Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers, Wake) ; Fantasia ; Das alte Jahr vergangen ist (The old year is ended) ; In dulci jubilo (In sweet rejoicing) ; Komm, susser Tod (Come, sweet death) ; Meine Seele erhebt den Herren (My soul doth magnify the Lord) ; Andante, from Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major ; O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sunde gross (O man, bewail thy grievous fall) ; Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich (O hail this bright day of days) ; Herzlich tut mich verlangen (Lord, hear my deepest longing) ; Ach, bleib' bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ (Now cheer our hearts this eventide) ; Wir glauben all' an einen Gott, Vater (We all believe in one God, the Father)
Harriet Cohen (1895-1967) studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London, before quickly gaining a reputation as a Bach specialist. She was also strongly associated with British music of the period and was the dedicatee of numerous contemporary works, including the last six pieces in Bartok's Mikrokosmos, Vaughan Williams's Piano Concerto, and most of Bax's piano music. Harriet received various honours and awards, among them a CBE in 1938 and a Freeman of the City of London in 1954. David Owen Norris is a pianist, broadcaster, teacher, and composer. The first recipient of the Gilmore Artist Award, he has achieved international acclaim as a concert pianist, recording a rich variety of music as both a soloist and accompanist. Norris has also presented a number of radio series, including BBC Radio 4's Playlist.
Included is a very informative preface and introduction by pianist David Owen Norris. Pianists who enjoy transcriptions long out of print will welcome these re-issues. * Melvyn Cooper, Piano Professional, Autumn 2013 *