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 Gervais-François Couperin :
Organ works
One volume 10 × 12½
70 pages
Euros 45.-

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)
Duo de Nazard
Récit de Cromorne ou Hautbois
Coriphé et chur
Grand chur
2e Offertoire (E flat)
Récit de Hautbois
Agnus Dei
Et misericordia (Fluttes et Fonds)
Et misericordia (Cromorne et Fonds)
Pange Lingua (en plain chant)
Fugue sur Pange Lingua
Grand Jeu
Récit de Hautbois
Grand Jeu
Offertoire (D major)
Critical notes

If you want to know everything about the French post-classical organ, the main organists, the instruments, the style, the interpretation rules, the notation features, the registrations, etc, see in our catalogue : Nicolas Gorenstein, The French post-classical organ, from the Concert Spirituel to Cavaillé-Coll or get straight to the detail of it.

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