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Henrik Behrens Plays Mendelssohn and Bach Organ Works

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For our first post of our yearly Lenten Organ Festival, I am proposing some of Mendelssohn and Bach's organ music played on a "Churn Organ" by organist Henrik Behrens from Wuppertal, Germany.


I don't know much about the artist - in fact, I have tried in vain to contact him to find out more aboout him and the instrument he is recorded playing. You can, however, find some of his tracks on SoundClick and Last.fm.

The play and style are, well, very much in keeping with the style one would hear... at Church. Mr. Behrens plays the works pretty much as written, no flash or sizzle, and that's OK considering that these works from the Great Masters don't need extra spice.

Happy Listening!

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Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY (1809-1847)

Preludes and Fugue for organ, op. 37
  • No. 1 (C Minor)
  • No. 2 (G Major)
  • No. 3 (D Minor)
  • No. 4 (B-Flat Major)



Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)

Concerto for organ in G Major, after Johann Ernst von Sachsen-Weimar, BWV 592
Concerto for organ, in A Minor, after Antonio Vivaldi, (RV 522) BWV 593
Concerto for organ, in C Major, after Johann Ernst von Sachsen-Weimar, BWV 595

Choral Preludes I – Orgelbuchlein
  • In dulci jubilo (A Major), BWV 608
  • Jesu, meine Freude (C Minor),BWV 610
  • In dir ist Freude (G Major),BWV 615
  • Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf (A Minor),BWV 617
  • Es ist das Heil uns hommen her (D Major),BWV 638
  • Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (A Minor),BWV 642
  • Alle Menschen müssen sterben (G Major),BWV 643


Henrik Behrens, church organist
(Uncredited instrument)

Source: MP3.COM, 20 Dec 2001

Internet Archive URL: http://archive.org/details/HenrikBehrensOrganiste

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Updated Feb-19-2013 at 12:32 by itywltmt

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