With an interesting program of works by Buxtehude and several composers who flourished under the influence of the musical circle of Hamburg in the 17th-Century and later, Leon W. Couch III explores musical interpretation with sensitivity to rhetoric and affekt.
Modeled on the work of Saxon builder Zacharias Hildebrandt, the 1995 Noack Organ in Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas has 2 manuals, 30 stops and 35 ranks housed in an elegant case placed at floor level in the church. Dr. Couch provides comprehensive notes regarding interpretive issues, as well as careful documentation of the registrations used on this recording.
BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in C, BuxWV 137; Praeludium in g, Bux wv 148, Vater Unser im Himmelreich, BuxWV 214; Praeludium in d, Bux WV 140; SCHEIDEMANN: Vater Unser; BOHM: Vater Unser; LUBECK: Praeambulum in G; J. S. BACH: Vater Unser, BWV 762, 682; Toccata & Fugue in F, BWV 540; BRUHNS: Praeludium in e (larger); MENDELSSOHN: Sonata No. 6 in d: Choral and Variations & Fugue