1723 Hildebrandt at Störmthal: William Porter Plays

1723 Hildebrandt at Störmthal: William Porter Plays
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With one of its two pedal voices replaced by a stop of different pitch and timbre, its tremulant removed, its façade looted for tin in the First World War and since replaced with new pipes, and its pitch lowered, the Hildebrandt organ in the village church of Störmthal still bears great witness to the artistry of its builder. It was the first organ built by Zacharias Hildebrandt after he left the shop of Gottfried Silbermann. When Bach was asked to inspect the organ on completion, he not only praised it, he established a long relationship with Hildebrandt eventually leading to their collaboration on the masterpiece at Naumburg. The organ was dedicated with a cantata composed for the occasion and directed by Bach himself, who brought his choir from nearby Leipzig’s St. Thomas church and employed his wife Anna Magdalena as soloist.

William Porter thoroughly demonstrates the organ, and the enormous flexibility of a truly well constructed one-manual instrument, with a program of J. S. Bach works including chorale preludes from the Neumeister Collection and the Orgelbüchlein, as well as three free pieces.

J. S. BACH: Fantasia in C, BWV 570; Fugue in C, BWV 946; Alla breve, BWV 589

From the Neumeister Collection:

Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr, BWV 1115
O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 1095
Christus, der ist mein Leben, BWV 1112
Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf, BWV 1092
Machs mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt, BWV 957
Wir Christenleut, BWV 1090
Was Gott tut, das ist wohlegetan, BWV 1116

From Orgelbüchlein:

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599
Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend’, BWV 632
Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 611
Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 636
Erstanden ist der heilige Christ, BWV 628
Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 625
Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619
Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, BWV 638
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 610
Mit Fried’ und Freud’ ich fahr dahin, BWV 616
Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 642