The Organ at Celle – Digital Download

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World Première Recording on this organ

The Harmen Kröger organ of St. Mary’s Church in Celle, Lower Saxony, dates from 1653, and is witness to the changing musical requirements placed on the instrument from its first construction into the early 20th century. Restored in 1999 to its original state by Australian organ builder, Rowan West, it provides an authentic voice for the music of Northern German masters from Scheidemann through to Buxtehude and Bach. Brett Leighton, one of Europe’s leading organists specializing in authentic instruments of the 17th and 18th centuries provides a comprehensive portrait of the German organ of this period.

Composer: Various (Germany)

Performing artists: Brett Leighton

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Reviews: Early Music

Release date: July 13, 2013

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Track listing:

1 Dietrich Buxtehude: Toccata in D minor, BuxWV 155
2 Matthias Weckmann: Canzona (III) in D minor
3 Jacob Praetorius: Von allen Menschen abgewandt I
4 Jacob (II) Praetorius: Von allen Menschen abgewandt II & III
5 Heinrich Scheidemann: Praeambulum in C major, WV 72
6 Heinrich Scheidemann: Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott,WV 76
7 Franz Tunder: Praeludium in F major
8-11 Melchior Schildt(?):Wie schön leucht uns der Morgenstern
12 Johann Sebastian Bach: In dulci jubilo, BWV 608
13 J. S. Bach: Allein Gott in der Höh‘ sey Ehr, BWV 676
14-16 J. S. Bach: Toccata in C major, BWV 564

The Organ of the Stadtkirche St. Marien, Celle

Brett Leighton, organist

Configuration: Digital download (320 kbps MP3)
Available: June, 2013
Recorded: July 2001
Booklet: 24 page
• World premiere recording of the fully reconstructed and restored 1653 organ by Harman Kröger.
• Provides a comprehensive program of music appropriate to this organ from the pioneers of the North
German School (Scheidemann, Weckmann, Jacob Praetorius) through to the young Johann Sebastian Bach
(Toccata in C major, BWV 564).
• Virtuoso performances by Brett Leighton, internationally recognized Australian organist and specialist
in historic organs and their repertoire.
• Recording was made with the active participation of Rowan West, Australian master organ builder and
restorer of the organ of the Stadtkirche, St. Marien.
• Accompanying booklet notes by Rowan West and Brett Leighton describe the instrument, its history and
restoration and the program presented.

The Organ at Celle – Digital Download was last modified: June 26th, 2017 by Burke Thompson