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Organ Gloriosa is a concert in honour of the Prince of Homburg and K&K Verlagsanstalt's
first production involving the Great Buergy Organ in the Bad Homburg Castle Church.
Just imagine - a church full of shadows, a hard pew, gazing at the altar out there in front, waiting for the sound of the organ to come from far away, from heaven ... The popular way of listening to an organ concert. But what about the masters of an instrument like this? Composers like Bach and Mendelssohn - what were their feelings? What was the decisive factor that triggered their magnificent and profound compositions?
Have you ever sat at a church organ? Staring at the manuals, in front of you the keys and the stops - and, stretching away behind you, the noble nave and transept of the church. Then, looking upwards, you see the mighty bass pipes that seem to tower over you, reaching up and up before losing themselves in the half-light of the vaulted ceiling... And now, the first hesitant touch of the keyboard, a resonant booming that uplifts the soul - and you immerse yourself in the sound of the organ, which has indeed rightly been christened the "Magic Horn of God".
This is the approach K&K
took with this presentation of the Buergy Organ. Coming to you from the Bad Homburg Castle Church and featuring our virtuoso, Ulrike Northoff, we want to bring home to you the wonderful and powerful tones of this instrument - exactly as it sounded in the days of the old masters, when they sat at the keyboard of an organ and devised these compositions in honour of the Creator.
ReviewsK&K's presentation is quite excellent with expansive notes and some very striking photographs. The sound is very vivid and immediate although some boom is also detected due to the large, cavernous acoustic.