I admit that I'm a big fan of Dupré's "Variations sur un Noël" and most notably the melody of the original chant in it which is so sticky and memorizable...
Since Christmas is only one and a half weeks away and I had this piece in mind a few times already, I decided to not postpone it any longer, get rid of all the excuses why not to record it -- and eventually sat down on the bench.
Since I still rely on my ears, it's not the exact Dupré version, but instead an homage with my own ideas, registration and expression mixed in. Hope you'll enjoy "les nouveau variations"! :-)
For those who own a 7.1 surround system, an 8-channel FLAC file can be picked up here to get an impression of what it will sound like in my living room:
- URL: http://via.woody-mc.de/to/jTu7ZErzPWcCOWPX
- Player: Current versions of Media Player Classic are able to properly play multi-channel FLAC files.