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Nouveau livre de noŽls
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'Daquin: Douze Noëls' (CDA66816)
Daquin: Douze Noëls
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No 01: NoŽl sur les jeux d'Anches sans tremblant
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Track 1 on CDA66816 [3'59] Archive Service
No 02: NoŽl en Dialogue, Duo, Trio, sur le Cornet de Rťcit, les Tierces du Positif et la Pťdale de FlŻte
Track 2 on CDA66816 [6'33] Archive Service
No 03: NoŽl en Musette, en Dialogue, et en Duo
Track 3 on CDA66816 [7'00] Archive Service
No 04: NoŽl en Duo, sur les jeux d'Anches, sans tremblant
Track 4 on CDA66816 [4'38] Archive Service
No 05: NoŽl en Duo
Track 5 on CDA66816 [5'17] Archive Service
No 06: NoŽl sur les jeux d'Anches, sans tremblant, et en Duo
Track 6 on CDA66816 [5'40] Archive Service
No 07: NoŽl en Trio et en Dialogue, le Cornet de Rťcit de la main droite, la Tierce du Positif de la main gauche
Track 7 on CDA66816 [4'20] Archive Service
No 08: NoŽl …tranger sur les jeux d'Anches sans tremblant et en Duo
Track 8 on CDA66816 [3'34] Archive Service
No 09: NoŽl sur les FlŻtes
Track 9 on CDA66816 [7'13] Archive Service
No 10: NoŽl Grand jeu et Duo
Track 10 on CDA66816 [5'22] Archive Service
No 11: NoŽl en Rťcit en Traille, sur la Tierce du Positif, avec la Pťdale de FlŻte, et en Duo
Track 11 on CDA66816 [6'54] Archive Service
No 12: NoŽl Suisse Grand jeu, et Duo
Track 12 on CDA66816 [4'10] Archive Service

Nouveau livre de noŽls
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Daquin’s Noëls are described on the title page as being for ‘organ and harpsichord, most of which could be performed on violins, flutes, oboes, etc’. There is no doubt that they are written with the sonority of the French Classical organ in mind, but many could be played on one or two harpsichords, and the simpler ones on other combinations of instruments. Almost all the melodies are known from other sources, but often with a variety of texts. Christopher Hogwood, in his 1983 edition, has tentatively given a title to all but one, but notes that our knowledge is too thin to be able to read any but the broadest programmatic meaning into the settings. The mood varies from the boldness and brilliance of No I to the tenderness of No VII (with its lilting melody over a chromatic bass) and the final overwhelming weight of No XII, with its use of the great pédale de trompette.

Many of the Noëls employ a cumulative variation technique in which the figuration becomes increasingly rapid as the piece progresses, producing an effect of ever greater brilliance. Stunning echo effects are achieved, as in Nos I, VI and X, by hopping from manual to manual (grand orgue, récit, écho). The pedal-writing in Nos II and IX implies a wide compass similar to the viola da gamba; this is accommodated by using the 4-foot flûte on its own.

from notes by David Ball © 1995

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Details for CDH55319 track 6
NoŽl sur les jeux d'Anches, sans tremblant, et en Duo
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-81606
Duration
5'40
Recording date
21 May 1995
Recording venue
The Church of St Rťmy de Dieppe, France
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Paul Niederberger
Hyperion usage
  1. Daquin: Douze NoŽls (CDA66816)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: September 1995
    Deletion date: March 2007
    Archive Service
  2. Daquin: Douze NoŽls (CDH55319)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: October 2007
    Deletion date: February 2012
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) ó Superseded by CDA66816
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