Orgelauszug - ORGA - organ and orchestracomposer: Hindemith, PaulÉditeur: Schott Musicpages: 48Contenu - 1. Crescendo - 2. Allegro assai - 3. Canzonetta in triads, and two Ritornelli - 4. Phantasy on ´´Veni Creator Spiritus”
Instrument : organNombre de Pages : 8Naji Hakim, born in Beirut in 1955, is counted among the most important of present-day organists and organ composers. He studied organ with Jean Langlais at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, was organist at Sacré-Coeur in Paris from 1985-93 and then succeeded Olivier Messiaen as organist at the Eglise de la Trinité. He gives concerts throughout the world, works as a professor at the Conservatoire de Musique in Boulogne, and holds a visiting professorship at the Royal Academy in London.In his organ works, Naji Hakim often draws his thematic material from the gregorian chant, thesaurus of the roman catholic church, situated in the spirit of Vatican II. This paraphrase of the antiphon to the virgin, ´Salve Regina´, is based on the plainsong theme (solemn tone). The gregorian line is unchanged; it evolves slowly above an expressive harmony. The text of the prayer is underligned by the meditative, soft and peaceful character.
from the Symphonie No. 6 - Allegro molto vivaceInstrument : organNombre de Pages : 32The third movement (Allegro molto vivace) from Tchaikovsky´s ´Symphonie pathétique´ is - though not specially designated as such - a typical scherzo and, what is more, actually one of the most brilliant orchestral pieces. The French organist Jean Guillou who is an excellent virtuoso in his own right has made it into a magnificent concert piece for organ. An effective encore piece for virtuoso organists!
Chorale Settings - PraeambulaInstrument : organNombre de Pages : 80Jakob Praetorius, who was born in Hamburg on 8 February 1586, studied with Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck 1602-1603 and was organist at the church of St Peter in Hamburg from 1603-1651. This edition contains seven chorale settings and three Praeambula (in C, D and F).Content : Christum wir sollen loben schon - Grates nunc omnes reddamus - Herr Gott, dich loben wir - Magnificat germanice - Vater unser im Himmelreich - Von allen Menschen abgewandt - Was kann uns kommen an für Not - Praeambula in C, d, F
3 Chorale Settings - FantasiaInstrument : organNombre de Pages : 28Johann Steffens was municipal organist at St Johannis church in LÃ¼neburg and one of the founding fathers of the North German Organ school. This volume contains three chorale arrangements (including a cycle based on â€œVeni redemptorâ€ / Nun komm der Heiden Heiland) and a â€œFantasiaâ€, one of the few free compositions for organ of that period to show exceptional musicianship.Content : Einleitung - Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein - Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, der von uns den Gotteszorn wandt - Veni redmtor gentium (Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland) - Fantasia - Revisionsbericht
TranscriptionInstrument : organNombre de Pages : 56A transcription justifies itself only by forgetting that it is a transcription and by incorporating the ´new´ instrument into the work, as it were, Jean Guillou writes in the preface to this edition.Especially transcribing a work for organ which was originally written for piano possesses a certain risk. Such a transcription should not sound like a piano score played on the organ. Rather, the specific possibilities offered by the organ have to be considered. That is why typically pianistic passages have to be rewritten to get an organistic character. Jean Guillou has masterfully succeeded in turning this great piano and orchestral work into a work for organ.Content : The Gnome - The Old Castle - Tuileries-Childrens´ Quarrelling After the Play - Bydlo - Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks - Samuel Goldengerg und Schmuyle - The Market Place of Limoges (The Big News) - Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum) - Cum mortuis in lingua mortua - The Hut of Hens´ Legs (Baba-Yaga) - The Great Gate of Kiew
3 Chorale Fantasias, Chorale Variation, 6 Hymn SettingsInstrument : organNombre de Pages : 72Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) only reached the age of 50, but left a remarkable wealth of compositions and treatises. From a musicological point of view, he takes up a central function as mediator between the well-established German tradition of Protestant church music and the new monodic, concertante style of Italian composition at the beginning of the 17th century. After his apparently self-instructed musical training, he found his first employment as an organist at St. Mary´s in Frankfurt/Oder in 1587, and later at the court of the music-loving prince bishop Henry Julius of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel. After the latter´s death followed unstable and energy-sapping years. Praetorius´ organ music covers exclusively cantus firmus arrangements: three chorale fantasias which fascinate by their variety of style, a pair of variations with a rich figuration technique, and six compositionally innovative hymn arrangements. With regard to style, his oeuvre is rooted in the traditional German organ art and provides major practical performance tips based on partly existing texts.Content : Introduction - Choralbearbeitungen: Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam - Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott - Wir glauben all an einen Gott - Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren - Hymnusbearbeitungen: Albus tumescit virginis/Der Jungfrau Leib - A solis ortus cardine/Christum wir sollen loben schon - Summo parenti gloria/Lob, Ehr und Dank - Vita sanctorum/Der Heilgen Leben - O lux beata Trinitas/Der du bist drei - Te mane laudum carmine/Des Morgens, Gott