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Christus, der ist mein Leben

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A noble Hill organ, twice orphaned, finds a new home!

The proud organ, built by William Hill for St. Paul's Church-Burton-on-Trent almost 150 years a...

Uploaded by: EdoL (03/02/17)
Composer: Pachelbel, Johann
Sample Producer: OrganART Media
Sample Set: Hus/Arp Schnitger Organ (1675/88)
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Baroque
This is my first upload on the Hus-Schnitger organ of St. Cosmae in Stade in the north of Germany. It was built between 1675 and 1688, when Arp Schnitger had joined Hus in his workshop.

The organ is known as one of the most important monuments of the era.
The instrument shows characteristics from both builders, as they influenced each other in a positive way.
The first organist of the St. Cosmae in Stade was Vincent Lübeck who worked there for 30 years.

During the centuries various changes were made to the instrument.

Jürgen Ahrend did a restoration annex reconstruction to the original organ between 1972 and 1975.

As a partita is always a good way to discover the character of an organ, this one by Johann Pachelbel seemed like a good choice.

Though Pachelbel himself wrote for South-German instruments, I don't think he would have minded having it played on a Northern instrument of this quality. ;-)

Hope you like it. There's more to follow.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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