Born in Rosenthal, Gottfried August Homilius (1714-1785) was organist at Dresden’s Frauenkirche from 1742 onwards, and since 1755 he had been “Kreuzkantor” and music director at the three main churches in Dresden. Among the composer’s most fascinating works are certainly his chorale preludes for organ with an obbligato melody instrument, primarily the oboe. This extraordinary practice allowed Homilius to perform the chorale theme more full-voiced and to process the musical material as artistically as he wished, without endangering the clear presence of the chorale melody, which is absolutely necessary for liturgical use, and which here is effectively taken over by the oboe.Born in Rosenthal, Gottfried August Homilius (1714-1785) was organist at Dresden’s Frauenkirche from 1742 onwards, and since 1755 he had been “Kreuzkantor” and music director at the three main churches in Dresden. Among the composer’s most fascinating works are certainly his chorale preludes for organ with an obbligato melody instrument, primarily the oboe. This extraordinary practice allowed Homilius to perform the chorale theme more full-voiced and to process the musical material as artistically as he wished, without endangering the clear presence of the chorale melody, which is absolutely necessary for liturgical use, and which here is effectively taken over by the oboe.

Sonata a Oboe Solo col Basso HoWV XI.1
1. Adagio 1:58
2. Allegro assai 3:25
3. Amoroso 1:29
4. Vivace 1:48
Ausgewählte Choralvorspiele für Orgel und Oboe, aus HoWV X.1 – X.25
5. O Gott, du frommer Gott 3:25
6. Mein Gott, das Herze bring ich dir 2:32
7. Wer Gott vertraut 3:33
8. Herr Christ, der einge Gottes Sohn 2:30
9. Weg, mein Herz, mit den Gedanken 4:07
10. Es ist das Heil uns kommen her 5:09
11. Du, o schönes Weltgebäude 2:52
12. Von Gott will ich nicht lassen 2:47
13. Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin 1:32
14. Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut 2:44
15. Nun freut euch, liebe Christen gemein 3:07
16. Christ lag in Todes Banden 3:01
17. Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt 3:21
18. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland 1:33
19. Was mein Gott will, das gescheh allzeit 3:41
20. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland 1:45
21. Komm, Heiliger Geist 4:34
22. Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ 2:32
Total time: 1:03:38
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