Onto Opus 30 and another nice batch of musical miniatures.
The Opus 30 Heures Mystiques are made up of 5 each of Entrée, Offertoire Élévation Communion, Sortie and a Verset. These have been arranged into 5 Messe (including a verset in each) and have been uploaded and are in the Playlist.
There are actually 23 Versets in op 30 so I'm doing the extra ones. Playlist here;
Verset # 06 Moderato 0:00
Verset # 07 Andantino non troppo 1:52
Verset # 08 Allegretto grazioso 3:10
Verset # 09 Allegretto cantabile 4:52
Verset # 10 Allegretto 5:52
Verset #11 Allegro vivo e leggiero 6:27
Verset #12 Andantino expressivo 7:20
Published in 1896, Heures Mystiques is a collection of one-hundred short pieces for organ or harmonium.
Mystique - a quality of being special in a mysterious and attractive way.
Most of these movements do not seem especially mysterious but they are all attractive.
Léon Boëllmann (September 25, 1862 – October 11, 1897) was a French composer of Alsatian origin, known for a small number of compositions for organ. His best-known composition is Suite Gothique (1895), still very much a staple of the organ repertoire, especially its dramatic concluding Toccata.