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Incantation pour un jour saint


The blind French organist and international recitalist was, with Messaien, one of the last pupils of Paul Dukas, but there is nothing of 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' in his music. His style owes far more to another teacher, the organist and composer Tournemire. Inspiration comes firstly from his religious conviction, then, as in this Incantation, from Gregorian plainchant.

The chanted Incantation, announced after the opening fanfare, pervades the whole piece which comes from a chronological volume of music for Easter. The collection begins with a Chorale Prelude by Pachelbel and ends with this music by Langlais.

from notes by Ian Carson 1988


Organ Fireworks, Vol. 2
CDA66258Archive Service
Out of darkness
Studio Master: SIGCD409Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 9 on CDA66258 [4'56] Archive Service
Track 9 on SIGCD409 [5'20] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA66258 track 9

Recording date
27 May 1987
Recording venue
Royal Albert Hall, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
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  1. Organ Fireworks, Vol. 2 (CDA66258)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: September 1988
    Deletion date: October 2009
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