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Nicolaus Bruhns - Cantatas and Organ Works, Vol.1

Composer Nicolaus Bruhns
Performer Dann Coakwell
Masaaki Suzuki
James Taylor
Paul Max Tipton
Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-2271 SACD
EAN 7318599922713
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Feb 2022
Total time 84'14

When he died, Nicolaus Bruhns was just 31 years old, and only twelve of his vocal works and five organ compositions have survived. On the strength of these, he is nevertheless considered one of the most prominent North German composers of the generation between Buxtehude and Bach. Buxtehude was in fact Bruhns teacher, and thought so highly of him that recommended him for a position in Copenhagen. There &&&he worked as a violin virtuoso and composer until 1689, when he returned to Northern Germany to become organist in the main church of Husum. It was here that most if not all of the extant works were performed.

According to Bach's obituary, Bruhns was one of the composers that he took ‘as a model’, and he is therefore naturally of interest to Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki. On the first of two discs made in collaboration with the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Suzuki directs – from the organ – a group of singers and musicians, in six of the vocal works: so-called ‘sacred concertos’ scored for 1 - 3 soloists and various combinations of string instruments with basso continuo. With a very generous playing time (86 minutes) there is also space on the disc for Suzuki’s performances of two organ pieces by Bruhns – the larger of the two preludes in E minor, and the fantasia on the chorale Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland.
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  Nicolaus Bruhns
01 De profundis 13'50
  Jauchzet dem Herren alle Welt 13'18
02 I. 7'26
03 II. Geht zu seinen Toren ein 5'52
04 Praeludium in E minor ('Great') 8'05
05 Mein Herz ist bereit 10'10
  Paratum cor meum 12'28
06 Alleluja - Paratum cor meum 5'31
07 Confitebor tibi in populis Domine 4'50
08 Exaltare super coelos Deus 2'07
09 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland 10'15
10 Der Herr hat seinen Stuhl im Himmel bereitet 7'31
  Erstanden ist der heilige Christ 8'59
11 I. 3'43
12 Versus secundus: Und wär er nicht erstanden 3'40
13 Versus tertius: Und seit dass er erstanden ist 1'36
  Album total 84'14
ComposerBruhns, Nicolaus
Bass-baritoneTipton, Paul Max
EnsembleYale Institute of Sacred Music
ConductorSuzuki, Masaaki
TenorCoakwell, Dann
Taylor, James
OrganSuzuki, Masaaki

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