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Minuet in B Minor (Arminius)

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (02/16/18)
Composer: Händel, G.F.
Sample Producer: Voxus Virtual Organs
Sample Set: Stahlhuth/Jann - Dudelange
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Baroque
I have been given the privilege and opportunity of playing and reviewing the sample set of the great Stahluth/Jann organ in Luxembourg. This is my first "demo" recording, to be used a "musical illustration" in my review, which I hope will be both enjoyable for listening and helpful in contemplating purchase of the set.

In 1955, Novello published a collection of "Fourteen Pieces arranged for Organ." The transcriptions were all done by Cedric S. Lang.

Craig Sellar Lang (13 May 1891 – 24 Nov 1971) was a New Zealand-born British organist, composer and music teacher.

Born in Hastings, New Zealand, he was known to his friends as "Robin", and was educated at Clifton College. He was a pupil of Walter Parratt and Charles Stanford at the Royal College of Music. He was an ARCM and received his Doctor of Music from The University of Durham

Lang returned to Clifton as assistant music master in 1921, and in 1929 was appointed Director of Music at Christ's Hospital school in Horsham, West Sussex.

This upload is intended to showcase the two Seraphon "solo" flutes that seem to be quite unique to this organ.

In this performance, you'll hear the Seraphon Flöte 8’ of the Positif "echoed" by the Seraphon Gedackt 8’. The accompaniment is played on the Swell.

The flues have different characteristics, but both have a lot of flexibility in use - whether as a solo line, in texture to add density to the sounds, or high in in the register for an ethereal, yet powerful sound.

The score is attached below.

Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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