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Bach Organ Chorales

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by techneut, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. techneut

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    Chris, they all sound really good to me.
     
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    Ah...wonderful interpretations. A pleasure to listen to.

    I cannot recall your previous recordings but these new are extremely good.
     
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    Thanks Eddy and Robert. I did take utmost care to get everything just right here, registration, phrasing and articulation. I even allowed myself a little accelerando towards the end of BWV 666, something I've never done before in Bach. The absence of pedal makes things much easier of course - though these manualiter pieces are still far from simple.
     
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    Hi Chris,

    All of these chorales you posted here are wonderful pieces wonderfully played. I enjoyed hearing them all.

    David
     
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    These are great short Chorales. The organ sounds like it's in a nice mid-sized church. The gain on the BWV 666 was higher than the rest. Perhaps the high BWV number, a later Bach, gives poetic justice to accelerate? :p I don't know about the first recordings, but from a fidelity standpoint, you should be content that they won't sound outdated anytime soon. Very nice little gems!
     
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    Thank you both for the compliments !

    George, I think you're right about BVW 666. It's louder than it should be. I suspect I've amplified it with 6 Db rather than the usual 3 Db.
    I've corrected it and re-uploaded, does it sound ok now, compared to other recent organ recordings ?

    Yes, I think I can be happy with these for a long time. Unless I find a much better organ and want to start all over once more...
     
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    Hi Chris,

    I had a listen to these recordings. Good playing, I enjoyed the way the voices seemed to blend together. The tone of the organ for the first two and the fourth sounded light and airy like an inverse sine wave, a nice change from the tone of the third recording which sounded like a pipe organ. I thought I heard pedal in the Leipziger Chorale, so I take it just the Clavier Ubung III recordings are manualiter pieces?

    Nice to hear these,

    Riley
     
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    Thanks Riley ! I tried to apply some varying registrations so that these would not sound all the same. Though I fear my organ recordings do have a certain
    sameness in that respect, the organ just does not have enough registers to make sufficient variety. It's a nice sounding instrument all the same.
    These 4 are all manualiter pieces, only BWV 666 introduces a single lone pedal point for the coda.
     

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