J.S. Bach

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Mit J. S. Bach durchs Kirchenjahr (With J. S. Bach throughout the church year) Vol. 1 - Advent & Christmas

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Gerhard Dickel
Accompaniment/Orchestra:St. Michaelis Vocal Ensemble & String Ensemble
Soloists:Gerhard Dickel
organ and conductor
Knut Schoch, tenor soloist
Vocal Ensemble:
Julia Barthe and Ute Schuller, soprano
Hansjörg Albrecht, altus
Knut Schoch and Tobias Götting, tenor
Titus Witt, bass
String Ensemble:
Renate Gentz and Fabian Peterson, violin
Barbara Moormann, viola
Detlev Homann, cello
Stefanie Haegele, bell-tambourin
Individual Works:Orgelbüchlein
599 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
600 Gottes Sohn ist kommen
601 Herr Christ,der ein'ge Gottes Sohn
602 Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott
603 Puer natus in Bethlehem
604 Gelobet seist du, Jesus Christ
605 Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich
606 Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her
607 Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar
608 In dulci jubilo
609 Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich
610 Jesu, meine Freude
611 Christum wir sollen loben schon
612 Wir Christenleut
613 Helft mir, Gott's Güte preisen
614 Das alte Jahr vergangen ist
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:ARS MUSICI
Catalog Number:AM 1187-2
Year Released/Recorded:1996
Total Playing Time:87:04
Comments:Peter Bossen said:

This album is an really unique recording of the Orgelbüchlein.
Every number is performed 4 times:
1. Tenor solo accompanied by strings
2. Concert organ (3-manual Marcussen of 1911)
3. Vocal Ensemble
4. Grand organ (5-manual Steinmeyer of 1961)
It is most helpful and instructive for the right understanding of the work itself as well as for the interpretation to know the choral text beyond the bare beginning line.
G. Dickel, organist and choir-master of the Lutheran Cathedral St. Michaelis in Hamburg demonstrates once more the dynamic, colorful and well-structured playing he is known for.
The booklet contains an introduction by the French musicologist and organologist Georges Beyron written with great sensitivity and profound knowledge .
The series is scheduled to be continued.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Peter Bossen
Date First Submitted:02/20/2002