Today I have thoroughly revised my great Prelude and Fugue in B flat major "La Marseillaise" and reproduced it on the beautiful sample set Krakow St. John by Piotr Grabowski.
The tempo has been reduced a good deal, especially in the final song movement, which is heard with far fewer registers than in the original version. Many errors have been corrected, especially cut-off notes that occur when a recumbent note is passed through in the same manual, which, when the faster note is cut off, also causes the recumbent voice to be cut off. I have dosed the reverberation very carefully so that the individual voices can be distinguished very well, but that the festive character is also preserved by simulating a large interior.
We hear the expansive prelude, which is laid out in the form of a French overture, a strict four-part fugue and the concluding song movement of the Marseillaise, which can also be played on its own on given occasions.
The piece should be very difficult to play live, unfortunately I did not pay much attention to feasible fingering, the leading of the voices were in the foreground of my work, especially in the fugue.
I attached the score this time, so you will be able to follow the piece and to evaluate for yourself, if giving this piece a practical try makes sense ...
But now enjoy listening to the piece!