Aargauer Orgelmusik im 20. Jahrhundert
Werner Wehrli (1892-1944): Introduktion, Passacaglia und Fuge über den Namen BACH, op. 41 und Aus: Choralvorspiele, op. 14; Hermann Suter (1870-1926): Mesto aus der Sonate für Orgel solo; Ernst Widmer (1927-1990): Präludium und Toccata für Orgel, op. 7; Walter Müller von Kulm (1899-1967): Toccata op. 60; Robert Blum (1900-1994): Christe, du Lamm Gottes; Josef Kost (*1954): Aus: Partita über das Lied "Singet Lob unserm Gott"; Raphael Staubli (*1959): Fragmentum pro organo
On 25 April 1907, in Brugg (Canton Aargau), the Catholic and Protestant Church Music Associations of Aargau were founded - on the same day, but at different venues. It was in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this event in April 2007 that it was decided to record organ works by Aargau composers from the last hundred years. One criterion for the selection was that the composer must either hail from Aargau, or has been active there. Furthermore, there had to be the greatest possible variety of works - from the chorale prelude and the chorale partita, via largescale works with a common theme to free organ pieces. And with regard to recording the CD itself, our search for suitable instruments was narrowed down to two different organs that offer the variety of sound we wanted: the Kuhn Organ in the Church of Sts Peter and Paul in Aarau, and the Metzler Organ in the Zofingen Town Church. The specification of the instrument in Aarau represents the aesthetic of ca 1940, while that in Zofingen represents the Baroque orientation that existed in the organ-building scene in the 1980s. The musicians who perform here fulfilled the final criterion: they all grew up in Aargau and are active there as organists.
Organisten: Tobias Willi, Hausen, Marlène Flammer, Lenzburg, Jonas Herzog, Zufikon.
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