This a wonderul piece that is VERY "rustic" in it's feel!
It begins and ends with a fanfare, and while being "ceremonial", it's not "stuffy".
The freeness of the piece and the grandeur of this organ give lots of chances to show the "expected" and "unexpected" sounds, so, watch out for the bagpipes! ;-)
I try to "improvise" these piece when I play them, and really don't ever play it the same way twice. Since I'm not a great "technician" it doesn't sound overly "refined" which I think would spoil the "peasant feel" of the work.
I used a lot of free ornamentation on repeats, as well as quite a few rhythmic variations - some subtle, some not.
As in the other piece I posted, it is a "Noel Bourguignon" and sees to have separate melodies - "Au jo deu de pubelle" & "Grand dei, ribon ribeine".
I have no idea what the titles mean, but I LOVE this piece! :-)
Merry Christmas to All!
St. Max is ALWAYS inspiring to play, and I hope you enjoy this.
Once again, this piece was inspired by the day's earlier performance of the Daquin Noels, so, 24 jpr, this one is for you! :-)