Bernard Foccroulle devotes his latest recording — the last of the anthology of Northern German organ music of the Baroque period — to Jacob Praetorius and Melchior Schildt, both pupils of Sweelinck. Praetorius and Schildt’s music is not only strongly marked by Lutheran tradition, in which the chorale played a fundamental part, but also by other influences, principally Italian, that prepared the way for the explosion of the stylus fantasticus at the end of the 17th century.

"these (recordings) are genuinely musical. Combine that with a magnificent instrument beautifully recorded, and we have a recording that should be in the collection of any admirer of the North German organ repertory."
American Record Guide
"Bernard Foccroulle is a worthy interpreter of this music and this disc is an important addition to the catalogues of early Northern German Organ music."
MusicWeb International