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Nicolaus Bruhns - Cantatas and Organ Works, Vol.1

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Catalogue numberBIS-2271 SACD
Release date2022-02-04
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time84:14

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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Extra material for download
  Composer: Bruhns, Nicolaus
01 De profundis 13:50 $ 3.35 USD
  Jauchzet dem Herren alle Welt 13:18
02 I. 07:26 $ 1.78 USD
03 II. Geht zu seinen Toren ein 05:52 $ 1.44 USD
04 Praeludium in E minor ('Great') 08:05 $ 1.97 USD
05 Mein Herz ist bereit 10:10 $ 2.48 USD
  Paratum cor meum 12:28
06 Alleluja - Paratum cor meum 05:31 $ 1.32 USD
07 Confitebor tibi in populis Domine 04:50 $ 1.16 USD
08 Exaltare super coelos Deus 02:07 $ 0.55 USD
09 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland 10:15 $ 2.50 USD
10 Der Herr hat seinen Stuhl im Himmel bereitet 07:31 $ 1.85 USD
  Erstanden ist der heilige Christ 08:59
11 I. 03:43 $ 0.89 USD
12 Versus secundus: Und wär er nicht erstanden 03:40 $ 0.88 USD
13 Versus tertius: Und seit dass er erstanden ist 01:36 $ 0.50 USD
  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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