Guilmant F. - Selected Organ Works. Vol.3: Arrangements based on Gregorian cantus



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Guilmant, Félix-Alexandre    (1837-1911)

Selected Organ Works III    
Instrumentation: Organ

Reviews of this publication:

* Félix-Alexandre Guilmant

With their clear formal design and their manageable demands on
technique, these pieces
reflect Guilmant’s basic precept of creating works for church and
concert performance.

Stylistically, they are noteworthy for their evocative and
confessional mood and their
straightforward, highly melodious workmanship.

The first four-piece cycle might be termed a “Gregorian Suite”: the
second is a Christmas
suite with Chorale, Magnificat and La Crêche. The Trois Oraisons can
be regarded as
Guilmant’s swan-song: here the composer expressed his spiritual
concerns, creating a
transfigured idiom for the organ in a meditative and improvisatory
vein while ingeniously
blending Wagner’s tonal language with Lisztian intimacy.


Settings of Gregorian cantus firmi: Offertory on “O Filii”, op. 49/
2: Deo Gratias, op. 65/58:
Variations and Fugue on the Chant of the Stabat Mater, op. 65/13:
Sortie, op. 65/51:

Sacred Character Pieces: Chorale, op. 49/3: Magnificat, op. 41/2: La
Crêche (“The Manger”),
op. 50/3: Trois Oraisons (“Three Prayers”), op. 94.

- First Urtext edition of Guilmant’s organ works in five volumes

- Based on the latest scholarship

- With sources never evaluated before

- Detailed preface, critical report and source references

Additional Information:

Bearbeitungen nach gregorianischen cantus firmi Offertoire sur
O filii op. 49, Nr. 2
Deo gratias op. 65, Nr. 58
Variations et Fugue sur le chant du Stabat mater op. 65, Nr. 13
Sortie op. 65, Nr. 51
Geistliche Charakterstücke Choral op. 49, Nr. 3
Magnificat (Six Versets) op. 41, Nr. 2
L Crèche (Die Krippe): Pastorale et Adoration op. 50, Nr. 3
Trois Oraisons (Drei Gebete) op. 94

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