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Prelude (Canon) in D

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (11/12/20)
Composer: Silas, Édouard
Sample Producer: Lavender Audio
Sample Set: The Armley Schulze
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Romantic
Description:
Édouard Silas (b. Amsterdam, Holland, Aug. 22nd, 1827) At the Paris Conservatoire, gaining first prize for organ, 1849. He moved to London in 1850 and became Organist of the Catholic Chapel, Kingston-on-Thames. He was a professor at the Guildhall School of Music, London, and composed cantatas, church music, organ pieces, orchestral and chamber music, piano pieces, songs, etc.

Silas composed many organ works, and a number of these were very popular at the time.

He died in 1909.

Prelude (Canon) in D is vastly different from the heroic "Elegy" of the other day.

It features a canon at the 6th played in the right hand above pulsing chords in the left, and long sustained pedal notes.

There is an immediate similarity between this and "Erbarm' dich mein, O Herre Gott, BWV 721".

A photo of Édouard Silas is attached below.

The score is much too large (almost 30MB) to attach. You can find 9 complete volumes (out of 10) of the "Organist's Quarterly Journal" here:

https://imslp.org/wiki/The_Organist's_Quarterly_Journal_(Various)

This work can be found in Volume 2.

I'll be uploaded a splendid fugue by Édouard Silas within the next few days.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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