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Praeludium, Fuge & Ciacona in C, BuxWV 137

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Uploaded by: yolar (01/10/21)
Composer: Buxtehude, Dieterich
Sample Producer: Piotr Grabowski
Sample Set: Erfurt, Büßleben, St. Petri Kirche
Software: Hauptwerk V
Genre: Baroque
Description:
There are at least 14 recordings of this piece on Contrebombarde and many recordings on CD. So I have no ambition to compete with any of these recordings.

But I'd like to show you how well Northern-German baroque music and in particular this Buxtehude piece sounds on this Thuringian baroque organ.

A curious thing; the opening always reminds me of the exact some opening of the bass aria 'Wer bist du?' of Cantata BWV 132. Is this coincidence or not?
Listen to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bss-rU_zgWo

In this aria there is a musical game of questions and answers, due to the text. I like to think the same of the opening of BuxWV 137. A question in the opening, then some wandering to search for an answer. Then there is a quick answer in the first chord, and so on. Probably too much thinking involved, but I like the rhetorical suggestions in this piece.

Settings:
Front 100%
Pitch: 465 Hz
Temperament: Werckmeister III
Some IR is added: Hall01-ORTF-12m-LR-2.6s (standard settings)

The sheet music (Hedar edition) is in the attachments.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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