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Track(s) taken from CDA67196

Due preludi festivi per organo

No 1: Ecce sacredos magnus; No 2: Ideo iure iurando

Halgeir Schiager (organ)
Recording details: November 2000
Oslo Cathedral, Norway
Produced by Chris Hazell
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: March 2002
Total duration: 2 minutes 55 seconds


'A delightful programme of short pieces continues this series devoted to the organ music of a contemporary Czech composer. He could hardly wish for a more sympathetic or more virtuoso interpreter, and the recording renders the splendour of both instruments very vividly' (Gramophone)

'This CD continues the barnstorming success of the previous two … Eben's organ music is a major discovery, full of variety and invention. Heartily recommended' (Fanfare, USA)
These short fantasias in concerto form based on the Gregorian Ecce sacerdos magnus and I deo jure jurando were written for the visit of Pope John Paul II to Prague. These pieces of music are used as a standard processional for high-ranking church dignitaries and in keeping with this the solemn sound of the organ is favoured with joyful musical phrasing.

from notes by Petr Eben © 2002
English: Julia Rushworth and Atlas Translations

Les petites fantaisies concertantes sur le Ecce sacerdos magnus grégorien et I deo jure jurando ont été composées à l’occasion de la venue à Prague du pape Jean-Paul II.

Ces thèmes sont conçus pour accompagner l’entrée d’un haut dignitaire religieux dans l’église. Dans le même esprit, le compositeur a choisi d’imprégner les accents solennels de l’orgue d’une allégresse jubilatoire.

extrait des notes rédigées par Petr Eben © 2002
Français: Martine Paulauskas and Atlas Translations

Die kleinen konzertanten Phantasien über das gregorianische Ecce sacerdos magnus und I deo jure jurando wurden anlässlich des Besuches von Papst Johannes Paul II. in Prag geschrieben. Diese Themen finden beim Eintreten eines hohen kirchlichen Würdenträgers in den Kirchenraum ihr Verwendung. Im Einklang damit wurde auch eine jubelnde Musiksprache des festlichen Orgelklangs gewählt.

aus dem Begleittext von Petr Eben © 2002

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