969 Pirchner/St. Michael’s Church, Steyr, Austria) Studio Weinberg 010425

Perhaps not coincidentally, we honor the tercentenary of Gottfried August Homilius (b. 2/3/1714), who studied with Bach in Leipzig and served several important churches in Dresden.