Bach in the Wind

Montreal Festival Wind Orchestra
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Bach in the Wind: Organ masterworks arranged for wind orchestra
and conducted by Mordechai Rechtman

The music chosen for this recording is just a small sampling of J.S. Bach's organ writing, though it includes a number of his best known and best loved masterpieces.

Mordechai Rechtman, one of the world's finest orchestral wind players, brings to his Bach transcriptions a deep understanding of wind instruments - their unique colours, how they sound in combination with one another, and so on.

The result is a complex yet architecturally perfect musical structure reborn, a bold and vivid re-statement so satisfying to our ears that we hear the music as if for the first time. It is old territory bathed in a new light, and it magically works to change our perceptions forever.

Catalog: MAR 375

Track Listing

All music by J.S. Bach, arranged for wind orchestra by Mordechai Rechtman

Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 539
1. Prelude
2. Fugue

Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
3. Toccata
4. Adagio (Listen)
5. Fugue (Listen)

Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542
6. Fantasia
7. Fugue

Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582
8. Passacaglia
9. Fugue

10. In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
(In sweet jubilation)

11. Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 625
(Christ lay in bonds of death)

12. Vor deinen Thron tret' ich, BWV 668
(Before thy throne I now appear)

13. Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 720
(A mighty fortress is our God) (Listen)

14. Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
(Come saviour of the Gentiles)

15. Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578

Total Playing Time: 73:41

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