So a while back I posted piece number 15 from Langlais' 24 pieces. A rather haunting 'Priere' on the Skinner organ, using Orchestral Oboe for the solo stop (http://www.contrebombarde.com/concerthall/music/21308
). The piece that follows in the book is evening more haunting and strange. It is 'Choral Orne'.
First, it requires a moderato tempo of only 46... Then it has strange note intervals requiring some fancy fingering and then counting five notes into a half beat.
I don't claim this is perfect, I can't even comprehend how half the bits are meant to sound, so I've gone for a bit of a loose version of this piece, getting the essence in rather than worrying about strict timings. I couldn't find a recording by anyone of this piece to gauge it against, so really this is my meager interpretation and probably wrong!!
The registration calls for Cornet in one hand and Bourdon in the other, no pedal. The Swell manual with its Sequialter and Spitzquinte 2 2/3' with the flute stops makes a convincing enough Cornet sound. The Rohrfloete of the Great substitutes the Bourdon.
This piece won't be to everyone's liking I'm sure but hope you enjoy.