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Track(s) taken from CDH55475

Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathédrale de Soissons, Op 12

dedicated to Canon Henri Doyen

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: 3 minutes 11 seconds

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

The Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathédrale de Soissons, Op 12, is dedicated to Canon Henri Doyen, organist of the Cathedral at Soissons, and the descending eight-note theme is taken from the carillon there. Duruflé, the contrapuntal craftsman, uses the theme in inversion, augmentation and stretto, by which time the joyful carillon has infused the entire toccata-like texture and the fugue comes to an end in A minor with a series of crashing chords.

from notes by William McVicker © 1990

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