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Triptychon
composer
2000

Recordings
'Eben: Organ Music, Vol. 5' (CDA67198)
Eben: Organ Music, Vol. 5
Details
Movement 1: Agitato
Movement 2: Moderato
Movement 3: Allegretto

Triptychon
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Triptychon was written in 2000 to a commission from the Hofkirche in Lucerne on the initiative of its organist, Wolfgang Sieber. It was first performed there in the church of St Leodegar on 9 November 2001 by Astrid Ender. Wolfgang Sieber had introduced Petr Eben to the organ tablature of Johann Benn, who was born c1590 in or near Messkirch, Baden, where he worked as organist and choirmaster until 1638 when he was appointed organist of St Leodegar, Lucerne. In 1657 he entered the monastery of Muri in the Aargau region north of Lucerne and died there c1660.

Petr Eben took as his source for Triptychon Benn’s Three Ricercari which he found to be of particular thematic interest, setting this material in the context of his own contemporary musical style, at the same time being amused by the fact that ‘Eben’ was almost an anagram of ‘Benn’. Eben also commented that the themes that he chose appear in set intervals, yet not as overt statements but merged in a many-layered stream of his own harmonic language.

from notes by Graham Melville-Mason © 2006

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Details for CDA67198 track 10
Allegretto
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-06-19810
Duration
3'57
Recording date
17 June 2004
Recording venue
Hedvig Eleonora Kyrhan, Stockholm, Sweden
Recording producer
Chris Hazell
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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  1. Eben: Organ Music, Vol. 5 (CDA67198)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: January 2006
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