German Virtuosity & Italian Elegance On the Fritts & Richards organ in the wonderful acoustics of St. Alphonsus Church in Seattle, George Ritchie receives splendid reviews on this first volume of Bach: "one must own this recording . . . this is Bach as Bach intended his music to be heard . . . " says The Diapason.
Toccata & Fugue in F, BWV 540
Partita on Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig, BWV 768
Canzona, BWV 588
Prelude & Fugue in D, BWV 532
Pastorella in F, BWV 590
Fantasy & Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
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Leipzig Mastery Ritchie plays two Taylor & Boody organs: Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis. Writes Arthur Lawrence in The American Organist “. . . an ideal combination of music, performance, instruments, recording, and packaging . . . lovingly and convincingly played by one of America’s finest Bach players.’’
The Great 18 Chorales BWV 651-668
Canonic Variations on Von Himmel hoch, BWV 769
Trio Sonatas Nos. 4 in e & 5 in C BWV 528 & 529
Prelude & Fugue in B-Minor, BWV 544
Prelude & Fugue in E-minor Wedge, BWV 548
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Foreign Influences George Ritchie plays the Noack 2-35 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas, built in the 18th-century style of Zacharias Hildebrandt, and the Munetaka Yokota 2-47 at the University of California at Chico, inspired by Silbermann and Hildebrandt.
Allabreve in D, BWV 589
Concerto in A-minor after Vivaldi, BWV 593
Concerto in D-minor after Vivaldi, BWV 596
Concerto in G-Major after Ernst, BWV 592
Fantasia in G-Major, BWV 572 Piece d'Orgue
Fantasia in C-minor, BWV 562
Fugue in G-Major, BWV 577 Jig
Fugue in G-minor, BWV 578 Little
Fugue in B-minor, BWV 579
Prelude & Fugue in G, BWV 541
Prelude & Fugue in A-minor, BWV 543
Prelude & Fugue in C (“9/8"), BWV 547
Toccata, Adagio, & Fugue in C, BWV 564
Toccata and Fugue in D-Minor Dorian, BWV 538
Trio Sonatas 1 in E-flat & No. 2 in c, BWV 525 & 526
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