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Track(s) taken from CDA66457

Grand Chœur in B flat major

from Douze Pièces

Christopher Herrick (organ)
Recording details: September 1990
St Eustache, Paris, France
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Paul Niederberger
Release date: May 1991
Total duration: 3 minutes 47 seconds


'My vote for the best organ record of 1991 … another Herrick/Hyperion marvel' (Gramophone)

'Here is something truly spectacular. Hyperion's vivid recording of this magnificent instrument stands out as one of the best recordings of an organ currently available on CD' (The Good CD Guide)

'A treasure chest of sparkling jewels … polished and displayed to perfection' (Organists' Review)
Théodore Dubois' Grand Choeur, from Douze Pièces, is an imposing march but, unlike Lefébure-Wély, his registration instructions do advise the player to leave something in reserve for the ending, which is marked, in disarmingly small print 'Toute la force'. This is a direction which its dedicatee, Henri Dallier, organist at St Eustache at the time, would have had the armoury of pipework to fulfil.

from notes by Ian Carson © 1991

Le Grand Choeur de Théodore Dubois (1837-1924) est une marche imposante mais, contrairement à Lefébure-Wély, ses instructions de régistration conseillent à l'organiste de garder quelque chose en réserve pour la fin, qui est annotée, d'une minuscule écriture désarmante, «Toute la force». C'est une directive pour laquelle son dédicataire, Henri Dallier, organiste de Saint-Eustache à l'époque, avait à sa disposition tout l'arsenal de tuyaux nécessaire.

extrait des notes rédigées par Ian Carson © 1991
Français: Alain Midoux

Théodore Dubois' Grand Choeur ist ein imposanter Marsch, doch raten im Gegensatz zu Lefébure-Wély seine Registeranweisungen dem Interpreten, noch etwas in Reserve zu behalten für den Schluß, der in entwaffnend winziger Druckschrift mit der Instruktion „Toute la force“ versehen ist. Es ist dies eine Weisung, für deren Befolgung Henri Dallier, dem die Komposition gewidmet ist und der damals Organist von St Eustache war, das Rüstzeug eines mächtigen Pfeifenwerks zur Verfügung stand.

aus dem Begleittext von Ian Carson © 1991
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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