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Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathédrale de Soissons, Op 12

composer
dedicated to Canon Henri Doyen

 
The Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathédrale de Soissons, Op 12, is dedicated to Canon Henri Doyen, organist of the Cathedral at Soissons, and the descending eight-note theme is taken from the carillon there. Duruflé, the contrapuntal craftsman, uses the theme in inversion, augmentation and stretto, by which time the joyful carillon has infused the entire toccata-like texture and the fugue comes to an end in A minor with a series of crashing chords.

from notes by William McVicker © 1990

Recordings

Duruflé: The Complete Organ Music
CDH55475

Track-specific metadata for CDA66368 track 11

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-36811
Duration
3'11
Recording date
12 April 1989
Recording venue
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Duruflé: The Complete Organ Music (CDA66368)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: June 1990
    Deletion date: September 2012
    Superseded by CDH55475
  2. Duruflé: The Complete Organ Music (CDH55475)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: May 2014
  3. Hyperion monthly sampler – May 2014 (HYP201405)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: May 2014
    Download-only monthly sampler
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