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Carillon pour les vêpres de la Toussaints (For Vespers on the Feast of All Saints)

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (11/01/22)
Composer: Lasceux, Guillame
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: St. Maximin, France
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Classicism
Description:
Guillaume Lasceux (Poissy, 3 February 1740 - Paris, 1831) was an organist, improviser and French composer.

He began his career as an organist at the parish of St-Martin de Chevreuse in 1758. He moved to Paris in 1762 to study composition for five years with Charles Noblet, organist and harpsichordist of the Opera. He succeeded him in the tribune of the Mathurins in 1769. In the same year, he held the positions of organist at St-Aure, and 10 years later, that of the Convent of Minimes, Place Royale, with similar positions at the College of Navarre And at the Saint-Magloire Seminary.

In 1769 he replaced Claude-Nicolas Ingrain at the organ of the church of Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, of which he became officially the titulaire in 1774. During the Revolution, he lost most of his posts and had to earn a living by accompanying The theophilantropic ceremonies at Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, converted into a "Temple of the Piety Affiliate". He resumed his position as organist in 1803, after the Catholic worship was restored there, and withdrew on January 2, 1819. He was recognized as a virtuoso as much on the organ as on the harpsichord or and fortepiano.

"Carillon pour les vêpres de la Toussaints" is pretty straightforward and I supposed quite predictable in its style and musical content.

I tried to add some interest by "echoing" some passages, rather than just playing the entire thing through on the Grand jeu from start to finish.

St. Maximin has complete grand jeux on three manuals, and I've tried to make use of them to add contrast and enhance the effect.

The score is attached below, as well as some photos of St. Etienne du Mont.

Tomorrow, the intense "Requiescat in Pace" composed by Philip James as a dirge at the passing of the famous organist, Lynwood Farnam.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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