Van Bever, organ
Symphonic Organ Music

KTC 1299 . 1CD . 8711801101163 . 01/01/2006 . Etcetera Records

Symphonic Organ Music

Van Bever, organ

Composer(s):
  • César Franck (1822-1890)
  • Paulus Gilson (1865-1942)
  • Raymond Moulaert (1875-1962)
  • Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)
  • Valéry Aubertin (1970-)
  • Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
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This CD presents unknown works of the Brussels organ school composed at the time of the First World War. They are framed by pieces by two figureheads of the Parisian organ school: César Franck, the true founder of the genre of the organ symphony, and Louis Vierne, who as a pupil of Franck and Widor was a living link between the two most important centres of organ playing at that time. The work of the young French composer Valéry Aubertin also has its roots in this French symphonic tradition, but with a contemporary and personal twist. The brothers Adrien and Salomon Van Bever can be reckoned as the most important Belgian organ builders at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Their greatest work, alongside the organ in the church of Saint-Sauveur in Lille - their opus magnum - is the organ of the Dominican Church in Brussels (1910); this is the most important Van Bever organ that has survived and the largest that they built in Belgium. With its three manuals, two swell-boxes and variable combinations, the organ is symphonic in character and occupies a unique place amongst the different instruments of Brussels’ organ heritage.

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Track listing

Symphonic organ music
1 Pièce héroïque from Trois Pièces 08:40
artists:
composers: 'César Franck (1822-1890)'
11 08:40
artists: 'Els Biesemans'
composers: 'César Franck (1822-1890)'
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2 Prélude sur un vieux lied flamand 07:35
artists: 'Els Biesemans'
composers: 'Paulus Gilson (1865-1942)'
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composers:
3 Lazarus from Trois poèmes bibliques 10:30
artists: 'Els Biesemans'
composers: 'Raymond Moulaert (1875-1962)'
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4 Le bon chîval 04:16
artists: 'Els Biesemans'
composers: 'Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)'
15
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5 Vincent van Gogh, poème symphonique 08:09
artists: 'Els Biesemans'
composers: 'Valéry Aubertin (1970-)'
Symphonie IV
6 Prélude 06:46
artists: 'Els Biesemans'
composers: 'Louis Vierne (1870-1937)'
7 Allegro 05:40
artists: 'Els Biesemans'
composers: 'Louis Vierne (1870-1937)'
8 Menuet 06:44
artists: 'Els Biesemans'
composers: 'Louis Vierne (1870-1937)'
9 Romance 08:58
artists: 'Els Biesemans'
composers: 'Louis Vierne (1870-1937)'
10 Final 06:44
artists: 'Els Biesemans'
composers: 'Louis Vierne (1870-1937)'
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