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Toccata in D major

1927; dedicated to Albert Dupré (father of Marcel)

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: July 2009
Melbourne Town Hall, Australia
Produced by Mark Edwards & Paul Spicer
Engineered by Mark Edwards & Bradley Reader
Release date: October 2010
Total duration: 5 minutes 25 seconds

Cover artwork: Fireworks at Cremorne Gardens, Chelsea by Walter Greaves (1846-1930)
Private Collection / Photo © Bonhams, London / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'A source of perpetual admiration in this endlessly rewarding series is the sheer amount of repertoire Christopher Herrick gets through … some wonderfully entertaining highlights, some memorably revisited classics … superb playing of a truly enticing programme, a richly magnificent instrument and a top-notch recording; what more could you want?' (Gramophone)
Marcel Lanquetuit (1894–1985) was born in Rouen, and after studying there with Albert Dupré, and later with Dupré’s son Marcel, he entered the Paris Conservatoire and worked with Gigout. He eventually returned to Rouen and became organist of the cathedral, a post he held until his death. His Toccata in D major, which dates from 1927, is dedicated to the elder Dupré, but its staccato repeated chords seem like a nod in the direction of the final pages of the younger Dupré’s Variations sur un Noël, which appeared some four years earlier. This is not a derivative work, though, and the incessant chords—and the memorable sustained melody which emerges from them—create an exhilarating toccata quite unlike any other.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2010

Marcel Lanquetuit (1894–1985) naquit à Rouen, où il étudia avec Albert Dupré puis avec son fils, Marcel, avant d’entrer au Conservatoire de Paris et de travailler avec Gigout. De retour à Rouen, et jusqu’à sa mort, il tint l’orgue de la cathédrale. Sa Toccata en ré majeur, datée de 1927, est dédiée à Albert Dupré, mais ses accords répétés staccato semblent plutôt pencher vers les dernières pages des Variations sur un Noël de Marcel Dupré, parues quatre ans auparavant. Ce n’est pas pour autant une œuvre banale, et les accords incessants—mais aussi la mémorable mélodie tenue qui en émerge—forgent une toccata grisante, à nulle autre pareille.

extrait des notes rédigées par Relf Clark © 2010
Français: Hypérion

Marcel Lanquetuit (1894–1985) wurde in Rouen geboren und studierte dort bei Albert Dupré und dann bei dessen Sohn Marcel, bevor er am Pariser Konservatorium mit Gigout arbeitete. Später kehrte er nach Rouen zurück und wirkte dort bis zu seinem Tod als Organist der Kathedrale. Seine 1927 komponierte Toccata in D-Dur ist dem älteren Dupré gewidmet, doch die wiederholten Staccato-Akkorde klingen an die letzten Seiten der vier Jahre zuvor vom jüngeren Dupré komponierten Variations sur un Noël an. Dies ist jedoch keine Imitation, und die beharrlichen Akkorde sowie die sich daraus entwickelnde eindringlich ausgehaltene Melodie ergeben eine erfrischende Toccata, die kaum ihresgleichen hat.

aus dem Begleittext von Relf Clark © 2010
Deutsch: Henning Weber

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