Freebie sheet music that the Organ Historical Society was kind enough to send along around Christmas time. Due to my amateur state, I just finished learning it now :-( Enjoy!
BW: 8' Hauitbois 8' Gedeckt, Trem
OW: Principal, Unda maris
HW: 8' Rohrflute
Ped: 16' Subbass, HW coupled
ALEXANDRE GUILMANT VERSET SUR L'HYMNE DE LA PENTECOTE
lexandre Guilmant (1837-1911), together with Cesar Franck, Camille Saint-Saens, and Charles-Marie Widor, represented the "modern" period in French organ music that regarded Bach's works as its foundation and championed organs capable of playing them. Guilmant was appointed organist of a new Parisian church, La Trinite, in 1871...
Among Guilmant's many liturgical organ works were versets, or interludes, traditionally improvised by the organist, that alternated with the choir between verses of psalms and hymns. ...This unpublished manuscript, purchased by Bynum Petty in May 2015 for the Organ Historical Society Library and Archives, is a fine example of a verset. It is based on a hymn for Pentecost, the feast celebrated fifty days after Easter that commemorated the descent of the Holy Spirit on Christ's Apostles. The hymn has been identified by Joel Bacon, professor of organ and liturgical studies, Colorado State University, as "Quo vos magistri," written by Charles Coffin (1676-1749). In the Parisian Rite, it was sung at Second Vespers in place of the traditional "Veni Creator."... The reverse side of Guilmant's manuscript has a copy of Lefebure Wely's verset (with the theme in half-notes in the soprano) transposed from E-flat to F major. Guilmant created a chorale prelude with each of the four phrases of the cantus firmus introduced in imitation and diminution followed by a harmonization on the Voix humaine, each statement becoming more complex. ...