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Choral et Fugue, Op 57

composer
1962; à Monsieur Jean Gillet, curé de Saint-Sulpice. En souvenir du centenaire du Grand Orgue

John Scott (organ)
Recording details: March 1986
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: April 1987
Total duration: 7 minutes 8 seconds
 
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Reviews

'Stunning … a revelatory performance, reaching into the very heart of a work in which 'there are dark forces at work' … a real treat … the whole presentation is masterly—superb playing and superb engineering' (Gramophone)

'Thrilling music, thrillingly played' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Superb' (International Record Review)

'Here's a spectacular record' (Classic CD)

'If you seek a recording of Dupré's works which does full justice to the music's myriad shades and inflections in an acoustic which leaves you quite simply in awe, look no further. One could almost imagine Dupré himself improvising the magical sounds pervading St Paul's. Need I say more?' (Cathedral Music)

'John Scott’s understanding and deft touch in Dupré make this collection a must-have' (MusicWeb International)
The Choral et Fugue, Op 57, based on plainsong and composed in 1962, is inscribed ‘À Monsieur Jean Gillet, curé de Saint-Sulpice. En souvenir du centenaire du Grand Orgue’. The Choral is a canonically ingenious four-part piece (Andante in F sharp minor 2/4) on the Salve regina. The succeeding gigue-like but no less contrapuntally ingenious Fugue (Allegro in A major) is based on the Easter Alleluia.

from notes by Felix Aprahamian © 1998

Le Choral et Fugue, op. 57 (1962), fondé sur le plain-chant, est dédié «À Monsieur Jean Gillet, curé de Saint-Sulpice. En souvenir du centenaire du Grand Orgue.» Le Choral est une pièce à quatre parties, au canon ingénieux, sur le Salve regina (Andante en fa dièse mineur, 2/4). La Fugue (Allegro en la majeur), de type gigue mais au contrepoint tout aussi astucieux, repose sur l’Alléluia pascal.

extrait des notes rédigées par Felix Aprahamian © 1998
Français: Hypérion

Choral et Fugue, op. 57, basiert auf einem Gregorianischen Choral. Es entstand 1962 und ist mit der Widmung „À Monsiuer Jean Gillet, curé de Saint-Sulpice. En souvenir du centenaire du Grand Orgue“ versehen. Der Choral ist ein kanonisch raffiniertes vierstimmiges Stück (Andante in fis-Moll in 2/4) über das Salve regina. Die darauffolgende Gigue-artige, doch nicht weniger kontrapunktisch raffinierte Fuge (Allegro in A-Dur) basiert auf dem Oster-Alleluia.

aus dem Begleittext von Felix Aprahamian © 1998
Deutsch: Michael Stoffl