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Bach in Montecassino

Bach in Montecassino

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Carolyn Sampson soprano
The King’s Consort
Robert King

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In a church in a quiet northern Italian town survives a hidden jewel: an organ dating from 1749 which is perfect for Bach’s music. In this recording, renowned Italian organist Luca Guglielmi presents a fine sequence of some of Bach’s finest keyboard works, played on the historic organ in the Chiesa di San Nicolao, Alice Castello.

The programme is compiled from works by Bach collected by two eighteenth century scholars, Padre Martini and Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, which would surely have been performed in the famous Abbey of Montecassino, a magnet for musical travellers on ‘The Grand Tour’. Martini and Rust played a major role in the creation of the first collected edition of Bach’s works. Guglielmi’s neatly-structured programme includes the brilliant Fantasia Chromatica, the solemn Fuga sopra il Magnificat, the fine Fantasia pro Organo in C minor and the great Fantasia & Fuga pro Organo, as well as Preludes and Fantasias, Duetti from the Clavierübung and seven Chorales for the Catechism, all demonstrating the vivid colours of this remarkable instrument.

Extensive presentation includes 44 page booklet with notes in four languages (English, Italian, French & German), illustrations and session photographs, as well as comprehensive details of this unique eighteenth century organ.

Track Composer Title Duration Play
1 Bach Fantasia Chromatica in D minor, BWV 903a 5’28  
2 Bach Fuga sopra il Magnificat in D minor, BWV 733 4’30  
3 Bach Duetto I in E minor, BWV 802 2’51  
4 Bach Duetto II in F major, BWV 803 3’08  
5 Bach Duetto III in G major, BWV 804 3’26  
6 Bach Duetto IV in A minor, BWV 805 2’28  
7 Bach Fantasia pro Organo in C minor, BWV 537/1 4’32  
8 Bach Ch. Prelude Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 753 2’13  
9 Bach Fantasia super Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 713 5’13  
10 Bach Ch. Prelude Wenn wir in höchsten, BWV 668a 4’30  
11 Bach Preludio di Bach in C, BWV 870b 2’46  
12 Bach Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 672 1’33  
13 Bach Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 673 1’18  
14 Bach Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 674 1’33  
15 Bach Allein Gott in der Höh sei Her, BWV 675 3’31  
16 Bach Fughetta super Wir glauben all, BWV 681 1’11  
17 Bach Vater unser in Himmelreich, BWV 683 1’34  
18 Bach Aus tiefer Not schrei ich, BWV 687 4’51  
19 Bach Fuga di Bach in C, BWV 846/2 2’15  
20 Bach Fantasia pro Organo in A minor, BWV 904 4’39  
21 Bach Fuga pro Organo in A minor, BWV 904 5’30  
    Total 69′  
Download CD booklet (PDF)

“Ringingly confident”
(The Observer)

“Terrific playing … a first-rate Bach recital”
(The Classical Reviewer)

VIVAT 108
Bach in Montecassino

Luca Guglielmi organ

Chiesa di San Nicolao, Alice Castello, 1749

Fantasia Chromatica in D minor, BWV 903a 
Fuga sopra il Magnificat in D minor, BWV 733
Duetto I in E minor, BWV 802
Duetto II in F major, BWV 803
Duetto III in G major, BWV 804
Duetto IV in A minor, BWV 805
Fantasia pro Organo in C minor, BWV 537/1
Chorale Prelude Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 753
Fantasia super Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 713
Chorale Prelude Wenn wir in höchsten, BWV 668a 
Preludio di Bach per il Padre Martini, BWV870b
Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 672
Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 673
Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 674
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Her, à 3, BWV 675
Fughetta super Wir glauben all, BWV 681
Vater unser in Himmelreich, BWV 683
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, à 4, BWV 687
Fuga di Bach in C per il Padre Martini, BWV 846/2
Fantasia pro Organo in A minor, BWV 904
Fuga pro Organo in A minor, BWV 904