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Prélude sur l'Introit de l'Épiphanie, Op 13

composer
early 1960s; first published in Nobert Dufourcq's Orgue et Liturgie; based on the Introit for Mass of the Epiphany Ecce advenit dominator Dominus

John Scott (organ)
Recording details: April 1989
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: June 1990
Total duration: 2 minutes 42 seconds

Cover artwork: Moret sur Loing: the bridge, the church and the mills (1892) by Alfred Sisley (1839-1899)
 
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Reviews

'Recordings and performances are splendid. Scott's playing is technically immaculate and his interpretations are intense and moving' (Gramophone)

'Consummate phrasing, perfectly judged crescendos and bags of atmosphere. His playing is magisterial in its sheer elegance, discriminating taste, and devotion to the music' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Brilliantly played' (CDReview)
The Prélude sur l’Introit de l’Épiphanie, Op 13, dates from the early 1960s. It is one of this composer’s less well-known works, and appears in a volume of compositions (Orgue et Liturgie) assembled and prefaced by the French musicologist Norbert Dufourcq. Each of the Préludes in the volume is based on a plainsong introit. Duruflé’s Prélude is on the introit for the Mass of the Epiphany ‘Ecce advenit dominator Dominus’. The composer has carefully set the Gregorian rhythmic patterns resulting in a series of bars of irregular length and flowing musical content.

from notes by William McVicker © 1990

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