FRANCIS POTT (b.1957): Christus, Schmücke dich*, O liebe Seele, Surrexit Hodie (Fantasia-Toccata sopra “O Fiii et Filiae”)*. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 08X059
Description: Regarded as an Everest of the organ repertoire, the five-part, 125-minute Christus is a Passion symphony that traces this dramatic Biblical narrative through evolving tonality, portraying Christ’s vast struggle through betrayal and crucifixion towards ultimate triumph. Christus here enjoys its first studio recording, made in the presence of the composer. Included also are premieres of Surrexit Hodie (a toccata for Easter Sunday) and a commemorative chorale prelude, Schmücke dich, Oliebe Seele. 2 CDs. Tom Winpenny (organ of the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, St Albans, Hertfordshire).