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Poulenc: Rondeau (Les Biches ballet)

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Uploaded by: Charles_Braund (07/12/21)
Composer: Poulenc
Sample Set: Silver Octopus concert 125
Software: Hauptwerk V
Genre: 1920's French
This is the Rondeau from the suite which was condensed down from the full length ballet. It was used many years ago as the title music for a TV programme but otherwise I suppose the whole work is not terribly well known which is a pity.
Combining wonderful melodies with typical Poulenc quirkiness and considerable hints to jazz both in terms of harmony and syncopation, I believe the piece is fresh and exciting.
As stated above, this is a world premiere of my own transcription of the orchestral work for organ and I have also prepared a proper organ score.
The piece is performed on the Concert 125 which is a distinctly romantic styled organ with considerable orchestral resources. The piece features the French Horn and string section as well as the Choir Trumpet with no upperwork to provide a quasi orchestral sound.
Perhaps it may be up to someone else to provide a performance based on a more organ like registration
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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