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Humoresque "L'organo primitivo" (Toccatino for Flute)

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Uploaded by: ajongbloed (10/05/20)
Composer: Yon, Pietro Alessandro
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: St. Omer, Cavaillé-Coll 1855
Software: Hauptwerk V
Genre: Baroque
Description:
Glossing through some compilation editions last week, I came across this piece. Though the composer was largely unknown to me, the music looked interesting enough, so I wanted to give it a try. Now that I have read some more about this composer, I know it is actually his most well known work. Well, that's probably why it was included in that compilation edition with compositions from many different composers.

The humoresque is subtitled 'Toccatina for flute'. And with reason. It is to be played on a single flute stop and consists of lots of fast notes in a sort of perpetuum mobile. Though it made me think more of Leroy Anderson's "The typewriter" than of the many famous French toccatas that bear the same characteristics.

The piece is supposed to be played on one flute stop, yet I actually use two: the Bourdon 8' of the Grand Orgua and the Flute Harmonique 8' of the Récit. That sounded way better to my ears than either stop alone. And Yon won't complain ( I hope).
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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