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The Steinmayer organ of the St. Magnus Church in Marktoberdorf finds a Loving Home and a New Life!

Have you ever thought of how many churches have been lost during the last 100 years or so?The buildi...

Uploaded by: gooseholla (05/23/17)
Composer: Langlais, Jean
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Caen - St. Etienne Cavaillé Coll
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Modern
Description:
Jean Langlais was approached to write a music book containing pieces in that were relatively easy for use in both catholic and protestant church services. He agreed and wrote 15 works. He chose his student, Naji Hakim to also write 15 works.

Langlais' works are relatively easy and characteristic of his style. Someone should have told Hakim about the need to be playable...

The pieces were designed to lead into the next, allowing an organist to play for as long or as short as needed. They were written "in an impressionistic/twentieth century harmonic style" (Publisher's forward).

This is a rather haunting piece by Langlais, played entirely on the Great Bourdon. It mostly consists of a single note melody interspersed with a few chords.

Hope you enjoy
John
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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