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Schlafe, mein Liebster

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (12/21/12)
Composer: Bach, J. S.
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Freiberg Silbermann
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Baroque
An arrangement of the Aria, 'Schlafe, mein Libester' from the "Christmas Oratorio", as done by Harvey Grace (1874-1944).

I've posted some music by Grace before, and this is his bio info: Harvey Grace (1874–1944) was an English organist and music writer. He was a chorister at Romsey Abbey, studied under Madeley Richardson at Southwark Cathedral, and became Organist of St. Mary Magdelene, Munster Square, London. He was editor of The Musical Times and a noted author and adjudicator. He was Organist and Master of the Choristers at Chichester Cathedral from 1931 to 1937. His years at Chichester coincided with a new awareness of liturgical solemnity; plainsong was used regularly at some of the weekday services from May 1936. Grace was appointed Commissioner of the School of English Church Music in 1937, and resigned at the end of the year. He joined the staff of Trinity College of Music in 1939, and also acted as Organist of East Grinstead Parish Church during World War II.

I really did this is another hearing test for myself, on an organ that I'd wanted to use on "bad" days, of which there seem to be more and more. Since it came out, OK, I thought I'd post it... ;-)

For this performance I used the Viol da Gamba of the Hauptwerk for the RH, and the Vox Humana & Gedackts, along with the Schwebung of the Oberwerk for the LH melody. The Pedal only has one 16', the Principal, which is coupled to the Hauptwerk.

While I don't normally like to "alter" things from wha they really are, I did load the "original Silbermann" temp.

It seems that the "touch" of this instrument is very "real" when I play it, although perhaps it's just because I'm not used to it. :-)
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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