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« Splendour »

Golden Age of North German Organ Music & Vocal Works

 

Organ solo : Kei Koito
Vocal ensemble : Il Canto di Orfeo – Gianluca Capuano, direction

 

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
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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

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Magnificat anima mea, antiphon

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

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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 282, organ

Jacob Praetorius d. J.
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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

Total time: 73.15

 

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

 

Organ specification & registrations

 

 

Il Canto di Orfeo, Gianluca Capuano direction
Francesca Cassinari, Cantus I (3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 27, 29), Cantus II (12)
Sonia Tedla Chebreab, Cantus I (12, 22)
Jacopo Facchini, Altus (3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 17, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29)
Elena Carzaniga, Tenor (3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 17, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29)
Walter Testolin, Bassus (3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29)

 

 

Texts of chorales, Magnificat, hymns, psalms and motets

 

 

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi – Sony Music 88985437672

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www.sonymusicclassical.de

 

 

Text by Kei Koito :
English text
Deutscher Text
Texte en français

 

 

Bibliographical references pertaining to this text of Kei Koito

 

 

Dialogue between Gabriel Dubath, artistic advisor, & Kei Koito :
English text
Deutscher Text
Texte en français

 

 

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

 

 

Artist’s biographies

Kei Koito
Il Canto di Orfeo
Gianluca Capuano

 

 

 

Film/Video at youtube : KeiKoitoVEVO (soon available)

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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***
1          Ouverture, HWV 453/1
2          Entrée, HWV 453/2
3          Air, HWV 466
4          Saraband, HWV 440/3
5          Larghetto, HWV 580
6          Allegro, HWV 487

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

Concerto in h* , LV 133 after RV 275
8          Allegro
9          Adagio
10        Allegro

G.Ph. Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto in g**** , BWV 985 after TWV 51
11        Allegro
12        Adagio
13        Allegro 

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

T. G. Albinoni (1671-1751)
Concerto in F* , LV 126 after Albinoni
15        Allegro
16        Adagio
17        Allegro

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

G. Torelli (1658-1709)
Concerto in a* , LV 140 after Torelli
19        Allegro
20        Adagio
21        Allegro

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

G.F. Haendel
Concerto in F***** , J. Walsch after HWV 293
23        Larghetto
24        Allegro
25        Alla Sicilliana
26        Presto 

G.Ph. Telemann
Concerto in c* , LV 136 after TWV 52
27        Adagio
28        Allegro
29        Adagio
30        Allegro

 

* 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)

Organ specification & registrations

 

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi – Sony Music 88875163622

 

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www.sonymusicclassical.de

 

Text by Reinhard Goebel :
English text : Forward
Deutscher Text : Vorwort
Texte en français : Avant-propos

Text by Kei Koito :
English text : About this recording
Deutscher Text : Zu dieser Aufnahme
Texte en français : À propos du présent enregistrement 

 

 

 

 

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) 

Film at youtube : KeiKoitoVEVO

 

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Organ Music before Bach

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

Programme:

1. Pachelbel Toccata in D Minor
2. Ciacona in D Minor
3. Muffat Toccata prima
4. Pachelbel Fantasia in D Major (ex E-Flat Major*)
5. Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her
6. Fischer Ricercar pro Festis Pentecostalibus
7. Chaconne in F Major
8. Pachelbel Toccata in G Minor
9. Ciacona in G Minor (ex F Minor*)
10. Fantasia in C Major
11. Toccata in C Major
12. Muffat Ciacona in G Major
13. Kerll Passcaglia in D Minor
14. Froberger Ricercar in D Minor, FbWV 411
15. Pachelbel Prelude in E Minor
16. Fugue in E Minor
17. Froberger Canzon in G Major, FbWV 305
18. Fischer Rigaudon & Rigaudon double
19. Passacaglia in D Minor
20. Froberger Meditation, FbWV 611a
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21. Muffat Toccata decima

 

* transposed the tonality after the temperament ; ex = original tonality

 

 

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

Specification of organ & Registrations

 

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi – Sony Music 8843040912

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www.sonymusicclassical.de

 

 

Texts by Brenno Boccadoro & Kei Koito :

English text
Deutscher Text
Texte en français

 

 

 

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

 


Film at youtube : KeiKoitoVEVO

 

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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, from the dawn of the 17th century until the end of the monarchy in 1848, an anthology of French organ music from the archives of the label Tempéraments. Thirty composers, twenty performers and ensembles performing over two centuries of music on eight CDs, each programmed in the spirit of a concert, associating organ masterpieces with ten historic instruments, and different instrumental and vocal repertoire. A production coinciding with the tri-centennial of the J.-Boizard organ (1714) of the Abbey of Saint-Michel en Thiérache, an instrument associated with the Tempéraments collection from the beginning – a Radio France label co-produced with the Département de l’Aisne.

Played by :
Michel Alabau, Olivier Baumont, Fabio Bonizzoni, Jean Boyer, Frédéric Desenclos, Martin Gester, Gilles Harlé, Aude Heurtematte, André Isoir,
Kei Koito, François Ménissier, Davitt Moroney, Serge Schoonbroodt.

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),
Cruciskirche, Erfurt (Germany)

 

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

 

 

 

Recorded 23-25 September 2014
Artistic Consultant : Maximilian Rousseau
Recording, mastering, artistic consultant & photos :
Jean-Daniel Noir/JDN Enregistrements

 

Texte français : Gilles Cantagrel
Deutscher Text : Peter Wollny
English text : Georg B. Stauffer

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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

 

 

Artistic Consultant: Maximilian Ruisseau et Jean-Daniel Noir
Recording engineer: Jean-Daniel Noir

English Text: Georg B. Stauffer
Deutscher Text: Peter Wollny
Texte en français: Gilles Cantagrel

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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

 

Artistic Consultant : Maximilian Ruisseau
Recording engineer : Jean-Claude Gaberel

 

Texte en français Gilles : Cantagrel
Deutscher Text : Gilles Cantagrel
English Text : George B. Stauffer

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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

 

“After her magnificent Buxtehude boxed-set in 2007 (CD 50-2704/06), and a first volume dedicated to Johann-Sebastian Bach (CD 50-2908), Japanese organist Kei Koito pursues her collaboration with Claves Records by laying the second stone of a cycle dedicated to masterpieces by the Cantor of Saint-Thomas. Recorded on the organ of Dresden Cathedral (formerly Hofkirche), she presents an anthology of pieces selected with utmost care, as always. The grand Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 – undoubtedly Bach’s most famous work – opens the recording. This is followed by three Chorales for Advent time, written on the well-known hymn «Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland»: pages found in the collection left by the musician on his work table at the time of his death. The Fantasy in C Minor BWV 562 occupies the central part of the CD, going back both to the French tradition (through its theme and ornamentation) and to the great German polyphony school (through its monumental five-part Ricercar). France – for whom Bach had the greatest of admiration – is also featured in the following work: the Overture in B Minor BWV 831, a transcription by Kei Koito herself of a work originally for harpsichord – an art in which she excels. Next on the programme are a “triptych”, which may or may not have been conceived as such by Bach (there is no signature to prove authenticity), and the Fantasy and Fugue in G Minor BWV 542, composed to dazzle all of Hamburg when Bach applied for the post of organist at Saint James’s church – for which he was unanimously nominated but refused to buy the duty, preferring to remain in Coethen. The CD ends on two pieces bathed in light: the opening Sonatina of Cantata 106 (known as “Actus Tragicus”), transcribed for the organ by Alexandre Guilmant, and the Italian hymn «In dir ist Freude» BWV 615.”

Claves News

 

Executive producer : Thierry Scherz
Recording : Image & Son
Recording engineer : Jean-Claude Gaberel

 

Text : Gilles Cantagrel

English commentary inside / Mit deutscher Textbeilage / Texte en français

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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

 

“After her magnificent Buxtehude boxed-set in 2007 (CD 50-2704/06), Kei Koito pursues her collaboration with Claves Records by laying the foundation stone of a cycle dedicated to masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach. She presents an anthology of – as ever – most carefully selected pieces. Original scores such as the Preludes and Fugues BWV 543 in A Minor, 548 in E Minor and 536 in A Major, the chorals “Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier” and “Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele”, and the Partita “Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig”, but also transcriptions by Bach (Trio in G Major from the Sonata for viola di gamba and harpsichord BWV 1027) and by herself (Adagio from the Sonata for violin and harpsichord BWV 1016). Kei Koito excels in them, showing to those who had not yet encountered it her very special affinity with the St-Thomas cantor. She founded a Bach Festival in 1997 in Lausanne (where she lives), Festival that has become a reference in the matter.”

Claves News

 

Executive producer : Thierry Scherz
Recording : Image & Son
Recording engineer : Jean-Claude Gaberel

 

Text : Gilles Cantagrel

English commentary inside / Mit deutscher Textbeilage / Texte en français

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« Buxtehude &… » 3 CDs

Claves Records 
50-2704/06
, www.claves.ch

Buxtehude’s anthology and some of the most beautiful pages of North German repertory : Buxtehude, BuxWV 76, 137, 139, 145, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 159, 160, 161, 168, 173, 181, 185, 196, 197, 199, 202, 203, 204, 205, 207, 211, 212, 217, 218, 220, 221, 224, 235, 255.

Including « Magnificat » of Buxtehude, of Delphin Strunck, Jakob Praetorius, Hieronymus Praetorius III, Martin Radeck, Heinrich Scheidemann, Matthias Weckmann, Franz Tunder & J.S. Bach.

 

On 5 famous historical organs:

  • Hamburg / Germany (Schnitger organ, 1693),

  • Groningen / Nederland (Schnitger organ, 1692),
  • Roskilde / Denmark (Mülish-Botz organ, 1655),

  • Payerne / Switzerland (Grob organ, 1784),

  • Tangermünde / Germany (H. Scherer the younger organ, 1624)

Recorded 2006-2007

 

Executive producer : Antonin Scherrer
Artistic Consultant : Peter Westerbrink
Recording engineer : Jean-Claude Gaberel

 

Text : Gilles Cantagrel

English commentary inside / Mit deutscher Textbeilage / Texte en français