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Petit Prélude (Aria)

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Furtwängler & Hammer Imperial Cathedral Königslutter - A Kingly Instrument for a Royal Worship Space

Furtwängler & Hammer, No. 286 - A Masterpiece Saved!!!The grand organ in the Kaiserdom,&nb...

Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (11/14/18)
Composer: Jongen, Joseph
Sample Producer: Pipeloops
Sample Set: Furtwängler & Hammer Imperial Cathedral Königslutter
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: 20th-century
Description:
Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen (14 December 1873 – 12 July 1953) was a Belgian organist, composer, and music educator. His name is correctly pronounced with a "hard j" - like a "G" with the two syllables receiving equal stress. He was born in Liège, where his parents had immigrated from Flanders. On the strength of an amazing precocity for music, he was admitted to the Liège Conservatoire at the extraordinarily young age of seven, and spent the next sixteen years there. Jongen won a First Prize for Fugue in 1895, an honors diploma in piano the next year, and another for organ in 1896. In 1897, he won the Belgian Prix de Rome, which allowed him to travel to Italy, Germany and France.
In 1902, he returned to his native land, and in the following year he was named a professor of harmony and counterpoint at his old Liège college. With the outbreak of World War I, he and his family moved to England, where he founded a piano quartet. When peace returned, he came back to Belgium and was named professor of fugue at the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels. From 1925 until 1939, he served as director of that institution; 14 years after leaving the directorship, he died at Sart-lez-Spa, Belgium. From his teens to his seventies Jongen composed a great deal, but today, the only part of his oeuvre performed with any regularity is his output for organ.

I uploaded this charming piece, all ready beautifully performed here by PLRT, is designed to show the unique qualities of the Oboe on the Echowerk.

The tone works well as both solo and chorus reed, and the sound is very "different" from a French stop. Also, while it is under expression, the "amount" of crescendo is small, so, I reinforce the stop with the addition of the Liebl. Gedeckt first, and then the Flöte travers to that.

For the accompaniment, it's the Rohrflöte 4' of the Seitenwerk, played an octave lower.

There are many unique color sounds in this SOON-TO-BE-RELEASED set!

The score and photos are attached below.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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