Two extraordinary organists — Robert Bates and David Yearsley — playing two extraordinary organs — C. B. Fisk Opus 85 (1984) and Paul Fritts & Co. (1995) — may seem an over-abundance of riches. This new recording, which includes compositions by six masters of the North German School, recreates this sound and ambience, using two mean-tone organs in Stanford University’s Memorial Church.
BUXTEHUDE: Toccata in d BuxWV 155
SCHEIDT: Bergamasca; Toccata super In te, Domine, speravi
SCHEIDEMANN: Galliarda ex D
REINCKEN: Toccata in G
SWEELINCK: More Palatino
FRANZ TUNDER: Fantasia super Christ lag in Todesbanden
MELCHIOR SCHILDT: Gleichwie das Feuer; Paduana Lachrymae