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Helmut Walcha
Bach's Instrumental Works

Contents

Recordings of Organ Works- 1st Cycle
Recordings of Organ Works - 2nd Cycle
Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works
Recordings of Chamber Works
Recordings of Orchestral Works
Recordings of Vocal Works

Helmut Walcha - Short Biography

Recordings

Recordings of Organ Works - 1st Cycle

B-1

Bach: Organ Works - the 1947-1952 recordings [Box Set]

Contents: See: [R1-1] - [R1-10] below

Helmut Walcha (Organ)

Archiv Produktion

1947-1952

10-CD / TT: 707:41

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R1-1

Bach: Organ Works CD-1

2. Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV 531 [6:19]
3. Prelude & Fugue in D major ("Little"), BWV 532 [10:27]
4. Prelude & Fugue in E minor ("Cathedral"), BWV 533 [4:32]
5. Prelude & Fugue in F minor, BWV 534 [9:28]
6. Prelude & Fugue in G minor, BWV 535 [7:33]
7. Prelude & Fugue in A major, BWV 536 [6:35]
8. Toccata & Fugue, for organ in D minor ("Dorian"), BWV 538 [12:58]

Helmut Walcha (Organ)

Archiv Produktion

Jun 1950 [3, 5-8]; Sep 1952 [2, 4]

CD / TT: 73:37

Recorded at St.-Peter-und-Paul-Kirche, Cappel, Germany.
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R1-2

Bach: Organ Works CD-2

1. Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 [9:21]
2. Prelude & Fugue in D minor ("Fiddle"l), BWV 539 [5:40]
3. Toccata & Fugue in F major, BWV 540 [15:08]
4. Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV 541 [8:08]
5. Fantasia & Fugue in G minor ("Great"), BWV 542 [13:11]
6. Prelude & Fugue in A minor ("The Great"), BWV 543 [11:26]
7. Prelude & Fugue in B minor, BWV 544 [13:46]

Helmut Walcha (Organ)

Archiv Produktion

Jun 1950 [1, 3-4, 6]; Sep 1952 [2, 5, 7

CD / TT: 76:41

Recorded at St.-Peter-und-Paul-Kirche, Cappel, Germany.
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R1-3

Bach: Organ Works CD-3

 

1. Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV 545 [6:06]
2. Prelude & Fugue in C minor, BWV 546 [12:41]
3. Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV 547 [10:17]
4. Prelude & Fugue in E minor ("Wedge"), BWV 548 [14:26]
5. Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV 550 [6:32]
6. Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV 551 [5:13]
7. Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 562 [4:31]
8. Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564 [15:03]

Helmut Walcha (Organ)

Archiv Produktion

Sep 1947 [3, 8]
Jun 1950 [1, 2, 7]
Sep 1952 [rest]

CD / TT: 74:50

Recorded at St-Jakobi-Kirche, Lübeck, Germany [3, 8]; St.-Peter-und-Paul-Kirche, Cappel, Germany [rest].
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Original 78 rpm of BWV 564:
Recorded on Sep 3, 1947 on Kleine Orgel at St-Jakobi-Kirche, Lübeck.
Archiv Produktion 1406a-b+1407e [mx. E.P. 8658], TT: 14:57

R1-4

Bach: Organ Works CD-4

1. Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 [9:22]
2. Prelude & Fugue in E major, BWV 566 [6:21]
3. Pièce d'orgue (Fantasia) in G major, BWV 572 [8:44]
4. Fugue in G minor ("Little"), BWV 578 [4:26]
5. Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 [14:01]
6. Canzona in D minor, BWV 588 [6:01]
7. Alla breve in D major, BWV 589 [5:03]
8. Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 [9:52]

Helmut Walcha (Organ)

Archiv Produktion

Aug 1947 [1]; Sep 1950 [8]; Sep 1952 [rest]

CD / TT: 63:51

Recorded at St-Jakobi-Kirche, Lübeck, Germany [1]; St.-Peter-und-Paul-Kirche, Cappel, Germany [rest].
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R1-5

Bach: Organ Works CD-5

1. Trio Sonata No. 1 in E flat major, BWV 525 [10:53]
2. Trio Sonata No. 2 in C minor, BWV 526 [11:46]
3. Trio Sonata No. 3 in D minor, BWV 527 [14:36]
4. Trio Sonata No. 4 in E minor, BWV 528 [10:29]
5. Trio Sonata No. 5 in C major, BWV 529 [15:10]
6. Trio Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV 530 [11:48]

Helmut Walcha (Organ)

Archiv Produktion

Au-Sep 1947 [1, 6]; Jun 1950 [2-4]; Sep 1952 [3, 5]

CD / TT: 75:07

Recorded at St-Jakobi-Kirche, Lübeck, Germany [1, 6]; St.-Peter-und-Paul-Kirche, Cappel, Germany [rest].
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R1-6

Bach: Organ Works CD-6

1. Prelude & Fugue in E flat major ("St. Anne"), BWV 552: Prelude [9:02]
2. Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit (I), BWV 669 [3:26]
3. Chorale Prelude Christe, aller Welt Trost (I), BWV 670 [4:14]
4. Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist (I), BWV 671 [4:33]
5. Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (VI), BWV 676 [4:22]
6. Chorale Prelude Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot (II), BWV 678 [4:41]
7. Chorale Prelude Wir glauben all an einen Gott (I), BWV 680 [3:07]
8. Chorale Prelude Vater unser im Himmelreich (II), BWV 682 [6:58]
9. Chorale Prelude Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam (I), BWV 684 [5:04]
10. Chorale Prelude Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (I), BWV 686 [5:42]
11. Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (VI), BWV 688 [4:01]
12-15. Duets BWV 802-805 [3:23, 4:20, 3:20, 3:17]
16. Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit (II), BWV 672 [1:39]
17. Chorale Prelude Christe, aller Welt Trost (II), BWV 673 [1:24]
18. Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist (II), BWV 674 [1:34]

Helmut Walcha (Organ, Harpsichord - Ammer) [12-15]

Archiv Produktion

Aug-Sep 1947 [1-11]; Jun 1950 [16-18]; May 1951 [12-15]

CD / TT: 74:08

Recorded at St-Jakobi-Kirche, Lübeck, Germany [1-11]; St.-Peter-und-Paul-Kirche, Cappel, Germany [16-18]; Studio Blankenese, Hamburg, Germany [12-15]. 1st recording of Duets BWV 802-805 by H. Walcha.
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R1-7

Bach: Organ Works CD-7

1. Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (V), BWV 675 [3:18]
2. Fughetta super Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 677 [1:10]
3. Fughetta super Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot, BWV 679 [2:11]
4. Fughetta super Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 681 [1:14]
5. Chorale Prelude Vater unser im Himmelreich (III), BWV 683 [1:32]
6. Chorale Prelude Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam (II), BWV 685 [1:15]
7. Chorale Prelude Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (II), BWV 687 [4:15]
8. Fuga super Jesus Christus unser Heiland, BWV 689 [4:01]
9. Prelude and Fugue in E flat major ("St. Anne"), BWV 552: Fugue [7:18]
10. Chorale Prelude (Fantasia super) Komm, Heiliger Geist, BWV 651 [6:07]
11. Chorale Prelude Komm, heiliger Geist (I), BWV 652 [7:21]
12. Chorale Prelude An Wasserflüssen Babylon (I), BWV 653 [5:20]
13. Chorale Prelude Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (I), BWV 654 [7:40]
14. Chorale Prelude (Trio super) Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (I), BWV 655 [3:46]
15. Chorale Prelude O Lamm Gottes unschuldig (II), BWV 656 [8:30]
16. Chorale Prelude Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657 [4:52]
17. Chorale Prelude Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658 [ 3:11]

Helmut Walcha (Organ)

Archiv Produktion

Aug 1947 [9]; Jun 1950 [1-8, 10, 14-16]; Jun 1952 [11-13]; Sep 1952 [17]

CD / TT: 73:07

Recorded at St-Jakobi-Kirche, Lübeck, Germany [9]; St.-Peter-und-Paul-Kirche, Cappel, Germany [1-8, 10-17].
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R1-8

Bach: Organ Works CD-8

1. Chorale Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (II), BWV 659 [3:52]
2. Chorale Prelude (Trio super) Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (I), BWV 660 [3:34]
3. Chorale Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (IV), BWV 661 [3:01]
4. Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (I), BWV 662 [6:00]
5. Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (III), BWV 663 [7:44]
6. Chorale Prelude (Trio super) Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 66[5:13]
7. Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (II), BWV 665 [5:21]
8. Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (IV), BWV 666 [3:21]
9. Chorale Prelude Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist (III), BWV 667 [2:42]
10. Chorale Prelude Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit (II), BWV 668a [4:18]
11. Chorale Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (I), BWV 599 [1:45]
12. Chorale Prelude Gott, durch deine Güte, BWV 600 [1:05]
13. Chorale Prelude Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn (I), 601 [2:04]
14, Chorale Prelude Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott (I), BWV 602 [0:53]
15. Chorale Prelude Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV 603 [1:03]
16. Chorale Prelude Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (I), BWV 604 [1:32]
17. Chorale Prelude Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich (I), BWV 605 [1:51]
18. Chorale Prelude Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (I), BWV 606 [0:41]
19. Chorale Prelude Vom Himmel kam der Engel schar, BWV 607 [1:06]
20. Chorale Prelude In dulci jubilo (I), BWV 608 [1:39]
21. Chorale Prelude Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich (I), BWV 609 [0:52]

Helmut Walcha (Organ)

Archiv Produktion

Sep 1952

CD / TT: 59:42

Recorded at St.-Peter-und-Paul-Kirche, Cappel, Germany.
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R1-9

Bach: Organ Works CD-9

1. Chorale Prelude Jesu, meine Freude (I), BWV 610 [2:54]
2. Chorale Prelude Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 611 [2:13]
3. Chorale Prelude Wir Christenleut' (I), BWV 612 [1:28]
4. Chorale Prelude Helft mir Gottes Güte preisen (I), BWV 613 [1:08]
5. Chorale Prelude Das alte Jahr vergangen ist (I), BWV 614 [2:17]
6. Chorale Prelude In dir ist Freude, BWV 615 [2:50]
7. Chorale Prelude Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr dahin, BWV 616 [2:21]
8. Chorale Prelude Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf (I), BWV 617 [2:30]
9. Chorale Prelude O Lamm Gottes unschuldig (I), BWV 618 [3:48]
10. Chorale Prelude Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619 [1:33]
11. Chorale Prelude Christus, der uns selig macht (I), BWV 620 [2:29]
12. Chorale Prelude Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund', BWV 621 [1:24]
13. Chorale Prelude O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV 622 [4:30]
14. Chorale Prelude Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 623 [1:22]
15. Chorale Prelude Hilf Gott, dass mir's gelinge, BWV 624 [1:33]
16. Chorale Prelude Christ lag in Todesbanden (I), BWV 625 [1:21]
17. Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (I), BWV 626 [0:59]
18. Chorale Prelude Christ ist erstanden (I), BWV 627 [4:52]
19. Chorale Prelude Erstanden ist der heil'ge Christ (I), BWV 628 [0:45]
20. Chorale Prelude Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag, BWV 629 [1:21]
21. Chorale Prelude Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn (I), BWV 630 [1:39]
22. Chorale Prelude Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist (I), BWV 631 [0:56]
23. Chorale Prelude Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (I), BWV 632 [1:14]
24. Chorale Prelude Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (I), BWV 633 [1:57]
25. Chorale Prelude Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot (I), BWV 635 [1:31]
26. Chorale Prelude Vater unser im Himmelreich (I), BWV 636 [1:38]
27. Chorale Prelude Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt (I), BWV 637 [2:32]
28. Chorale Prelude Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (I), BWV 638 [1:13]
29. Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (I), BWV 639 [2:19]
30. Chorale Prelude Ich dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr, BWV 640 [1:12]
31. Chorale Prelude Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641 [1:53]
32. Chorale Prelude Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (I), BWV 642 [2:28]
33. Chorale Prelude Alle Menschen müssen sterben (I), BWV 643 [1:43]
34. Chorale Prelude Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig, BWV 644 [0:52]

Helmut Walcha (Organ)

Archiv Produktion

Jun 1950 [3, 7, 11, 23, 26, 29-30] Sep 1952 [1-2, 4-6, 8-10, 12-22, 24-25, 27-28, 31-34]

CD / TT: 66:55

Recorded at St.-Peter-und-Paul-Kirche, Cappel, Germany.
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R1-10

Bach: Organ Works CD-10

 

1. Chorale Prelude Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 [4:03]
2. Chorale Prelude Wo soll ich fliehen hin (I), BWV 646 [2:00]
3. Chorale Prelude Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (II), BWV 647 [3:11]
4. Chorale Prelude Meine Seele erhebet den Herren, BWV 648 [1:50]
5. Chorale Prelude Ach bleib' bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649 [2:52]
6. Chorale Prelude Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650 [3:08]
7. Chorale Prelude Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 [2:22]
8. Chorale Prelude An Wasserflüssen Babylon (III), 653b [5:11]
9. Chorale Prelude Valet will ich dir geben, BWV 736 [3:46]
10. Fugue on the Magnificat: "Meine Seele erhebet den Herren", BWV 733 [4:25]
11. Chorale Prelude Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein (I), BWV 734 [2:10]
12. Chorale Prelude Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (II), BWV 700 [2:23]
13. Chorale Prelude Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig, BWV 768 [21:44]
14. Canonic variations on the Christmas hymn Vom himmel hoch, da komm ich her (I), BWV 769 [11:07]

Helmut Walcha (Organ)

Archiv Produktion

Aug-Sep 1947 [1-6, 13
Jun 1950 [8-12, 14]
Sep 1952 [7]

CD / TT: 70:14

Recorded at St-Jakobi-Kirche, Lübeck, Germany [1-6, 13]; St.-Peter-und-Paul-Kirche, Cappel, Germany [7-12, 14].
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Original 78 rpm of BWV 769:
Recorded on Jun 21, 1950 on Schnither-Orgel, Cappel.
Archiv Produktion 1410a-b [mx. E.P. 8660], TT: 10:49

Recordings of Organ Works - 2nd Cycle

B-2

Bach: Das Orgelwerk · The Organ Works [Box Set]

Contents: See: [R2-1] - [R2-12] below

Helmut Walcha (Organ)

Archiv Produktion

1956-1971

12-CD / TT: 808:21

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R2-1

Bach: Das Orgelwerk · The Organ Works, Vol. 1

1. Toccata & Fugue in D minor ("Dorian"), BWV 538 [13:19]
2. Toccata & Fugue in F major, BWV 540 [15:21]
3. Fantasia & Fugue in G minor ("Great"), BWV 542 [12:58]
4. Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564 [15:15]
5. Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 [9:35]

Helmut Walcha (Organ) [Great Organ by Frans Caspar Schnitger]

Archiv Produktion

Sep 1956 [4-5]; Sep 1962 [1-3]

CD / TT: 66:33

Recorded at St. Laurenskerk, Almaaar, Holland.
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R2-2

Bach: Das Orgelwerk · The Organ Works, Vol. 2

1. Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV 541 [8:40]
2. Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 [9:05]
3. Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV 547 [10:37]
4. Prelude & Fugue in E minor ("Wedge"), BWV 548 [14:46]
5. Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 562 [4:46]
6. Pièce d'orgue (Fantasia) in G major, BWV 572 [8:58]
7. Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 [13:54]

Helmut Walcha (Organ) [Great Organ by Frans Caspar Schnitger]

Archiv Produktion

Sep 1956 [3]; Sep 1962 [1-2, 4-7]

CD / TT: 70:52

Recorded at St. Laurenskerk, Almaaar, Holland.
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R2-3

Bach: Das Orgelwerk · The Organ Works, Vol. 3

1. Trio Sonata No. 1 in E flat major, BWV 525 [13:14]
2. Trio Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV 530 [13:43]
3. Prelude & Fugue in F minor, BWV 534 [9:51]
4. Prelude & Fugue in A minor ("The Great"), BWV 543 [11:29]
5. Prelude & Fugue in B minor, BWV 544 [13:49]
6. Prelude & Fugue in C minor, BWV 546 [12:47]

Helmut Walcha (Organ) [Great Organ by Frans Caspar Schnitger]

Archiv Produktion

Sep 1956 [1-2]; Sep 1962 [3-6]

CD / TT: 75:00

Recorded at St. Laurenskerk, Almaaar, Holland.
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R2-4

Bach: Das Orgelwerk · The Organ Works, Vol. 4

1. Trio Sonata No. 2 in C minor, BWV 526 [12:20]
2. Trio Sonata No. 3 in D minor, BWV 527 [14:25]
3. Trio Sonata No. 4 in E minor, BWV 528 [10:21]
4. Trio Sonata No. 5 in C major, BWV 529 [15:23]
5. Prelude & Fugue in A major, BWV 536 [6:26]
6. Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV 545 [6:05]

Helmut Walcha (Organ) [Silbermann]

Archiv Produktion

Sep 1969 [1-4]; May 1970 [5-6]

CD / TT: 65:07

Recorded at the Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasburg, France.
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R2-5

Bach: Das Orgelwerk · The Organ Works, Vol. 5

Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV 531 [6:52]
Prelude & Fugue in D major ("Little"), BWV 532 [10:46]
Prelude & Fugue in E minor ("Cathedral"), BWV 533 [4:31]
Prelude & Fugue in D minor ("Fiddle", BWV 539 [8:03]
Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV 550 [6:58]
Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV 551 [5:26]
Fugue on a theme by Legrenzi in C minor, BWV 574 [7:40]
Fugue on a theme by Corelli in B minor, BWV 579 [5:52]

Helmut Walcha (Organ) [Silbermann]

Archiv Produktion

May 1970

CD / TT: 56:13

Recorded at the Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasburg, France.
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R2-6

Bach: Das Orgelwerk · The Organ Works, Vol. 6

1. Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 535 [7:45]
2. Fugue in G minor ("Little"), BWV 578 [4:12]
3. Canzona in D minor, BWV 588 [6:05]
4. Alla breve in D major, BWV 589 [4:58]
5. Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 [12:24]
6-9. Duets BWV 802-805 [3:13, 4:02, 3:09, 3:14]
10. Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080: Contrapuntus 18 in D minor [10:37]

Helmut Walcha (Organ) [Silbermann]

Archiv Produktion

May 1970 [1-5, 10]; Sep 1970 [6-9]

CD / TT: 59:45

Recorded at the Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasburg, France. 2nd recording of Duets BWV 802-805 by H. Walcha.
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R2-7

Bach: Das Orgelwerk · The Organ Works, Vol. 7

Chorale Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (I), BWV 599 [1:48]
Chorale Prelude Gott, durch deine Güte, BWV 600 [1:10]
Chorale Prelude Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn (I), BWV 601 [1:57]
Chorale Prelude Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott (I), BWV 602 [0:50]
Chorale Prelude Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV 603 [1:00]
Chorale Prelude Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (I), BWV 604 [1:27]
Chorale Prelude Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich (I), BWV 605 [1:46]
Chorale Prelude Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (I), BWV 606 [0:40]
Chorale Prelude Vom Himmel kam der Engel schar, BWV 607 [1:11]
Chorale Prelude In dulci jubilo (I), BWV 608 [1:43]
Chorale Prelude Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich (I), BWV 609 [0:52]
Chorale Prelude Jesu, meine Freude (I), BWV 610 [2:41]
Chorale Prelude Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 611 [2:01]
Chorale Prelude Wir Christenleut' (I), BWV 612 [1:26]
Chorale Prelude Helft mir Gottes Güte preisen (I), BWV 613 [1:05]
Chorale Prelude Das alte Jahr vergangen ist (I), BWV 614 [ 2:14]
Chorale Prelude In dir ist Freude, BWV 615 [2:49]
Chorale Prelude Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr dahin, BWV 616 [2:22]
Chorale Prelude Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf (I), BWV 617 [2:31]
Chorale Prelude O Lamm Gottes unschuldig (I), BWV 618 [3:57]
Chorale Prelude Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV 619 [1:28]
Chorale Prelude Christus, der uns selig macht (I), BWV 620 [2:21]
Chorale Prelude Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund', BWV 621 [1:30]
Chorale Prelude O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV 622 [ 4:35]
Chorale Prelude Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 623 [1:14]
Chorale Prelude Hilf Gott, dass mir's gelinge, BWV 624 [1:34]
Chorale Prelude Christ lag in Todesbanden (I), BWV 625 [1:18]
Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (I), BWV 626 [1:00]
Chorale Prelude Christ ist erstanden (I), BWV 627 [4:18]
Chorale Prelude Erstanden ist der heil'ge Christ (I), BWV 628 [0:44]
Chorale Prelude Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag, BWV 629 [1:10]
Chorale Prelude Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn (I), BWV 630 [1:33]
Chorale Prelude Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist (I), BWV 631 [0:54]
Chorale Prelude Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (I), BWV 632 [1:13]
Chorale Prelude Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (I), BWV 633 [ 1:52]
Chorale Prelude Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot (I), BWV 635 [1:26]
Chorale Prelude Vater unser im Himmelreich (I), BWV 636 [1:32]
Chorale Prelude Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt (I), BWV 637 [2:07]
Chorale Prelude Es ist das Heil uns kommen her (I), BWV 638 [1:09]
Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (I), BWV 639 [2:11]

Helmut Walcha (Organ) [Silbermann]

Archiv Produktion

Sep 1969

CD / TT: 71:00

Recorded at the Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasburg, France.
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R2-8

Bach: Das Orgelwerk · The Organ Works, Vol. 8

Prelude & Fugue in E flat major ("St. Anne"), BWV 552: Prelude [9:25]
Chorale Prelude Ich dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr, BWV 640 [1:08]
Chorale Prelude Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641 [1:47]
Chorale Prelude Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (I), BWV 642 [2:08]
Chorale Prelude Alle Menschen müssen sterben (I), BWV 643 [1:33]
Chorale Prelude Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig, BWV 644 [0:54]
Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit (I), BWV 669 [3:05]
Chorale Prelude Christe, aller Welt Trost (I), BWV 670 [4:01]
Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist (I), BWV 671 [4:38]
Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit (II), BWV 672 [1:31]
Chorale Prelude Christe, aller Welt Trost (II), BWV 673 [1:20]
Chorale Prelude Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist (II), BWV 674 [1:28]
Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (V), BWV 675 [3:22]
Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (VI), BWV 676 [4:57]
Fughetta super Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 677 [1:13]
Chorale Prelude Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot (II), BWV 678 [4:33]
Fughetta super Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot, BWV 679 [2:13]
Chorale Prelude Wir glauben all an einen Gott (I), BWV 680 [3:28]
Fughetta super Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 681 [1:17]
Chorale Prelude Vater unser im Himmelreich (II), BWV 682 [6:24]
Chorale Prelude Vater unser im Himmelreich (III), BWV 683 [1:41]
Chorale Prelude Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (II), BWV 709 [2:55
Chorale Prelude Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 [2:24]

Helmut Walcha (Organ) [Silbermann]

Archiv Produktion

Sep 1969 [640-644]; Sep 1970 [rest]

CD / TT: 67:34

Recorded at the Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasburg, France.
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R2-9

Bach: Das Orgelwerk · The Organ Works, Vol. 9

Prelude & Fugue in E flat major ("St. Anne"), BWV 552: Fugue [7:35]
Chorale Prelude An Wasserflüssen Babylon (III), BWV 653b [4:53]
Chorale Prelude Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam (I), BWV 684 [5:25]
Chorale Prelude Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam (II), BWV 685 [1:17]
Chorale Prelude Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (I), BWV 686 [5:26]
Chorale Prelude Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (II), BWV 687 [4:34]
Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (VI), BWV 688 [4:34]
Fuga super Jesus Christus unser Heiland, BWV 689 [4:06]
Chorale Prelude Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her (II), BWV 700 [2:29]
Fugue on the Magnificat: "Meine Seele erhebet den Herren", BWV 733 [4:40]
Chorale Prelude Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein (I), BWV 734 [2:24]
Chorale Prelude Valet will ich dir geben, BWV 736 [4:09]
Canonic variations on the Christmas hymn Vom himmel hoch, da komm ich her (I), BWV 769 [11:13]

Helmut Walcha (Organ) [Silbermann]

Archiv Produktion

Sep 1970 [rest]; May 1971 [769]

CD / TT: 62:52

Recorded at the Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasburg, France.
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R2-10

Bach: Das Orgelwerk · The Organ Works, Vol. 10

Chorale Prelude (Fantasia super) Komm, Heiliger Geist, BWV 651 [6:04]
Chorale Prelude Komm, heiliger Geist (I), BWV 652 [6:51]
Chorale Prelude An Wasserflüssen Babylon (I), BWV 653 [5:14]
Chorale Prelude Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele (I), BWV 654 [7:34]
Chorale Prelude (Trio super) Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend (I), BWV 655 [3:59]
Chorale Prelude O Lamm Gottes unschuldig (II), BWV 656 [8:03]
Chorale Prelude Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657 [4:42]
Chorale Prelude Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658 [3:08]
Chorale Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (II), BWV 659 [3:46]
Chorale Prelude (Trio super) Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (I), BWV 660 [3:23]
Chorale Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (IV), BWV 661 [2:58]
Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (I), BWV 662 [5:29]
Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (III), BWV 663 [7:28]
Chorale Prelude (Trio super) Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 664 [5:16]

Helmut Walcha (Organ) [Silbermann]

Archiv Produktion

May 1971

CD / TT: 74:00

Recorded at the Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasburg, France.
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R2-11

Bach: Das Orgelwerk · The Organ Works, Vol. 11 & 12

Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (II), BWV 665 [4:45]
Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (IV), BWV 666 [3:14]
Chorale Prelude Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist (III), BWV 667 [2:30]
Chorale Prelude Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit (I), BWV 668 [4:10]
Chorale Prelude Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 [4:13]
Chorale Prelude Wo soll ich fliehen hin (I), BWV 646 [2:04]
Chorale Prelude Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (II), BWV 647 [3:12]
Chorale Prelude Meine Seele erhebet den Herren, BWV 648 [1:53]
Chorale Prelude Ach bleib' bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649 [3:09]
Chorale Prelude Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650 [3:41]
Chorale Partita Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig, BWV 768 [20:53]
Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080, including Walcha's completion of Contrapunctus 14 [86:56]

Helmut Walcha (Organ) [Great Organ by Frans Caspar Schnitger - BWV 1080], [Silbermann - rest]

Archiv Produktion

Sep 1956 [1080]; Sep 1970 [768]; May 1971 [rest]

2-CD / TT: 74:09 + 66:45

Recorded at Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, Holland [1080]; the Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasburg, France [rest].
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Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works

K-1

J.S. Bach: Partitas


Partitas BWV 825-830 []

Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord) [Ammer]

EMI

Mar 1958

2-LP, 2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Thienhaus-Studio, Hamburg, Germany.
1st recording of Partita No. 1 BWV 825 by H. Walcha.
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K-2

J.S. Bach: English Suites

English Suites BWV 806-811 []

Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord) [Ammer]

EMI - Electrola

Mar 1959

2-LP / TT:

Recorded at Thienhaus-Studio, Hamburg, Germany.

 

K-3

J.S. Bach: Inventions & Sinfonias

1. Two-Part Inventions (15), BWV 772-786 []
2. Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), BWV 787-801 []
3. French Overture in B minor, BWV 831 []
4. Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 []
5. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 []

Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord) [Ammer]

EMI

Feb 1960 [3-5]; Jan 1961 [1-2]

2-LP / TT:

Recorded at Thienhaus-Studio, Hamburg, Germany.
1st recording of Italian Concerto BWV 971 by H. Walcha.
Partially included in [B-3].
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K-4

J.S. Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869 []
WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893 []

Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord) [Ammer]

EMI

Jan 1961

5-LP / TT:

Recorded at Thienhaus-Studio, Hamburg, Germany.
1st recording of WTC by H. Walcha.
Included in [B-3].
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K-5

J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)

EMI

Mar 1961

CD / TT: 76:03 / 75:11 / 75:45 / 75:14

Recorded at Thienhaus-Studio, Hamburg, Germany. Included in [B-3].
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K-6

J.S. Bach: French Suites

French Suites BWV 812-817 []

Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord) [Ammer]

EMI

Jan 1962

2-LP, 2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Thienhaus-Studio, Hamburg, Germany.
1st recording of French Suites Nos. 5-6 BWV 816-817 by H. Walcha.
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K-7

J.S. Bach: Well-Temered Clavier, Book 1

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869 []

Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord) [Jan Ruckers the Younger (2-manual), Antwerp 1640 - restored by Kurt Wittmayer 1973, 8,8,4, + harp stop]

Archiv Produktion

Jun 1973

2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Schloss Nordkirchen, Westfalen, Germany.
2nd recording of WTC 1 by H. Walcha.
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K-8

J.S. Bach: Well-Temered Clavier, Book 2

WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893 []

Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord) [Jean-Henri Hemsch (2-manual), Paris 1755/6 - restored by Claude Mercier-Ythier 1970, 8,8,4, + harp stop]

Archiv Produktion

Sep 1974

2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Eglise Evangèlique Allemande, Rue Blanche, Paris, France.
2nd recording of WTC 2 by H. Walcha.
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K-9

Landschaftliche Kulturpflege in Westfalen-Lippe:
Musik auf historischen Instrumenten, Folge 4
[K-4]

 

Fantasia & Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 []
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 []
French Suite No. 6 in E major BWV 817 []
Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 []
Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 []

Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord) [original instrument by Jan Ruckers the Younger, Antwerpen 1640]; Rudolf Reuter (Organ)

FSM 123007-08

Mar/Apr 1977

2-LP / TT:

Recorded at Schloss Nordkirchen, Germany (harpsichord); various chucrhes in Westphalia, Germany (organ).
2nd recording of French Suites Nos. 5-6 BWV 816-817 by H. Walcha.
2nd recording of Partita No. 1 BWV 825 by H. Walcha.
2nd recording of Italian Concerto BWV 971 by H. Walcha.

B-3

J.S. Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Inventions & Sinfonias, Goldberg Variations [Box Set]

Includes: [K-3], [K-4], [K-5]

Two-Part Inventions (15), BWV 772-786 []
Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), BWV 787-801 []
WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869 []
WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893 []
Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)

EMI Classics

1960-1961

5-CD / TT:

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Recordings of Chamber Works

H-1

J.S. Bach: Sonatas for violin and cembalo, BWV 1014~1019

Sonatas for violin and harpsichord BWV 1014-1019 []

Henryk Szeryng (Violin); Helmut Walcha (Harpsichord)

Philips

Jun 1969

2-CD / TT:

Recorded in Paris, France.

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2006 - September 2010)
Thanks to contributors: Teddy Kaufman (January 2007, June 2007), Christian Moll (October 2009, June 2010)

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