J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Works for Organ, Volume II: In dulci jubilo

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Kevin Bowyer
Individual Works:Prelude and fugue in G BWV 541
Trio Sonata V in C BWV 529
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott  BWV 720
Fugue in G BWV 577
Prelude and fugue in A BWV 536
Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her  BWV 738
In dulci jubilo  BWV 751
In dulci jubilo  BWV 729
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ  BWV 697
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ  BWV 722
Prelude and fugue in D BWV 532
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Nimbus
Catalog Number:NI 5289
Year Released/Recorded:1991 1992
Total Playing Time:55'32"
Comments:Todd M. Billeci said:
The Marcussen Organ of Sct. Hans Kirke, Odense, Denmark

Overview - Bowyer's cycle, in progress since 1991, features unmannered virtuosity, an organ of striking tone quality and an exceptionally realistic modern recording. Each disc contains a variety of works in the form of a recital, sustaining interest throughout. Bowyer's intriguing registrations distinguish the set.

Disc II - Another excellent entry in this series. The prelude from the Prelude & fugue in G BWV 541 is well-sprung and memorably transparent. The hint of reeds in the registration
of Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott  BWV 721 is also enjoyable. There is much variety on the disc, but less severe, major-key works predominate.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Todd M. Billeci
Date First Submitted:10/24/1998