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Magnificat du Huitième ton

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Uploaded by: DominiqueD (03/15/21)
Composer: Claude-Bénigne BALBASTRE 1724-1799
Sample Producer: OrganArt Media
Sample Set: 1761/2005 J. A. Silbermann-Metzler, Arlesheim, Switzerland
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Classicism
I visited a good friend last week. He owns a sample I don't have : Arlesheim. He accepted that I record this 8th Magnificat on his HW4 system. It's the first time that I publish a recording on a sample that I don't own but it was the only sample to have a real Trumpet stop in Echo... absolutly useful in this music, and souding as I wanted. I hope you will forgive me for this choice.
I think that this first set of 8 Magnificats from Balbastre was also a good occasion to listen to different samples playing the same style of music.

Saint Maximin is an historical organ perfectly suited to this music.
Zamardi is a new, lovely and very precise organ in french style.
Weissenau was built by Holzay, pupil of Riepp.... and Balbastre played the Riepp organ in DIjon. This organ has a real french personnality.
Arlesheim is well known too. Of course it's more a Metzler organ than a Silbermann, but it has both influences, german and french and is also a very wonderful sample.

Balbastre wrote a second set of Magnificats.... that I'll publish soon.

récit de tierce
Grand jeu

I would like to thank M Pierre Gouin (Editions outremontaises, IMSLP) who provides a clear edition of the 17 Magnificats from Balbastre. He just published the entire collection, here in attachment.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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