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Nicolas
Lebègue
 
Premier Livre d’Orgue
Volume 1

 

 
 Nicolas Lebègue :
First Organ Book
 
Two volumes 9½” × 13”
  • Volume 1 = 60 pages, Euros 46.00
  • Volume 2 = 52 pages, Euros 44.00
(First modern edition for more than one century)

Lebègue, the outstanding organist of St.Merry in Paris and of the Chapelle Royale, is an essential figure in the History of the French classical organ  The influence of the three “Founding Fathers” (Titelouze, Louis Couperin, Nivers) is obvious in his works, but Lebègue modernizes the style (harmonies, phrase structures, ornements, etc) and for the first time publishes pieces with new forms which will become canonical, as the Tierce en taille, the Dialog on the Voix humaine or the Plein-jeu on two divisions.  He also brings in the Trumpet of the Récit division for which he provides expressive solos, thus creating a kind which will go on and be renewed through all the French organ... up to Franck.
 
Containing eight suites in each of the usual church tones, this volume got several original editions showing some quite interesting differences, described in the Foreword and the Critical Notes.  With this First Book, the “classical” French organ reaches maturity.

 
Contents
 

Volume 1
 
   Foreword
 
   1st tone
     Prélude
     Duo
     Cromorne en taille
     Basse de Trompette
     Trio à trois claviers
     Dessus de Cromhorne
     Tierce en taille
     Récits de Voix humaine
     Trio à deux dessus
     Dialogue
     Fugue grave
     Plein-jeu
 
   2nd tone
     Prélude
     Cornet
     Trio à deux dessus
     Duo
     Cromhorne ou Tierce en taille
     Trio à trois claviers
     Dessus de Cromhorne ou de Trompette
     Dialogue
     Plein-jeu
 
   3rd tone
     Prélude
     Basse de Trompette
     Tierce en taille
     Dessus de Cromhorne ou de Trompette
     Voix humaine
     Trio à deux dessus
     Dialogue
     Plein-jeu
 
   4th tone
     Prélude
     Fugue
     Duo
     Basse de Trompette
     Dessus de Tierce ou Cornet
     Trios à trois claviers
     Cromhorne ou Tierce en taille
     Dialogue
     Plein-jeu
 
   Critical Notes
 

Volume 2
 
   5th tone
     Prélude
     Dessus de Cromhorne ou de Trompette
     Tierce en taille
     Duo
     Trios à deux dessus
     Basse de Trompette
     Echo
     Dialogue
     Plein-jeu
 
   6th tone
     Prélude
     Duo
     Fugue grave
     Echo
     Trio à deux dessus
     Tierce en taille
     Basse de Trompette
     Dessus de Cromhorne ou de Trompette
     Dialogue
     Plein-jeu
 
   7th tone
     Prélude
     Dessus de Tierce ou Cornet
     Voix humaine
     Duo
     Cromhorne en taille
     Basse de Trompette
     Dialogue
     Plein-jeu
 
   8th tone
     Prélude
     Fugue grave
     Duo
     Voix humaine
     Cornet
     Tierce en taille
     Trio à trois claviers
     Dessus de Tierce
     Dialogue
     Plein-jeu
 
   Critical Notes


The Second Book is also available at Chanvrelin.
See in our catalog : Lebègue, Second Organ Book
or get straight to the detail of it.
 
The Third Book is also available at Chanvrelin.
See in our catalog : Lebègue, Third Organ Book
or get straight to the detail of it.

 

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