The Trois Pièces were composed in 1878, but not published until 1883, includes the "Fantaisie", "Cantabile" and "Pièce héroïque".
The "Cantabile" combines artistic beauty along with the intellectual, as Franck makes use of one of his favorite elements, the canon.
I chose to do this piece as something of a "test," to see what it would sound like on the very English Peterborough Cathedral Hill.
I will allow the listener to determine the degree of success achieved.
I found the piece quite "easy" to bring off. I used Franck's registrations, with only the slightest of "adaptations." I didn't set out to "make it sound French," but I did want it to have a genuine 19th century sound.
The score is attached below, as well as several photos of Peterborough Cathedral.
Hard work goes on in the preparation of this splendid sample set, and you can look forward to many more varied uploads.