Soli Deo Gloria

recording from the concert at the Great Evangelical Church in Bratislava on 18 September 2021 during the 22nd International Chamber Music Festival Konvergencie

Release date: March – April 2022

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“Soli Deo Gloria” (Glory to God alone), these are the words with which Johann Sebastian Bach ended his scores. The concert from the Konvergencie Festival with an almost mystical atmosphere, composed of works by Bach, Olivier Messiaen, Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck and improvisations, is a tribute to the royal instrument, its masters and the art of the jubilant Slovak organist, teacher and long-time cantor at the Great Evangelical Church Ján Vladimír Michalko, for whom it was also the last performance of his concert career. Together with his musician friends Juraj Bartoš, Boris Lenko and Jozef Lupták, they brought an unforgettable experience to the visitors and we bring it to you on this album.

The album contains: music CD, booklet, code for downloading audio files

Authors: Bach / Rinck / Messiaen / improvisations

Publisher: Konvergencie, 2021

Edition: Konvergencie LIVE

SOZA – BIEM: 1749-008-2

EAN: 8 588006 338072

concert dramaturgy / dramaturgy: Ján Vladimír Michalko

record / recording engineer: Martin Čema, Cobra Sound

mix & mastering: Martin Čema, Jozef Lupták, Boris Lenko, Andrej Šuba

Track list

  1. Johann Christian Heinrich RINCK (1770 – 1846)
    Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H
    (from Praktische Orgelschule, Op. 55, Vol. 6, No. 195)
    J. V. Michalko
  2. Improvisation on B-A-C-H I / Improvisation on B-A-C-H I
    J. Bartoš
  3. Improvizácia na B-A-C-H II / Improvisation on B-A-C-H II
    B. Lenko
  4. Improvisation on B-A-C-H III / Improvisation on B-A-C-H III
    J. Lupták
  5. Improvisation on B-A-C-H IV / Improvisation on B-A-C-H IV
    J. Bartoš, J. Lupták
  6. Improvisation on B-A-C-H V / Improvisation on B-A-C-H V
    J. V. Michalko
  7. Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 -1750)
    Chorale Prelude “Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ” BWV 639 / Chorale Prelude “Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ” BWV 639 (from Orgelbüchlein BWV 599 – 644)
    J. V. Michalko
  8. Olivier MESSIAEN (1908 – 1992)
    I. Adoro Te / I Adore Thee: “Je vous adore, ô Divinité cachée!” (“I invoke you in humility, hidden Divinity!”) (from Livre du Saint-Sacrement)
    J. V. Michalko
  9. Olivier MESSIAEN (1908 – 1992)
    Le Banquet Céleste: “Celui qu mange ma chair et boit mong sang demeure en moi et moi en lui.” (“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him.” John 6:56)
    J. V. Michalko
  10. Improvisation on Messiaen’s Modus 1 / Improvisation on Messiaen’s Modus 1
    J. Lupták, B. Lenko, J. Bartoš, J. V. Michalko
  11. Soli Deo Gloria / speech / Ján Vladimír Michalko

Soli Deo Gloria

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