Discography

Kei Koito performs using historically important organs in all her recordings :

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« Splendour »

Golden Age of North German Organ Music & Vocal Works

Programme :

Franz Tunder (1614–1667)
1 Praeludium in g, organ

Dieterich Buxtehude (1637–1707)
2 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BuxWV 211, organ

Michael Praetorius (1637–1707)
3 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, Lob sei Gott dem Vater ton, chorale

Jacob Praetorius d. J. (1586–1651)
4 Christum wir sollen loben schon, Hymn, organ

Joachim Decker (1575–1611)
5 Christum wir sollen loben schon, chorale

Heinrich Scheidemann (c.1596–1663)
6 Fantasia in G, WV 74, variante, organ

Dieterich Buxtehude
7
Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren, BuxWV 212 (Psalm 103), organ

Johann Stadlmayr (c.1575–1648)
8 O lux beata Trinitas – Temane, laudum carmine, antiphon

Hieronymus Praetorius (1560–1629)
9 O lux beata Trinitas · Hymn (Secundus versus, Choralis in discantu), organ

Johann Stadlmayr
10
O lux beata Trinitas, Christum rogamuset Patrem, Amen, antiphon

Heinrich Scheidemann
11
Alleluja, laudem dicite Deo nostro, organ

Hans Leo Hassler (1564–1612)
12 Alleluja, laudem dicite Deo nostro, motet

Heinrich Scheidemann
13
Fantasia in d, WV 83, organ
14 Praeambulum in d, WV 33, organ

Gregorian
15
Magnificat anima mea, antiphon

Matthias Weckmann (1616–1674)
16 Et misericordia (Secundus versus in Magnificat II. Toni), organ

Gregorian
17
Suscepit Israel, Gloria patri, Amen, antiphon

Anonymous (XVIIth century)
18 Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, organ

Nicolaus Decius (c. 1485– after 1546)
19 Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, chorale

Dieterich Buxtehude
20
Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit, BuxWV 222, organ

Jacob Praetorius d. J.
21
Vater unser im Himmelreich, organ

Joachim Decker
22
Vater unser im Himmelreich, chorale

Georg Böhm (1661–1733)
23 Dein Will gescheh, Herr Gott (Vater unser, Choralis in discantu), organ
24 Führ uns, Herr (Vater unser, a 4), organ

Hans Leo Hassler
25
Amen (Vater unser, Decimus versus), motet

Dieterich Buxtehude
26
Praeambulum in a, BuxWV 153, organ

Claude Goudimel (c.1514–1572)
27 J’ayme mon Dieu, cantique

Johann Praetorius? (1595–1660)
28 Ich lieb den Herren (Psalm 116) (Tertius & quartus versus Choralis in discantu), organ

Michael Praetorius
29
Christe der du bist Tag und Licht, chorale

Hieronymus Praetorius
30
Christe qui lux es et dies · Hymn (Primus versus, Choralis in basso), organ

 

Kei KOITO organ
Hans Scherer Organ (1624) St. Stephanskirche, Tangermünde (Germany)
Restored by Alexander Schuke, Potsdam (1994)

 

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Recorded : Organ : October 25 – 27,2016, St. Stephanskirche, Tangermünde (Germany) Chorale : January 18–19, 2017, Sacrestia Monumentale della Chiesa di S. Marco, Milano (Italy)

 

Executive producer : Martin Korn, Sony Music
Artistic advisor : Gabriel Dubath
Musical conception : Kei Koito & Gianluca Capuano

Sound, Editing & Mastering : Jean-Daniel Noir
Photos & Film/Video : Daniel Muster
Design: Christine Schweizer

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Baroque Organ Concertos

Works by Haendel, Vivaldi, Telemann, Albinoni and Torelli

Programme :
G.F. Haendel (1685-1759)
Suite/Concerto in g***

A. Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Grave in h** , F. Tasini after RV 206/2

Concerto in h* , LV 133 after RV 275

G.Ph. Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto in g**** , BWV 985 after TWV 51

A. Vivaldi
Larghetto in D**** , BWV 972/2 after RV 230 

T. G. Albinoni (1671-1751)
Concerto in F* , LV 126 after Albinoni

G.F. Haendel
Adagio in F***, HWV 427/1

G. Torelli (1658-1709)
Concerto in a* , LV 140 after Torelli

A. Vivaldi
Largo in d** , F. Tasini after RV 356/2

G.F. Haendel
Concerto in F*****, J. Walsch after HWV 293 

G.Ph. Telemann
Concerto in c* , LV 136 after TWV 52

 

* Transcription for organ by Johann Gottfried Walther (LV)
** Transcription for organ by Francesco Tasini
*** Adaptation or reconstitution for organ by Kei Koito
**** Transcription for clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV)

***** Transcription for clavier by John Walsch

 

Arp Schnitger organ (1702),
restored by Gebr. Reil (2011)
Der Aa-kerk, Groningen (Netherlands)
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi – Sony Music 88875163622

 

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Recorded : July 1-3, 2015
Executive producer : Martin Korn, Sony Music
Artistic consultant : Gabriel Dubath & Peter Westerbrink
Sound & artistic direction : Jean-Daniel Noir
Photos : Daniel Muster – www.atelierphoto.ch (Der Aa-kerk & Organ),
Cornelius R. Cook & Julien Haenggeli (recording team), Catherine Leutenegger (portrait of Kei Koito)

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Organ Music before Bach

Works by Pachelbel, Froberger, Georg Muffat, Kerll, Fischer

Programme:

Pachelbel : Toccata in C, in D, in g, Prelude & Fugue in e, Fantasia in C, in D (ex Es), Ciacona in d, in g (ex f), Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her, Froberger : Canzon in G, FbWV 305, Ricercar in d, FbWV 411, Meditation, FbWV 611a faist sur ma Mort future laquelle se joue lentement avec discrétion, Georg Muffat : Toccata prima, Toccata decima, Kerll : Passacaglia in d, Fischer : Ricercar pro Festis Pentecostalibus, Chaconne in F, Rigaudon & Rigaudon double, Passacaglia in d

Johann Jakob Hör Organ (1736)
restored by Hermann Weber (2008)
Pfarrkirche St. Katharina (formerly Stiftskirche), Wolfegg (Germany)

 

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Executive producer : Martin Korn, Sony Music
Artistic consultant : Gabriel Dubath, Jean-Daniel Noir
Recording & mastering : Jean-Daniel Noir, JDN Enregistrements
Recorded, 9-11 June, 2014

 

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Les Maîtres de l’Orgue français, 8 CDs / French Organ Masters, 8 CDs, De Louis XIII à la Monarchie de Juillet / From Louis XIII to Louis-Philippe

From Titelouze to Boëly
played by Kei Koito and some other organists

Works by : J. Titelouze, Ch. Racquet, F. Roberday, L. Couperin, N. Lebègue, J.-B. Lully, G.-G. Nivers, J. Boyvin, G. Jullien, F. Couperin, L. Marchand, N. de Grigny, P. du Mage, L.-N. Clérambault, J.A. Guilain, J.-F. Dandrieu, J.-Ph. Rameau, L.A. Dornel, L.-Cl. Daquin, M. Corrette, Cl. Balbastre, A.-L. Couperin, J.-J. Beauvarlet-Charpentier, J.-Fr.-J. Benaut, G. Lascaux, G.-F. Couperin, A.-P.-F. Boëly

Organs of : Saint-Michel en Thiérache (1714), Souvigny (1783), Sarlat (1752), Saint-Maximin (1774), Poitiers (1791), Cintegabelle (1741), Bordeaux/Sainte-Croix (1748), Dole (1754-1856), Toulouse/La Daurade (1862-64)

Collection « Tempéraments », TEM 316045/52
Radio France/Harmonia Mundi, 2014,
www.kiosque.radiofrance.fr

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Bach, Organ Masterworks – vol. 5

Prelude & Fugue in G, BWV 541, Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV 614, Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf, BWV 1092, Fantasia & Fugue in a, BWV 904, Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619 (in Canone alla Duodecima), Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn, BWV Anhang 55, Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641, Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 665, Prelude & Fughetta in G, BWV 902, Trio in c, BWV 21/1* (Cantata 21 : Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis), Jesus bleibet meine Freude, BWV 147/6** (Cantata 147 : Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben), Adagio, BWV 1001/1** & Fugue in d, BWV 539/2*, In dulci jubilo, BWV 751, Jesus, meine Zuversicht, BWV 728, Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein, BWV 734, O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 618 (in Canone alla Quinta), Fantasia on Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BWV 651

* arrangement for organ by J.S. Bach
** arrangement for organ by Kei Koito

Around ten of the pieces on this CD were recorded using the manual bellows worked by Julien Hangli

 

World Premiere Recording on Franciscus Volckland Organ (1732-37) at Cruciskirche, Erfurt (Germany)

Claves Records CD 50-1503, www.claves.ch, 2014

 

 

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Bach, Organ Masterworks – vol. 4

Passacaglia con Thema fugatum in c, BWV 582, Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 709, Wo soll ich fl iehen hin, BWV 694, Prelude & Fugue in c, BWV 549, Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1100, Partita « O Gott du frommer Gott », BWV 767, Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 663, Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, BWV 1103, Adagio in Es, BWV 1017, Fantasia & Fugue in c, BWV 537, Allegro/Chaconne in G, BWV 571, Prelude & Fugue in C, BWV 547

 

Schnitger organ (1692) of the Martinikerk, Groningen (Netherlands)

Claves Records CD 50-1314, www.claves.ch, 2013

 

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Bach, Organ Masterworks – vol. 3

Prelude & Fugue in b, BWV 544, Prelude (Concerto) in a, BWV 894, Fugue in b on a theme by Corelli, BWV 579, Concerto in d, after A. Marcello, BWV 974, Toccata & Fugue in F, BWV 540, Ich ruf’ zu dir Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639, Aria  Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170, Erbarm’ dich mein, o Herre Gott, BWV 721, Valet will ich dir geben, BWV 736

 

Christian Müller organ (1738) of St. Bavokerk, Haarlem (Netherlands)

Claves Records CD 50-1107, www.claves.ch, 2011/2012

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Bach, Organ Masterworks – vol. 2

Toccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565, Fantaisie & Fugue in g, BWV 542, Ouverture à la française, BWV 831, Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C, BWV 564, Fantasia in c, BWV 562, Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659, 660, 661, Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 655, Sonatina/Actus Tragicus, BWV 106, In dir ist Freude, BWV 615.

 

G. Silbermann organ (1755) of the Cathedral / Hofkirche, Dresden, Germany

Claves Records CD 50-1008, www.claves.ch, 2009/2010

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Bach, Organ Masterworks – vol. 1

Praeludium & Fugue in e, BWV 548, Praeludium & Fugue in A, BWV 536, Praeludium & Fugue in a, BWV 543, Partita “Sei gegrüsset”, BWV 768, Adagio, BWV 1016, Trio in G, BWV 1027/1027a, Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731, Ach, was ist doch unser Leben, BWV 743, Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele, BWV 654.

 

Schnitger organ (1692) of the Martinikerk, Groningen, Netherlands.

Claves Records CD 50-2908, www.claves.ch, 2009

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Bach, The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (part 1)

7 contrapunctus & 3 canons.

Dom Bedos organ, 1748, Sainte Croix, Bordeaux / France.

Collection “Tempéraments”, TEM 316016, Radio France (France Musique) / Harmonia Mundi, 1998/1999 (http://sites.radiofrance.fr/radiofrance/kiosque/liste)

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Bach, The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (part 2)

9 contrapunctus & 1 canon (contrapunctus 12 & 13 with Kenneth Weiss)

Dom Bedos organ, 1748, Sainte Croix, Bordeaux / France.

Collection “Tempéraments”, TEM 316017, Radio France (France Musique) / Harmonia Mundi, 1998/1999 (http://sites.radiofrance.fr/radiofrance/kiosque/liste)

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Bach, Clavier-Übung III, (Organ Mass, part 1)

Praeludium in Es, BWV 552/1, Chorals, BWV 669-681

With alternated chorals. Soloists: Agnès Mellon, Andreas Scholl, Gerd Türk, Ulrich Messthaler, conducted by Dominique Vellard.

Hinsz organ, Bovenkerk, 1741, Kampen / Nederland.

Harmonic Records H/CD 9352, Paris / France, 1993/2001 (www.harmonicclassics.com)
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Bach, Clavier-Übung III, (Organ Mass, part 2)

Chorals, BWV 682-689, 4 Duets, BWV 802-805, Fugue in Es, BWV 552/2

With alternated chorals. Soloists : Agnès Mellon, Andreas Scholl, Gerd Türk, Ulrich Messthaler, conducted by Dominique Vellard.

Hinsz organ, Bovenkerk, 1741, Kampen / Nederland.

Harmonic Records H/CD 9353, Paris / France, 1993/2001 (www.harmonicclassics.com)
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Bach, 6 Trio Sonatas, BWV 525-530 (18 movements)

Schnitger organ, 1692, Martinikerk, Groningen / Nederland.

Harmonic Records H/CD 8828, Paris / France, 1989/1990 (www.harmonicclassics.com)
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Bach, 5 Concertos & Canonic Variations, (after Vivaldi & Ernst), BWV 592-596 (14 movements) and BWV 769

Schnitger organ, 1692, Martinikerk, Groningen / Nederland.

Harmonic Records H/CD 8829, Paris / France, 1989/1990 (www.harmonicclassics.com)
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« Buxtehude &… », (part 1)

D. Buxtehude’s anthology: BuxWV 137, 148, 149, 150, 160, 161, 168, 173, 181, 196, 197, 199, 207, 211, 212, 217, 224, 235.

Hamburg / Germany (St. Jacobi – Schnitger organ, 1693), Groningen / Nederland (Martinikerk – Schnitger organ, 1692)

Claves Records 50-2704, www.claves.ch, 2007/2008.

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« Buxtehude &… », (part 2)

D. Buxtehude’s anthology: BuxWV 76/1, 76/2, 139, 145, 151, 159, 185, 218, 220, 221, 255 & M. Radeck.

Roskilde / Denmark (Mülish-Botz organ, 1655), Payerne / Switzerland (Grob organ, 1784), Hamburg / Germany (St. Jacobi – Schnitger organ, 1693)

Claves Records 50-2705, www.claves.ch, 2007/2008.

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« Buxtehude &… », (part 3)

Magnificat of Buxtehude, BuxWV 202, 203, 204, 205, & Delphin Strunck, Jakob Praetorius, Hieronymus Praetorius III, Heinrich Scheidemann, Matthias Weckmann, Franz Tunder, J.S. Bach.

Hamburg/Germany (St. Jacobi – Schnitger organ, 1693), Tangermünde/Germany (St. Stephan – H. Scherer the younger organ, 1624)

Claves Records 50-2706, www.claves.ch, 2007/2008.

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Guillaume-Gabriel NIVERS

Livres d’orgue : Messe, Magnificat, Suite du 3e ton, Graduel, Motet

Providing the plainsong alternatim with the Vocal Ensemble Gilles Binchois.

Boizard organ, 1714, Abbaye de Saint-Michel-en-Thiérache/France.
Collection “Tempéraments”, TEM 316033.

Radio France (France Musique) / Harmonia Mundi, 2006/2007.
(http://sites.radiofrance.fr/radiofrance/kiosque/liste)

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Guillaume-Gabriel NIVERS

Livres d’orgue : Te Deum, Hymne : A Soli hortus, Suite du 1er ton, Suite  du  2e  ton, Motets

Providing the plainsong alternatim with the Vocal Ensemble Gilles Binchois.

Boizard organ, 1714, Abbaye de Saint-Michel-en-Thiérache/France
Collection “Tempéraments”, TEM 316034.

Radio France (France Musique)/Harmonia  Mundi, 2006/2007
(http://sites.radiofrance.fr/radiofrance/kiosque/liste).

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Other Recordings on various organs

The well-known French television channel TF1, recorded a recital entitled ‘Splendeurs de la musique préclassique et classique française’ : F. Couperin, Grigny, Titelouze, Guilain, Marchand, Dandrieu, during the Festival of Sablé (Levasseur organ, 1640, La Flèche/France).

Kei Koito has also made numerous international broadcast recordings for her ‘live’ concerts playing on Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic and modern instruments, among others; Sweelinck, P. Cornet, Cabezón, Correa de Arauxo, Bruna, G. Cavazzoni, G. & A. Gabrieli, Trabaci, Frescobaldi, W. Byrd, J. Bull, P. Philips, O. Gibbons, J. Blow, H. Purcell, H.L. Hassler, Froberger, Kerll, Muffat, Fischer, Pachelbel, Scheidt, Böhm, Buxtehude, Bruhns, Walther, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Hindemith, Saint-Saëns, Widor, Vierne, Duruflé, and contemporary music.