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Matthew Owens – Christmas Bells: Organ Music from Belfast Cathedral (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Matthew Owens – Christmas Bells: Organ Music from Belfast Cathedral (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:18:11 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Classical
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For this recording Organist Matthew Owens presents a diverse recital of some of the greatest Christmas music ever written for the instrument. Traditional tunes, whether Lutheran chorales, plainchant, French noëls, or medieval carols, have provided the inspiration for much Christmas organ music throughout the years, with much of this programme made up of pieces based on such tunes, from J.S. Bach’s Canonic variations on Vom Himmel hoch to Louis-Claude Daquin’s Noël Suisse.

This recital also draws on more contemporary sources and presents several world premiere recordings including Howard Skempton’s Christmas Bells and Gary Davison’s Seven Versets on Divinum Mysterium, both of which were written specially for this recording.

Tracklist:
1. Canonic Variations on ‘Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her’, BWV 769a: I. Variation I (01:50)
2. Canonic Variations on ‘Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her’, BWV 769a: II. Variation II (01:33)
3. Canonic Variations on ‘Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her’, BWV 769a: III. Variation III (03:02)
4. Canonic Variations on ‘Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her’, BWV 769a: IV. Variation IV (02:57)
5. Canonic Variations on ‘Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her’, BWV 769a: V. Variation V (03:27)
6. Livre de Noëls, Op. 60: II. Introduction et Variations sur un Ancien Noël Polonais (04:16)
7. A Fugal Flourish on Personent Hodie (03:52)
8. Nouveau Livre de Noëls: XII. Noël Suisse (04:50)
9. Prelude on ‘Yorkshire’ (03:58)
10. Partita ‘Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich’: I. Partita I (00:51)
11. Partita ‘Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich’: II. Partita II (01:07)
12. Partita ‘Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich’: III. Partita III (01:02)
13. Partita ‘Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich’: IV. Partita IV (00:50)
14. Partita ‘Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich’: V. Partita V (00:55)
15. Partita ‘Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich’: VI. Partita VI (01:24)
16. Partita ‘Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich’: VII. Partita VII (01:16)
17. Partita ‘Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich’: VIII. Partita VIII (00:56)
18. 30 Chorale Preludes, Op. 70: III. Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (02:16)
19. Prelude on Irby (03:20)
20. Ding Dong! Merrily on High (02:02)
21. Seven Versets on Divinum Mysterium: I. Verset I (00:55)
22. Seven Versets on Divinum Mysterium: II. Verset II (01:19)
23. Seven Versets on Divinum Mysterium: III. Verset III (02:34)
24. Seven Versets on Divinum Mysterium: IV. Verset IV (01:32)
25. Seven Versets on Divinum Mysterium: V. Verset V (00:51)
26. Seven Versets on Divinum Mysterium: Verset VI (03:56)
27. Seven Versets on Divinum Mysterium: VII. Verset VII (02:23)
28. Livre de Noëls, Op. 60: I. Noël Écossais (04:24)
29. Weinnachtsbaum, S.186: III. Die Hirten an der Krippe (In dulci jubilo) (03:48)
30. Ten Chorale Preludes, Op. 68: VII. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (03:39)
31. Christmas Bells (02:13)
32. Christus Advenit (Second Christmas Suite): IV. Toccata on Vom Himmel hoch (04:53)

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