Spring's Bach #1511
…in celebration of the Vernal Equinox and a special birthday, we delight again in more of the ever resilient music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
BACH (arr. De Jong): Variations on Was Gott tut,das ist wohlgetan (arrangements of movements from Bach Cantatas 75 and 100) –Euwe and Sybolt de Jong (1738 Müller/Bavokerk, Haarlem, The Netherlands*) WestraMedia 6
You can watch several of today’s performers in these YouTube video extras:
Pieter van Dijk plays a Schübler Chorale on the Alkmaar Schnitger organ
André Isoir fully realizes Bach’s Wachet auf! at Weingarten Abbey
Jean Guillou expands on a Handel Hornpipe on the ‘hand-organ’ at Alpe d’Huez
Cristina Garcia Banegas plays Bach in Buenos Aires
Carsten Wiebusch explore Bach through the edition of 19th century Englishman W. T. Best
Hans-Ola Ericsson plays some Orgelbüchlein chorale-preludes on a new ‘Bach organ’ in Cegléd, Hungary
Jean-Christophe Geiser discusses (in French) the Fisk organ at Lausanne Cathedral
Renée Ann Louprette plays Bach at Our Lady of Refuge in Brooklyn
In addition, video producer Will Fraser introduces his excellent Fugue State Films DVD, Alkmaar: the organs of the Laurenskerk
*And, newly published volume, The Haarlem Essays celebrates fifty years of Haarlem International Organ Festivals, 480 pages hard-bound, with 150 illustrations and examples and a CD of seven exemplary prize-winning improvisations featuring the Müller organ.