J.S. Bach: Orgelbüchlein, BWV 599–644 Stephen Farr
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750):
- 1Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 59901:16
- 2Gott, durch deine Güte oder Gottes Sohn ist kommen, BWV 60001:12
- 3Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottes Sohn oder Herr Gott, nun sei gepreiset, BWV 60101:25
- 4Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott, BWV 60200:54
- 5Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV 60300:54
- 6Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 60401:41
- 7Der Tag der ist so freudenreich, BWV 60501:52
- 8Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 60600:43
- 9Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar, BWV 60701:15
- 10In dulci jubilo, BWV 60801:24
- 11Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich, BWV 60900:46
- 12Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 61002:48
- 13Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 61102:40
- 14Wir Christenleut [habn jetzund Freud], BWV 61201:28
- 15Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen, BWV 61301:08
- 16Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, BWV 61402:24
- 17In dir ist Freude, BWV 61503:08
- 18Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 61601:53
- 19Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf, BWV 61702:31
- 20O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 61803:34
- 21Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 61901:24
- 22Christus, der uns selig macht, BWV 62002:12
- 23Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund, BWV 62101:18
- 24O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß, BWV 62205:39
- 25Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, daß du für uns gestorben bist, BWV 62301:02
- 26Holf Gott, daß mir's gelinge, BWV 62401:38
- 27Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 62501:15
- 28Jesus Christus, unser Heiland [der den Tod] BWV 62601:07
- 29Christ ist erstanden, BWV 62704:07
- 30Erstanden ist der heilge Christ, BWV 62800:50
- 31Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag, BWV 62901:06
- 32Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn, BWV 63001:35
- 33Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 63100:46
- 34Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 63201:15
- 35Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 63401:53
- 36Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 63302:40
- 37Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot, BWV 63501:26
- 38Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 63601:16
- 39Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 63701:26
- 40Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, BWV 63801:07
- 41Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 63901:50
- 42In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr, BWV 64000:57
- 43Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 64101:55
- 44Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, BWV 64201:38
- 45Alle Menschen müssen sterben, BWV 64301:36
- 46Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig, BWV 64400:43
Info for J.S. Bach: Orgelbüchlein, BWV 599–644
Organist Stephen Farr continues his survey of works by Johann Sebastian Bach with one of the composer’s major collections of organ chorale preludes – the Orgelbüchlein. This unfinished compendium of miniatures, said by Mendelssohn to bear ‘most evidently the marks of his genius’, contains much variety with each of theforty-six completed works containing a well-defined and individual character. For this recording, Farr performs on the eighteenth-century Trost organ of Waltershausen’s stunning Stadtkirche in Germany.
"It’s remarkable how much Bach can pack into the tiniest piece….Farr performs with immaculate poise." (Sunday Times)
Stephen Farr, organ
Judith Bingham - Composer
Born in Nottingham in 1952, and raised in Mansfield and Sheffield, Judith Bingham began composing as a small child, and then studied composing and singing at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She was awarded the Principal’s prize in 1971, and 6 years later the BBC Young Composer award. Recent composition prizes include: the Barlow Prize for a cappella music in 2004, two British Composer Awards in 2004 (choral and liturgical) one in 2006 (choral) and the instrumental award in 2008.
Judith Bingham was a member of the BBC Singers for many years, and between 2004 and 2009 she was their ‘Composer in Association’, during which time she wrote a series of choral works. Several of these were for the BBC Singers, but there were also pieces for other professional, amateur and collegiate choirs, including Salt in the Blood, written for the BBC Symphony Chorus to perform at the 1995 Proms, a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis for King’s College Cambridge, and diverse anthems and church works for many UK cathedrals. A CD of some of her choral works –‘Remoter Worlds’ by the BBC Singers was released in 2009 on the Signum label. In 2007 she was made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music for distinguished services to church music.
Although Bingham’s output is marked by the number and variety of its choral works, she has always been seen as an all-rounder, and the scope of her activities has included pieces for brass band, symphonic wind ensemble and various chamber groups and solo instruments, concertos for trumpet and bassoon and tuba, and several impressive works for large orchestra. She has written a substantial body of pieces for organ including Jacob’s Ladder, a concerto written for Stephen Cleobury and Philip Brunelle. A CD of her organ music performed by Tom Winpenny will be released in 2010. A carol God would be born in thee was performed at the King’s College Cambridge Nine Lessons and Carols at Christmas 2004 and was released by EMI on the CD ‘On Christmas Day’. Recently her works have included See and Keep Silent for the BBC Singers and Guy Johnston, and Shadow Aspect for choir, organ and timpani, written for the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union.
Stephen Farr - Organist
Stephen Farr is Director of Music at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, and at Worcester College, Oxford, posts which he combines with a varied career as soloist, continuo player, and conductor. He was Organ Scholar of Clare College, Cambridge, graduating with a double first in Music and an MPhil in musicology. He then held appointments at Christ Church, Oxford, and at Winchester and Guildford Cathedrals.
A former student of David Sanger and a prizewinner at international competition level, he has an established reputation as one of the leading recitalists of his generation, and has appeared in the UK in venues including the Royal Albert Hall (where he gave the premiere of Judith Bingham’s The Everlasting Crown in the BBC Proms 2011); Bridgewater Hall; Symphony Hall, Birmingham; Westminster Cathedral; King’s College, Cambridge, St Paul’s Celebrity Series and Westminster Abbey: he also appears frequently on BBC Radio 3 as both performer and presenter.
He has performed widely in both North and South America (most recently as guest soloist and director at the Cartagena International Music Festival), in Australia, and throughout Europe.
He has a particular commitment to contemporary music, and has been involved in premieres of works by composers including Patrick Gowers, Francis Pott and Robert Saxton; he also collaborated with Thomas Adès in a recording of Under Hamelin Hill, part of an extensive and wide-ranging discography.
His concerto work has included engagements with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and the London Mozart Players; he made his debut in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 2005. He has also worked with many other leading ensembles including the Berlin Philharmonic (with whom he appeared in the premiere of Jonathan Harvey’s Weltethos under Sir Simon Rattle in October 2011), Florilegium, the Bach Choir, Holst Singers, BBC Singers, Polyphony, The English Concert, London Baroque Soloists, City of London Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Wallace Collection, Endymion Ensemble, the Philharmonia, Academy of Ancient Music, Britten Sinfonia and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.