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Toccata in G major


Théodore Dubois studied at the Paris Conservatoire, winning the Prix de Rome in 1861—one of the many long-forgotten names to grace that institution. In 1877 he succeeded Saint-Saëns as organist at the Madeleine, and in 1896 took over from his former composition teacher, Ambroise Thomas, as director of the Conservatoire. Believing himself to be a man of the stage, his successes came in other spheres: ‘pure style’ masses, motets, oratorios, symphonies, chamber music. Of the many organ pieces he left, nearly a hundred, the Toccata in G major is in the form of a bustling neo-classical allegro, with a central episode of slower notes in B major punctuated by curtailed references to the principal material. The sonorous codetta, fortissimo-allargando, draws on the middle section.

from notes by Ateş Orga © 2007


The Organ of Buckingham Palace Ballroom
SIGCD114Download only


Track 5 on SIGCD114 [6'46] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD114 track 5

Recording date
27 November 2006
Recording venue
Buckingham Palace, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Gant
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Mike Cox
Hyperion usage
  1. The Organ of Buckingham Palace Ballroom (SIGCD114)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: February 2008
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