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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55198
Recording details: November 1993
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: May 1994
Total duration: 4 minutes 49 seconds

Pastorale, Op 114
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Landscape in the delicate F major Pastorale was published ten years before the Great War. This is really a clavecin-style piece, but one of such formal polish that – not only in the blithe and lyrically decorated tranquillo outer sections, but even more in the curious pathos of the central span (unusually for Chaminade in the tonic minor) – it seems a not unworthy forerunner of certain movements in Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 1994

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