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Offertoire in D minor

'Organ Fireworks, Vol. 3' (CDA66457)
Organ Fireworks, Vol. 3
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Offertoire in D minor
The Offertoire in D minor is a reminder that for much of the last century, music in French churches aspired to the theatricality of the opera house. Its dramatic curtain-raiser of an opening is followed by a cantilena fit for a coloratura, before another episode of stormy high drama leads the music to a triumphal closing cadence which provides the escape from the dark dungeons of D minor.

from notes by Ian Carson © 1991

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