Rembrandt van Rijn, The Crucifixion, Alte Pinakotek, Munich, c. 1633
And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life [NRSV, John 3:14-15].
The Fourth Sunday of Lent
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1553 Niehoff / 1953 Beckerath organ, Johanniskirche, Lüneburg
The organ voluntaries for the Choral Eucharists this coming Sunday (4th Sunday of Lent) are by Georg Böhm.
A disc of Böhm’s organ works performed by Bernard Fouccroulle at the 1723 Schnitzer organ of the Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk (Great or St. Lawrence Church) in Alkmaar, The Netherlands, is available for free online listening at musicMe. It includes two versions of Christ lag in Todesbanden and three versions of Vater unser in Himmelreich. [musicMe]
The Naxos Music Library makes available for free online listening two discs of Böhm’s organ works performed by Jozef Sluys on the Trost organ of the Stadtkirche, Waltershausen, check with your librarian. Cardholders of the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec (Montreal) and the Bibliothèques de Montréal, ready to open their accounts online, by clicking on volume 1 [BNQ; BM] and volume 2 [BNQ; BM] will be taken to the discs indicated.
Georg Böhm, Christ lag in Todesbanden, performed by Aart Bergwerff at the Flentrop organ, Grote Kerk, Naarden [listen]
Georg Böhm,Vater unser in Himmelreich, performed by Wim van Beek at the Schnitger-Hinsz organ, Martinikerk [listen]
Georg Böhm, Variations on Heer Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, performed by Adrian Engels at the Marcussen & Son organ, Grote of Sint Laurenskerk, Rotterdam [listen]
Georg Böhm, Heer Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend , performed by Cor Edskes at the Hinsz organ, Hervormde Kerk, Zandeweer [listen]
Georg Böhm, Capriccio, performed by Jan Jansen at the Van Vulpen organ, Grote of sint-Nicolaaskerk, Brouwershaven [listen]
Georg Böhm, Partita on a Nikolaus-aria, performed by Bernard Winsemius at the Van Hagerbeer organ, Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam [listen]
Georg Böhm, Partita on Freu dich sehr, O meine Seele, performed by Aart Bergwerff at the Batz organ, Hervormde Kerk, Harderwijk [listen]
Georg Böhm, Prelude, Fugue and Postlude in g, performed by Aart Bergwerff at the Batz organ, Hervormde Kerk, Harderwijk [listen]
Georg Böhm, Prelude, Fugue and Postlude in g, performed by Remy Syrier [listen]
Sir John Stainer
Performed by Richard Lewis, tenor; Owen Brannigan, bass; Brian Runnett, organ; Choir of St John's College, Cambridge; George Guest conducting. [musicMe]
Performed by Michael George, bass; Martyn Hill, tenor; Margaret Phillips, organ; Leith Hill Festival Singers; BBC Singers; Brian Kay conducting. [BNQ; BM] (info)
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