Krebs: Complete Organ Music (7CD)

Brilliant Classics
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95363
Artist:
Manuel Tomadin

Johann Ludwig Krebs lived from 1713 till 1780, a period of transition from the Baroque to the Classical Period. Taught by his organist father he was sent to the St. Thomas School in Leipzig, where Johann Sebastian Bach was his teacher. From 1755 on he was organist at the court of Prince Friedrich of Gotha-Altenberg, a position he held till his death.

Krebs had difficulty in adjusting to the changing musical tastes of his time, which tended towards the Empfindsame Stil and the Rococo. His forte was the “old fashioned” counterpoint, in which he excelled and was only paralleled by his teacher and mentor J.S. Bach, who was full of praise for him, calling him “der einzige Krebs in meinem Bach” (the only crab in my stream).

This new recording of the complete organ works by Krebs uses several historical organs: the Arp Schnitger organ of Noordbroek, the F.C. Schnitger organ of Zuidbroek, the Gottfried Silbermann organ in Freiberg, and a Pradella Organ (2007) of Valle di Colorina. Organist Manuel Tomadin is one of the foremost Italian organists of today, a scholar and passionate musician, with an impressive discography to his name: Husumer Organ Book, Alberti Complete Keyboard Works, and other North German organ masters.

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Tracklisting:

CD1

Toccata & Fugue in E full organ

  1. Toccata
  2. Fuga
  3. ‘Ach herr mich armen Sünder’ 2 manuals & pedal
  4. Fantasia in F
  5. Trio in D minor 2 manuals & pedal
  6. Fuga in B flat
  7. ‘Mitten wir im Leben sind’ [2 manuals & pedal]
  8. ‘Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz’ 2 manuals & pedal
  9. Praeludium in C full organ
  10. Trio in A minor 2 manuals & pedal
  11. Fantasia sopra ‘Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele’ 2 manuals & pedal
  12. Trio in E flat [2 manuals & pedal]
  13. Fuga in E flat
  14. Fantasia a gusto italiano in F 2 manuals & pedal
  15. ‘Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist’ full organ
  16. Trio in G [2 manuals & pedal]
  17. ‘Jesu, der du meine Seele’ 2 manuals & pedal
  18. ‘Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr’ full organ

 

CD2

Prelude & Fugue in G

  1. Praeludium
  2. Fuga
  3. ‘Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut’ 2 manuals & pedal
  4. Trio in C minor 2 manuals & pedal
  5. Fuga in C minor
  6. ‘Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein’
  7. ‘Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein’ [2 manuals & pedal]
  8. Praeludium in F minor full organ
  9. Trio in F 2 manuals & pedal
  10. Fantasia sopra ‘Wer nur den lieben Gott, läßt walten’ 2 manuals & pedal
  11. ‘O König, dessen Majestät’ 2 manuals & pedal
  12. Praeludium in C minor
  13. Trio sopra chorale ‘Mein Gott, das Herze bring ich dir’ 2 manuals & pedal
  14. Fuga in F minor
  15. Fantasia sopra ‘Jesus, meine Zuversicht’ 2 manuals & pedal

Toccata & Fugue in A minor full organ

  1. Toccata
  2. Fuga

 

CD3

Prelude & Fugue in C full organ

  1. Praeludium
  2. Fuga
  3. ‘Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr’ 2 manuals & pedal
  4. Fuga in F
  5. ‘Wo soll ich fliehen hin’ full organ
  6. ‘Von Himmel hoch, da komm ich her’ 2 manuals
  7. Trio in C minor [2 manuals & pedal]
  8. Praeludia in C (III)
  9. ‘Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht’ full organ & pedal
  10. ‘Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern’ 2 manuals & pedal
  11. Trio in D minor [2 manuals & pedal]
  12. Praeludia in F (I) full organ
  13. Fuga in G minor
  14. ‘Herr, ich habe missgehandelt’ 2 manuals & pedal
  15. ‘O Gott, du frommer Gott’ full organ
  16. Fantasia in G (incomplete)
  17. ‘Jesu, meines Lebens Leben’ 2 manuals & pedalv
  18. ‘Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ’ full organ
  19. Trio in C [2 manuals & pedal]
  20. ‘O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort’ full organ, cantus firmus in the tenor

 

CD4

Prelude & Fugue in F minor full organ

  1. Praeludium
  2. Fuga
  3. Trio in B flat 2 manuals & pedal
  4. Fantasia sopra ‘Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend’ 2 manuals & pedal
  5. ‘Wir glauben all an einen Gott’ [3 verses]
  6. Trio in C 2 manuals & pedal
  7. Praeludia in F (II)
  8. ‘Jesu, meines Lebens Leben’ (dubious)
  9. Fuga in A minor full organ
  10. [Fantasia sopra] ‘Warum sollt ich mich denn grämen’ 2 manuals & pedal
  11. Fantasia in F
  12. ‘Ach Gott, erhör mein Seufzen’ 2 manuals & pedal
  13. Fuga in F minor
  14. Trio in F 2 manuals & pedal
  15. ‘Freu dich sehr, o meine Seele’ full organ
  16. Praeludia in C (IV)
  17. ‘Zeuch ein zu deinen Toren’ 2 manuals & pedal
  18. ‘Von Gott will ich nicht lassen’ full organ

 

CD5

Prelude & Fugue in C minor

  1. Praeludium
  2. Fuga

‘Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir’

  1. 2 manuals & pedal
  2. in canon
  3. Trio in F 2 manuals & pedal
  4. ‘Jesu, meine freude’ full organ
  5. Fuga in B flat (on B–A–C–H)
  6. Fuga in A minor full organ
  7. Trio in E minor (I) 2 manuals & pedal
  8. Trio in E minor (II) 2 manuals & pedal
  9. Trio in E minor (III) 2 manuals & pedal
  10. ‘Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan’ full organ
  11. ‘Wir glauben all an einen Gott’ 2 manuals & double pedal
  12. Trio in D minor 2 manuals & pedal
  13. ‘Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn’

Prelude & Fugue in F sharp

  1. Praeludium
  2. Fuga

 

CD6

Prelude & Fugue in D

  1. Praeludium
  2. Fuga
  3. ‘Wir glauben all an einen Gott’ 2 manuals & pedal, cantus firmus in the tenor

Fantasia & Fugue in F

  1. Fantasia
  2. Fuga
  3. ‘Ach Herr mich armen Sünder’ 2 manuals & pedal
  4. Trio in E flat (I) 2 manuals & pedal
  5. Trio in E flat (II) 2 manuals & pedal
  6. ‘Auf meinen lieben Gott’ in canon
  7. Trio in E minor 2 manuals & pedal
  8. Fuga in C minor

Prelude & Fugue in D minor full organ

  1. Praeludium
  2. Fuga

 

CD7

Clavier-Übung I

‘Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr’

  1. Preambulum e Fugetta
  2. Chorale
  3. Chorale variant

‘Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten’

  1. Preambulum
  2. Chorale
  3. Chorale variant

‘Jesu, meine Freude’

  1. Preambulum
  2. Chorale
  3. Chorale variant

‘Christ, lag in Todesbanden’

  1. Preambulum
  2. Chorale cantus firmus in the tenor
  3. Chorale variant

‘Ach Gott, von Himmel sieh darein’

  1. Preambulum
  2. Chorale cantus firmus in the alto
  3. Chorale variant

‘Auf meinen lieben Gott’

  1. Preambulum
  2. Chorale
  3. Chorale variant

‘Vater unser im Immelreich’

  1. Preambulum
  2. Chorale cantus firmus in the bass
  3. Chorale variant

‘Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut’

  1. Preambulum
  2. Chorale
  3. Chorale variant

‘Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan’

  1. Preambulum
  2. Chorale
  3. Chorale variant

‘Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott’

  1. Preambulum
  2. Chorale
  3. Chorale variant

‘Von Gott will ich nicht lassen’

  1. Preambulum
  2. Chorale
  3. Chorale variant

‘Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz’

  1. Preambulum
  2. Chorale
  3. Chorale variant

‘Jesus, meine Zuversicht’

  1. Preambulum
  2. Chorale
  3. Chorale variant