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Grosser Gott, wir loben dich (Holy God, we praise Thy Name)

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (05/27/18)
Composer: Liardon, Gaël
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Laurenskerk - Main Organ - 1973 Marcussen & Son
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Contemporary - Neo-Baroque
Description:
Today is Trinity Sunday. I hadn't originally intended to do any "Trinity uploads," but I felt guilty that I wasn't, so, I found this (these) very attractive pieces.

Gaël Liardon (born 18 December 1973) is a Swiss classical keyboard player, composer and academic.

Born in Lausanne, he studied harpsichord, organ and continuo playing with Pierre-Alain Clerc and Jovanka Marville , piano with Freddy Balta , and improvisation with Rudolf Lutz. He has been organist of the church of Villamont, Lausanne, from 1995.

In 2009, he obtained a diploma of teaching theory at the Geneva University of Music, with distinction. He currently teaches music pedagogy at the Geneva Conservatory.

In 1997, he created the Festival de Musique Improvisée de Lausanne, and also participated in the creation of the research group on improvisation of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

In 2011, he founded the Sweelinck Ensemble in Geneva.

This upload actually combines three pieces together, the separate parts fitting very nicely together. The melody is the famous Trinity hymn, Grosser Gott, wir loben dich (Holy God, we praise Thy Name), a hymn that will be familiar to everyone!

The three "movements" and their individual timings are:

Fuguette 0:00
Contre-chant 1:02
Trio 1:57

The colorful sounds serve to highlight the sparking qualities of the music. The "Fuguette" is played upon the Grand Plein Jeu, the "Contre-Chant" uses the Regaal of the Borstwerk for the tune, and the "Trio" features the Trompet of the Hoofdwerk.

The scores are attached below, as well as a photo of Gaël Liardon.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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