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This is the first recording to contain all the extant ‘greater’ chorale preludes (for two manuals and pedal) by Gottfried August Homilius (1714-85), pupil of J.S. Bach, organist at Dresden’s Frauenkircheand subsequently cantor at the Kreuzkirche. Reports of him improvising preludes, trios and fantasias come from D.G. Türk and J.A. Hiller, and the Bach influence (particularly the trios, Orgelbüchlein and Schübler chorales) is evident, although Homilius didn’t cultivate the melismatic coloratura style. Felix Marangoni presents stylish performances on a modern Italian organ built in the north German 18th-century tradition, tuned in Werckmeister III temperament.

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