On this double CD, the choir is singing one verse of in total 45 German chorales, arranged primarily by Johann Sebastian Bach. Each verse is followed by the corresponding organ chorale from Orgelbüchlein, played by the English organist Kevin Bowyer.
…Kevin Bowyer shows himself to be a remarkably astute interpreter of these bite-size prelude preludes. They dance, they sing, they mourn, they weep, all within their tiny time-spans; perfectly formed microcosmos of Bach’s supreme genius in the chorale prelude genre. Bowyer gauges their scale to perfection…
(review in Gramophone)
…This two-CD recording of Das Orgelbüchlein featuring Det Fynske Kammerkor is among the treasures of the Bowyer series … The choir has excellent intonation and is as splendidly recorded as the organ … Overall, this is a most beautiful and highly recommended volume…
(review at jsbach.org)
…Each of the preludes is preceded by a stanza of its chorale rendered by the Fynske Kammerkor … these serve to familiarize the listener who may not have sung these tunes since childhood with the framework that Bach’s gems are based upon. The performances are expressive and attractive in tone … Recommended…
(review at princeton.edu)
[1/05] Ein Kind geborn zu Bethlehem
[2/02] Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, der den Tod überwand
[2/19] Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig
The double CD has been released on Nimbus Records (NI 5457/5458) in 1995 and can be purchased from Nimbus Records and Presto Classical.