G.-Fr. Couperin (1759 † 1826) is the last figure of the famous dynasty of the Couperins. This volume is a discovery, as it presents for the first time in the world the organ works that Couperin left in manuscripts. Organist of Notre-Dame of Paris until the Revolution, and of Saint-Gervais until his death, for us Couperin is an unique and fascinating case. On one hand he represents a perfect example of the very peculiar art of the French post-classical organ. On the other hand his manuscripts were not intended to be published, but on the contrary were conceived for his private use ; that is to say they show plenty of informations about the secrets and personal processes of their author.
So the twenty-nine pieces published in this volume are fundamental for the knowledge of the organ art in France at the end of XVIIIth and beginning of XIXth century.
Several works of G.-Fr. Couperin were recorded by Nicolas Gorenstein on a double CD (first - et only at this day - word recording), produced by Syrius and Cultural Agency of the Ville de Paris, available in every good record-dealer and also at Chanvrelin. See in our catalogue : CD The Parisian post-classical organists or get straight to the detail of it.
Offertoire (G minor) Pastorale Duo de Nazard Boléro Marche Kyrie Récit de Cromorne ou Hautbois Rondo Coriphé et chœur Récit Grand chœur Elévation 2e Offertoire (E flat) Récit de Hautbois Agnus Dei Polonaise Et misericordia (Fluttes et Fonds) Et misericordia (Cromorne et Fonds) Pange Lingua (en plain chant) Fugue sur Pange Lingua Duettino Antienne Grand Jeu Récit de Hautbois Deposuit Grand Jeu Romance Deposuit Offertoire (D major)