50 Years Klop Early Keyboard Instrument (Chamber Organ)




Organists developed their technical skills on harpsichord, virginals and klavechords at home during the 17th and 18th century. During the 18th century, the so called Cabinet Organ was developed, most of the time for the upper middle class.
The program on this CD, recorded on a Klop Cabinet Organ, covers music that could have sounded in these domestic situations.
Dietrich Buxtehude composed the Toccata in G for harpsichord. It is a piece for manual, that start with free passages of broken common cords, followed by a fuga that start rather violistic, but develops into a Ciacona with a repeating bass theme.
Bachs poetic adaptation of ‘Jesu meine Zuversicht’ has a decorated melody in the soprano.
Johann Pachelbel was a good friend of Dietrich Buxtehude, te Hexachordum Apollinis was dedicated to him! With the aria Sebaldina several sound colours of the Klop organ are being demonstrated.
The Camphuysen manuscript was made around 1670 and is a book with music for domestic purpose. The Psalms in this manuscript give the impression of the slow tempo that usual around that time and demonstrate how melody notes are accommodated with decorations.
The third part of the ‘Clavierübung’ by Bach was published in 1739 and contains several Choral adaptations. Bach also added 4 Duets to this book, which could be played on several keyboard instruments.
To play a triosonate is a challenge for organists, the 3 different voices imitate 3 different instruments, divided over 2 hands and feet, but they have to sound well individual as well as like a trio ensemble. The 6 triosonates by Bach are probably composed as study material for his oldest son Wilhelm Friedemann. He probably played this on a double manual harpsichord with a seperate pedal in his fathers study.
Also the organ sonate by Hugo Distler is meant as domestic music. His inspiration was the Stellwagen organ in the Jacobi Church Lübeck. After accepting the lectureship at the Conservatory of Stuttgart, Distler ordered, to compensate the absence of ‘his’ organ, a house organ by Paul Ott. Especially for this instrument, Distler wrote this sonate in 1939. Distlers musical language is a mix of baroque with nervous, restless motives. As a whole it resembles the joy of playing.

1. Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Toccata in G BuxWV 165.

2. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Jesu meine Zuversicht BWV 728

3-12. Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) Aria Sexta “Sebaldina”.
Aria-8 Variaties-Aria. uit: Hexachordum Apollinis 1699

13-15. Camphuysen ms (+/- 1670) Psalm 8.

16. JS Bach Duetto in G BWV 804
uit: Clavierübung III 1739

17-20. Camphuysen ms Godt Schiep den Mens Vol Eere.
Zetting en 3 Variaties

JS Bach Sonate IV in e BWV 528.
21. Adagio/Vivace
22. Andante
23. Un poco Allegro

24.Susanne van Soldt ms (1599) Almande

25.JS Bach Duetto in e BWV 802
uit: Clavierübung III 1739

Hugo Distler (1908-1942) Orgelsonate Opus 18/II (1939)
26. I Rasche, energische Halbe
27. II Einleitung: Sehr erregte Achtel, dabei frei im Zeitmass, Gehende Viertel. Gelassen
28. III Recht geschwinde Achtel

Disposition of the organ, 2004 by Henk Klop

Case is based in the cabinet organ by Meijer, Oldeholtpade.

Manual: C-g”’
Pedal: C-f’

Lower manual (O): Holtpijp 8, Principal 8, Rohrflute 4′, Quint 3
Upper manual (B): Quintadena 8′, Principal 4′, Cromorne 8′

Couplers: Man O+B, Man B+O, Pedal+O, Pedal+B

Equeal temperament. All stops are divided in bass and treble.
The cromorne is within a swell box, and the bass and treble can be opened separately.
There is also a swell in the roof.
All wooden pipes.

Registraties/ registrations
1. Buxtehude Pr 8, Pr 4, Man O+B

2. Bach Jesu meine Zuversicht
RH Hp 8, N 3. LH Q 8 trem

3.Aria Q 8
4.Var 1. Hp 8
5.Var 2. Pr 8
6.Var 3. Pr 4
7.Var 4. Pr 8, Pr 4, Man O+B
8.Var 5. Rf 4
9.Var 6. Pr 8, Rf 4
10.Var 7. Pr 4, Kr 8
11.Var 8. Pr 8, Pr 4, Kr 8, kop Man O+B. kast Kr open.
12.Aria Q 8 trem

Camphuysen Psalm 8
15.Zetting Pr 8, Pr 4, Man O+B
14.Variatie Pr 4
15.Duo RH Hp 8, N 3, LH Kr 8

16. Bach Duetto in G
Rf 4

Camphuysen ms Godt Schiep den Mens Vol Eere.
17.Zetting Hp 8
18.Var 1. Hp 8, Rf 4
19.Var 2. Q 8, Pr 4
20.Var 3. RH Hp 8, Rf 4, N 3, LH Q 8, Pr 4

JS Bach Sonate IV in e BWV 528.
21.Adagio/Vivace RH Pr 8, Hp 8, Rf 4, LH Q 8, Kr 8, Ped+O
22.Andante RH Q 8, LH Rf 4 (8 va bassa), Ped+B, trem
23.Un poco Allegro RH Pr 8, LH Pr 4, Ped+O

24. Susanne van Soldt ms (1599) Almande
Kr 8 kastje open

25. JS Bach Duetto in e BWV 802
HP 8, Rf 4

Hugo Distler (1908-1942) Orgelsonate
26.I: RH Pr 8, Rf 4, LH Q 8, Pr 4, Ped+O
27. II: Hp 8, N 3, LH Kr 8, Ped Hp 8, Ped+O
28.III: RH Pr 8, Rf 4, N 3, LH Q 8, Pr 4, Ped-B