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Fantasie und Fuge über den Choral Ad nos, ad salutarem undam, S259
1850; based on a theme from Meyerbeer's Le prophète of 1849; No 4 of Illustrations du Prophète, S414

'Organ Fireworks, Vol. 10' (CDA67458)
Organ Fireworks, Vol. 10
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Part 1: Fantasy
Part 2a: Recitative – Adagio
Part 2b: Adagio – Allegro deciso
Part 3: Fugue

Fantasie und Fuge über den Choral Ad nos, ad salutarem undam, S259
With ‘Ad nos’, organ music reached a plateau of heroic maturity on which it was subsequently joined by Liszt’s later works for organ, the massive chorale fantasias and other works of Max Reger (1873–1916), and works of such twentieth-century masters as Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992). From now on, organists were on a par with pianists and conductors; and the grand, C major statement of the chorale with which the work concludes may be taken as a celebration of the organist’s emancipation from the organ-loft and his acceptance as a concert as well as a church performer.

from notes by Relf Clark © 2004

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Details for CDA67458 track 19
Part 3: Fugue
Recording date
9 June 2003
Recording venue
Concert Hall of the Francis Winspear Centre, Edmonton, Canada
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon & Ron Yachimec
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  1. Organ Fireworks, Vol. 10 (CDA67458)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: January 2004
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