Reformation Und Romantik

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Catalog: VKJK 1719
Format: COMPACT DISC

THOMAS WILHELM

The joint organ sponsoring program of the Landesamt fur Denkmalpflege Hessen and the Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Hessen-Thuringen is a success story: since 2001 the restoration of more than 130 organs has been sponsored. To document the musical significance of the instruments sponsored by the program, a series of albums has been released. In the 17th year of the organ sponsoring program, this current album is now presenting romantic organs, the restoration of which has been sponsored in recent years. With the Dreymann Organ in Trebur, district of Gross-Gerau, a regional organ workshop in the former Grand Duchy of Hesse is being honored. Also being featured on this album are the two Walcker Organs in the Luther Church in Wiesbaden and the French Reformed Church in Offenbach. Walcker was one of the major organ manufacturers who, with its instruments from the 19th and 20th centuries, had a lasting presence in the Hessian organ landscape. When the works heard here were recorded, almost exactly 500 years have passed since Martin Luther published his 96 Theses, which gave the initial impetus to the Reformation and the emergence of the Protestant churches. The congregational hymn in German became a constitutive part of both church services and spiritual life. The quality of many hymns is not only reflected in a rich tradition to this day, but also in the many and often extensive arrangements of their melodies. Therefore, only choral-based compositions have been selected for this recording.

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