Johannes Geffert Plays Leyding, Bach, Kuhnau, De Grujitters and Nicolaus Bruhns
A hybrid multi-channel SACD, suitable for all CD players of the previously unrecorded organ of Sint Pauluskerk, Antwerp. Music by Leyding, Bach, Buxtehude, Kuhnau and Bruhns played by Johannes Geffert.
A former student of D. Buxtehude, G.D.Leyding worked in Brunswick. His Prelude in E flat adapts elements of the Italian concerto, such as the interplay between Great and Rückpositiv (Orchestra Tutti and Solo), for the north German organ world. Only the a short imitative middle section and a shorter more tightly composed phrase remind us of the form of toccata and fugue. With a surprisingly original touch Leyding uses a 4 beat bar to follow the 3 beat bar, not the other way according to older traditions. Also he gives the solo on the Rückpositiv the ‘last word’ to end the piece. . .