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Grand Choeur (from Pieces pour Orgue)

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Uploaded by: marcothart (02/25/15)
Composer: A. Chauvet - Th. Dubois
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Caen - St. Etienne Cavaillé Coll
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Romantic
After all my sweeter than sweet posts of the last days finally a ... kind of finale :-)

Grand Choeur, written by Alexis Chauvet and Théodore Dubois. Famous organists and composers those days!

Charles-Alexis Chauvet was a French organist and composer. Chauvet was born in 1837 in Marines in the department of Val-d'Oise. He studied under François Benoist and Ambroise Thomas at the Paris Conservatory, where he received the first prize in organ in 1860. In 1860 he became organist of Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin (Paris), followed by Saint-Bernard de la Chapelle and the Église Saint-Merri (Paris). In 1868 he became organist of La Trinité (Paris), where he remained with for 33 years in 1871 until his death due to a respiratory disease. He was succeeded by Alexandre Guilmant.

Théodore Dubois (born Aug. 24, 1837, Rosnay, Fr.—died June 11, 1924, Paris), French composer, organist, and teacher known for his technical treatises on harmony, counterpoint, and sight-reading.
He studied under the cathedral organist at Rheims and at the Paris Conservatoire. In 1871 he succeeded César Franck as organist at the church of Sainte-Clotilde. In 1868 he was choirmaster at the Church of the Madeleine and later succeeded Camille Saint-Saëns as organist there. He taught harmony at the Paris Conservatoire (1871–90) and was director there (1896–1905). He wrote music of all types, including operas and choral and orchestral works; his outstanding composition is his oratorio, Les sept parole du Christ (1867; “The Seven Words of Christ”).

I must admit that my performance is rather free, not held back, and I didn't want to do it more controlled. I like it this way, I hope that you do too! :-)

Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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