Music by Pachelbel, Hanff, Lübeck, Buxtehude, Böhm
and of course JS Bach
played by Gosse Hulzinga
on the historic Hinsz organ (1738)
in the Broederkerk, Kampen, Netherlands

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for music samples.

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706): Praeludium, Fuga en Ciacona in d

Johann Nikolaus Hanff (1665-1711):
Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

Vincent Lübeck (1656-1740): Preambulum in c

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707):
Passacaglia in d, BuxWV 161
Praeludium in g, BuxWV 148

Georg Böhm (1661-1733): Partita "Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele"

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):
Fantasia in c, BWV 562
Liebster Jesu wir sind hier BWV 730
Liebster Jesu wir sind hier BWV 731
Praeludium et Fuga in C, BWV 545

Total time 72:08

This is a perfect introduction to the world of baroque organ music. Works by leading baroque composers Pachelbel, Hanff, Lübeck, Buxtehude and Böhm lead up to Bach, who stands at the apex of baroque music - especially organ composition for which Bach was famous during his lifetime. Here too you will find the full range of baroque musical forms as expressed in organ music: preludes and fugues, a chaconne (variations on a popular tune) and a passacaglia (variations on a fixed bass line) as well as variations on chorale melodies.

The works are performed by the brilliant young Dutch organist Gosse Hulzinga, who displays a faultless technique while still subjecting manual dexterity to a respect for the spirit of the music. His articulation is always clear, as is the digital recording. This fine historic instrument, dating mainly from 1738 but with earlier pipework, was fully restored in 1993. Gosse Hulzinga is thoroughly familiar with this instrument and plays it regularly; thus he is able to demonstrate its fine sounds perfectly, giving us a "guided tour" of the different stops and combinations as the music progresses.

This is an organ recording of the highest order; the superb digital recording places the listener right in the church, displaying the full majesty of this fine instrument.

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