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Prelude on "Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier" [2 versions](Ten Chorale Preludes, Set II, No. 4)

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (08/14/16)
Composer: Near, Gerald
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Contemporary
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Gerald Near (b. 1942) was born in Chicago studied composition at the American Conservatory of Music Leo Sowerby . He studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor at Leslie Bassett (composition), Robert Glasgow (organ) and Elizabeth AH Green (conducting) and continued his composition studies at the University of Minnesota at Dominick Argento continued.

After working as a choirmaster at the Calvary Church in Rochester / Minnesota Near from 1983 was musical director and organist at the St. Matthew's Cathedral in Dallas / Texas and composer in residence at the Cathedral of St. John in Denver / Colorado. Eventually he became choir director and cantor at Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Santa Fe / New Mexico. He composes mostly sacred music, including masses, motets and hymns and organ works.

The "Ten Chorale Preludes, Set II" were published by Aureole Editions in 1995. They comprise a collection of mostly small (but not all easy!), well-crafted and appealing preludes based upon well-known hymn melodies.

The fourth one, "Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier" is based upon the much love melody by Johann Rudolph Ahle, and is dedicated to John Bertalot.

The work is "heavily inspired" by J.S. Bach's beloved setting of the same chorale, BWV 761. However, it is FAR more than just a "Bach knock off." The exquisite textures are truly rhapsodic and flow with an impassioned fire.

I've done two versions - the first, more romantic features the Swell Hautboy as the solo, and the second, more "baroque-like" features a Cornet with stops from Solo and Choir combined.

A photo of Gerald Near is attached below.

Although most of these works appear to be quite short (I can't really say, as I record them as soon as I learn them), I chose not to combine these in groups. Instead, I'll upload 2 or 3 at a time, until I get the ten done.

These little miniatures have what it takes to stand "on their own," so, this is how I've chosen to upload them.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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