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Following his death in 1750, Bachs music sank into oblivion for many years. Nevertheless and, as it were, behind the scenes, Bach continued to live. His son, Carl Philipp Emmanuel, was organ master to Johann Forkel who, in his turn, taught Johann Rinck.
Rincks most famed pupil was Adolf Hesse, and it was Hesse who taught the Belgian organist Nicolas-Jacques Lemmens. All these organists guarded jealously what they regarded to be an authentic performance tradition. Cavaill & eacute;-Coll, in the course of his widespread travelling, heard Lemmens play on many occasions, and as a result, in 1852, arranged for him to perform publicly, before a highly distinguished audience, upon the new organ which he had installed in the Church of St-Vincent-de-Paul in Paris.
Upon Cavaillé-Coll himself the playing of Lemmens and his interpretation of the works of Bach produced a profound impression.Michael Howard, born in London in 1922, is a former organist of Tewkesbury Abbey, Ely Cathedral, and St Michaels Abbey, Farnborough.
For 20 years he conducted the famous Renaissance Singers and, subsequently, Cantores in Ecclesia, broadcasting regularly, appearing at the Promenade Concerts and on television, and travelling abroad.
|1||14,3||Prelude and Fugue in B minor|
|2||03:16||Chorale Preludes 1. The old year now is passed away|
|3||02:03||2. Saving grace to us is given|
|4||02:23||3. Whither shall I flee?|
|5||05:45||4. Before thy throne I stand|
|6||04:04||Fuga parvula in G minor|
|7||07:23||Prelude and Fugue in C major|
|8||09:03||Chorale Prelude: O Lamb of God unspotted|
|9||09:46||Toccata and Fugue in D minor|