1721 Silbermann/St. George Church, Rötha, Germany
1721 Silbermann/St. George Church, Rötha, Germany

Bach, Abroad and At Home #1812

…whether in his own country or in Switzerland, Japan or the USA, Bach’s music thrills, unequivocally.

Hour 1

BACH: Prelude & Fugue in G, BWV 541Karel Paukert (1971 Holtkamp/Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH) Azica 71248

BACH: Fugue in g, BWV 578Tomoko Miyamoto (1989 Taylor & Boody/Ferris University, Yokohama, Japan) Loft 1057

BACH: 4 Passiontide Chorale-preludes, fr Orgelbüchlein (O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 618; Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619; Hilf Gott, dass mir’s gelinge, BWV 624; Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 623) –Swiss Radio Choir/Diego Fasolis, director; Francesco Cera (2009 Mascioni/Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Giubiasco, Switzerland) Brilliant Classics 90639

BACH: Prelude & Fugue in e, BWV 533James Kibbie (1755 Silbermann-Hildebbrandt/Hofkirche, Dresden, Germany) Block M 1

BACH: Partita, Christe, der du bist der helle Tag, BWV 766James Kibbie (1721 Silbermann/St. George Church, Rötha, Germany) Block M 2

BACH: 4 Chorale-preludes (Wer nur den lieben Gott, BWv 690/691; Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 706; In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr, BWV 712) –James Kibbie (1722 Silbermann/Marienkirche, Rötha, Germany) Block M 7

Hour 2

BACH: Prelude & Fugue in c, BWV 549George Ritchie (2003 Pasi/St. Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha, NE) Raven 740

BACH (trans. W.T. Best): Adagio & Fugue, fr Violin Sonata in C, BWV 1005Johannes Geffert (1928 Behmann/St. Martin Church, Dornbirn, Austria) Edition Lade 030

BACH: Trio Sonata No. 1 in E-flat, BWV 525Joan Lippincott (1995 Taylor & Boody/St. Thomas Church, New York, NY) Gothic 49116

BACH: Trio in c, BWV 21/1a; Passacaglia & Fugue in c, BWV 582James Kibbie (1724 Trost/Stadtkirche, Waltershausen, Germany) Block M


Dr. Kibbie’s recording of Bach’s complete organ works on historic German instruments can be accessed for free online listening or download through Block M Records, courtesy of the University of Michigan.