JEAN GUILLOU, ORGAN
Recorded at the Kleuker-Steinmeyer organ
of the Tonhalle, Zürich.
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor "Dorian", BWV 538
Nicknamed the "Dorian" by the famous Bach scholar Philipp Spitta because the key signature of one flat is omitted from the score in all the early sources, the Toccat and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 538, is one of the rare Bach organ compositions that can be tied to a specific occasion.   According to a note made on a copy that belonged to one of the students of Bach's last pupil, Johann Christian Kittel (1732-1809), had played it at the inauguration of the newly rebuilt organ in the Martinikirche in Kassel in September, 1732. . . .
Choral Partitia, "Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig", BWV 768
Bach's set of variations on "Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig" appears to have had a long period of gestation. The earliest source contains only four variations, all of them manualiter, that is, without pedal. These variations, it seems, were written while Bach was still a student in Lüneberg drinking in the heady influence of George Böhm (1661-1733), the renowned organist of Johanniskirche there.. . .
- Teri Noel Towe
Dorian Recordings & Dorian Discovery
are distributed in Australia by Rockian Trading