French Sweets

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Monday, May 06, 2013

Groups of brief, characterful movements proved a good recipe for organ composers in France, and they stuck with it through centuries.

Program details:

GILLES JULLIEN: Suite on the 2nd Tone (Prélude; Duo; Récit de Voix humaine; Basse de Trompette; Fugue renversée; Prélude II; Dialogue) –Serge Schoonbroodt (1687 Haon/Cathedral Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, Montauban) Aeolus 10481.

JEAN TITELOUZE: Ave Maris Stella (4 versets) –Dominicaines de Saint-Maximin/Jean-ChristopheClair, director; Pierre Bardon (1774 Isnard/Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene, Saint Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume) Syrius 141388.

JEAN-NICOLAS GEOFFROY: Psalm 131 –Le Concert Spirituel/Hervé Niquet, director and organ (1699 Tribout/Eglise St. Martin, Seurre) Naxos 8.553637.

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Suite, Op. 39 (Allegro agitato; Cantabile; Scherzando; Final) –Robert Delcamp (1962 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Philip Cathedral, Atlanta, GA) Naxos 8.554209.

Comments [1]

schm0e from nyc

Pope Pius X did lots of things, including promoting Sacred music and restoring the Gregorian Chant to the Liturgy.

The beauty of the origins and inspirations of the music you feature deserve better than psuedo-historical anecdotal remarks.

May. 06 2013 12:53 AM

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