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Track(s) taken from CDH55475

Prélude sur l'Introit de l'Épiphanie, Op 13

early 1960s; first published in Nobert Dufourcq's Orgue et Liturgie; based on the Introit for Mass of the Epiphany Ecce advenit dominator Dominus

John Scott (organ)
Recording details: April 1989
St Paul's Cathedral, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: June 1990
Total duration: 2 minutes 42 seconds

Cover artwork: Moret sur Loing: the bridge, the church and the mills (1892) by Alfred Sisley (1839-1899)

The Prélude sur l’Introit de l’Épiphanie, Op 13, dates from the early 1960s. It is one of this composer’s less well-known works, and appears in a volume of compositions (Orgue et Liturgie) assembled and prefaced by the French musicologist Norbert Dufourcq. Each of the Préludes in the volume is based on a plainsong introit. Duruflé’s Prélude is on the introit for the Mass of the Epiphany ‘Ecce advenit dominator Dominus’. The composer has carefully set the Gregorian rhythmic patterns resulting in a series of bars of irregular length and flowing musical content.

from notes by William McVicker © 1990

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