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Grand Chœur

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (06/19/15)
Composer: Salomé, Théodore-César
Sample Producer: Lavender Audio
Sample Set: Hereford Cathedral Willis Organ
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Romantic
I had originally listed this piece as being by Dubois, by Marknoe correctly spotted the fact that it was by Salomé!

BIG BRAVO and THANKS to him!

I hadn't even remembered that I had played this piece before (Ladegast), but then, I got the composer correct... ;-)

Théodore-César Salomé (20 January 1834 – 26 July 1896) was born in Paris. He completed all of his musical studies at the Conservatoire de Paris, under the tutelage of François Bazin for harmony and accompaniment, and François Benoist for organ. He won several honorable awards, including: second prize in harmony (1855), second prize in organ and in harmony (1856), second and third prize in harmony and organ (1857), and second prize in harmony (1859). His cantata Atala was awarded the premier Second Grand Prix of the Prix de Rome in 1861. In the same year Théodore Dubois was awarded the first grand prize, and Eugène Anthiome and Titus Constantin won the deuxième Second Grand Prix.

He was highly regarded, and served as "Choir Organist" at La Trinite in Paris for many years.

Rather than try to squeeze in some interesting facts, I'll give the link, so you can read the whole story:éodore_Salomé

In order for comparison, I've done it twice - Hereford and Salisbury. I've used the "exact" same registrations as much as possible, and while similar, the sound is quite different.

I didn't try to make it "sound French", but instead, you'll the "way" the English play it.
Well, I should say the way that I play it! :-)

Which do you prefer?!?

By the way, I hate to be so exacting, but the times of the two performances are the same - 3:30... ;-)
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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