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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67196
Recording details: November 2000
Oslo Cathedral, Norway
Produced by Chris Hazell
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: March 2002
Total duration: 2 minutes 55 seconds

'A delightful programme of short pieces continues this series devoted to the organ music of a contemporary Czech composer. He could hardly wish for a more sympathetic or more virtuoso interpreter, and the recording renders the splendour of both instruments very vividly' (Gramophone)

'This CD continues the barnstorming success of the previous two … Eben's organ music is a major discovery, full of variety and invention. Heartily recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

Due preludi festivi per organo
composer
No 1: Ecce sacredos magnus; No 2: Ideo iure iurando

Festivo I  [1'27]
Festivo II  [1'28]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
These short fantasias in concerto form based on the Gregorian Ecce sacerdos magnus and I deo jure jurando were written for the visit of Pope John Paul II to Prague. These pieces of music are used as a standard processional for high-ranking church dignitaries and in keeping with this the solemn sound of the organ is favoured with joyful musical phrasing.

from notes by Petr Eben © 2002
English: Julia Rushworth and Atlas Translations

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