Augustiner-Kantorei Erfurt
Matthias Dreißig, organ
conductor: Dietrich Ehrenwerth


sound samples

order no. CCD 424
EAN 4028183004246

about this recording:
The organ plays song-like and lovely, sweet, useful [sic!], humble; it is fickle, requires practiced musicians, accompanies voices and choir, leaps and is quick (with hands that are also so), etc. so the Latin text of the “Laus organi” by Kodaly. The choir and organ transverse under Dietrich Ehrenwerth a wide range of different characteristic portrayals of the organ – played by Matthias Dreißig – with everything however leading into a great praise of God. The choir’s home is the Augustinian Monastery in which Martin Luther lived from 1505-1511, and the organ of this church – built in 1938 by Walcker – was new restored up to the recordings.
sound samples (mp3):
Gárdonyi, Gott, unser Schöpfer - Mendelssohn, Veni Domine - Peeters, Te Deum - Machá, Toccata - Mendelssohn, Laudate pueri - Kodály, Laudes Organi
Zsolt Gárdonyi (* 1946)
1 Gott, unser Schöpfer chorale motet after an hungarian thanksgiving song
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)
2 Veni Domine Halleluja verse to 4th Advent
for three-part women’s choir and organ, op. 39, Nr.1

Harald Genzmer (* 1909)
Two spiritual celebration epigramms for men’s choir:
3 Lasset das Wort Christi reichlich wohnen in euch (Kol. 3, 16-17)
4 Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (Ps. 117)

Flor Peeters (1903 – 1986)
5 Te Deum op. 57
Otmar Machá (* 1922)
6 Toccata (1972)
Felix Mendelssohn
7 Laudate pueri for three-part women’s choir and organ, op. 39, Nr. 2
Ernst Gebhardt (1832 – 1899)
8 Ambrosianischer Lobgesang for men’s choir and organ
Zsolt Gárdonyi
9 Psalm 8 choral motet after the Geneve Psalter
Zoltán Kodály (1882 – 1967)
10 Laudes Organi

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