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Track(s) taken from CDA67825

Toccata, fugue et hymne sur Ave maris stella, Op 28

1933; dedicated to Charles Tournemire

D'Arcy Trinkwon (organ)
Recording details: October 2009
Tonbridge School Chapel, Kent, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: January 2011
Total duration: 7 minutes 35 seconds

Cover artwork: Angels in the Night (1896) by William Degouve de Nuncques (1867-1935)
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, Netherlands / Lauros / Giraudon / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'This welcome release should do much to restore Peeters's reputation as one of the most craftsmanlike and consistently satisfying organist-composers of the past century … the Tonbridge Marcussen [is] ideally suited to Peeters's clear contrapuntal voice-leading. Beautifully recorded, with excellent notes by David Gammie' (Gramophone)

'One mentions the varied nature of the music on this disc because it is so interesting and worthwhile and is so relatively infrequently heard these days, but the main plaudits should go to Trinkwon, whose playing throughout, particularly his tempos, phrasing and registrations, are of the highest class … all in all this CD constitutes another most valuble and welcome issue from Hyperion—so much so that one hopes it will lead to others' (International Record Review)
In 1931 Tournemire dedicated a volume of his plainsong-based L’orgue mystique to Flor Peeters, and two years later Peeters returned the compliment in a major work of his own on a Gregorian theme, the flamboyant Toccata, fugue et hymne sur ‘Ave maris stella’. The theme is the ancient Hymn to the Blessed Virgin Ave maris stella—‘Hail star of the sea’. In the opening Toccata the tune is declaimed on the pedals below rolling waves of sound; the more thoughtful central section briefly recalls Tournemire in his most chastely modal mood, though the chunky syncopated chords that follow are pure Peeters. After the reprise of the Toccata, the melody becomes the subject of a swinging Fugue in the rhythm of a jig, and finally rings out in bold block chords in the triumphant concluding Hymne.

from notes by David Gammie © 2011

En 1931, Tournemire dédia un volume de L’orgue mystique, fondé sur le plain-chant, à Flor Peeters, lequel lui retourna le compliment, deux ans plus tard, dans la flamboyante Toccata, fugue et hymne sur «Ave maris stella», une grande œuvre sur un thème grégorien, l’hymne ancienne à la sainte Vierge Ave maris stella, «Salut, étoile de la mer». Dans la Toccata inaugurale, la mélodie est déclamée au pédalier sous de roulantes vagues sonores; la section centrale, davantage réfléchie, rappelle brièvement Tournemire dans son humeur la plus chastement modale, encore que les robustes accords syncopés qui suivent soient du pur Peeters. Après la reprise de la Toccata, la mélodie devient le sujet d’une Fugue cadencée, en rythme de gigue, pour finalement retentir en d’audacieux blocs d’accords, dans la triomphante Hymne conclusive.

extrait des notes rédigées par David Gammie © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Flor Peeters, dem Tournemire 1931 einen Band seiner auf gregorianischen Elementen basierenden L’orgue mystique gewidmet hatte, revanchierte sich zwei Jahre später mit einem seiner größeren, auf einem gregorianischen Thema aufbauenden Werk, der glamourösen Toccata, fugue et hymne sur „Ave maris stella“. Das Thema ist die alte Hymne Ave maris stella („Meerstern, sei gegrüßt“). In der einleitenden Toccata wird die Melodie auf den Pedalen unter rollenden Klangwellen deklamiert. Der nachdenklichere Mittelteil enthält ein kurzes Zitat von Tournemire in dessen reinster Modalstimmung, doch die folgenden klobigen, synkopierten Akkorde sind reinster Peeters. Nach der Reprise der Toccata wird die Melodie zum Thema einer schwingenden Fuge im Rhythmus einer Gigue und verklingt dann mit kräftigen Blockakkorden in der abschließenden triumphierenden Hymne.

aus dem Begleittext von David Gammie © 2011
Deutsch: Henning Weber

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