October 16, 2020

Episode 173 – The Works of Johann Sebastian Bach Series F ARC 3030

It’s another random grab out of our library of old vinyl LPs. This is one of many from Archive, the History of Music Division of Deutsche Grammophon. We hear Helmut Walcha playing two historic organs in three works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Album: The Works of Johann Sebastian Bach Series F: Organ Works
ARC 3030
Artist: Helmut Walcha

Helmut Walcha
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Chorale Partita on “Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig (BWV 768)
Canonic Variations on the “Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her” (BWV 769)
Fuga sopra il Magnificat (BWV 733)

Organ: 1722 Franz Schnitger III/84 St. Laurenskirk, Alkmaar, Netherlands

Great OrganSwell Organ
16 Open Diapason8 Prestant
8 Prestant8 Bear-pipe
6 Quint-Prestant8 Chimney flute
4 Octave8 Quintadena
3 Quint4 Octave
2 Octave4 Floit dous
2 Flak-Fluit, Flute3 Spire flute
II Tertian2 Super-Octave, Fifteenth
II Rauschpfeife2 Spire flute
VI MixtureII Sesquialtera
16 TrumpetIV Sharp, high mixture
8 Viola da gamba (reed)III Octave to mixture
4 Trumpet8 Trumpet
8 Oboe
8 Vox Humana
Choir OrganPedal Organ
8 Prestant22 Principal
8 Quintadena16 Prestant
8 Diapason half stopt12 Fourth below the diapason
4 Octave8 Octave
4 Flute6 Quint
3 Stopt-flute4 Octave
2 Super-Octave or Fifteenth2 Cor de nuit
2 Forest-FluteIII Raushfpfeife
1 1/3 QuintVI Mixture
II Sesquialtera16 Trombone
VI Mixture8 Trumpet
III Octave to mixture4 Trumpet
8 Trumpet2 Cornet
8 Bassoon
8 Vox humana


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