1774 Isnard organ at the Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene, Saint Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume
1774 Isnard organ at the Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene, Saint Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume

French Sweets #1317

…groups of brief, characterful movements proved a good 'recipe' for organ composers in France, and they stuck with it through centuries!

Hour 1

GILLES JULLIEN: Suite on the 2nd Tone (Prélude; Duo; Récit de Voix humaine; Basse de Trompette; Fugue renversée; Prélude II; Dialogue) –Serge Schoonbroodt (1687 Haon/Cathedral Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, Montauban) Aeolus 10481

JEAN TITELOUZE: Ave Maris Stella (4 versets) –Dominicaines de Saint-Maximin/Jean-ChristopheClair, director; Pierre Bardon (1774 Isnard/Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene, Saint Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume) Syrius 141388

JEAN-NICOLAS GEOFFROY: Psalm 131 –Le Concert Spirituel/Hervé Niquet, director and organ (1699 Tribout/Eglise St. Martin, Seurre) Naxos 8.553637

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Suite, Op. 39 (Allegro agitato; Cantabile; Scherzando; Final) –Robert Delcamp (1962 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Philip Cathedral, Atlanta, GA) Naxos 8.554209

Hour 2

JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU: Airs and Dances from the Opera (Entrée, fr Les Boréades; Air vif pour Zéphir et les Fleurs and Tendre Amour, fr Les Indes Galantes; Rigaudon, fr Dardanus) –Henri-Charles Cagnet, percussion; Yves Techsteiner (1742 Moucherel/Eglise Sainte-Vierge de la Navitivé, Cintegabelle) Alpha 650

GUY BOVET: Suite pour Souvigny (Evocation de Monsieur François-Henri Clicquot; Le Sanctuaire Féerique; Saint Mayeul et Saint Odilon; La Béquille de Saint Mayeul; Blanche Biche; La colonne aux monstres et le tombeau miraculeux) –Thilo Muster (1783 Clicquot/Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Souvigny) Gallo 863/4

JEAN-FRANÇOIS DANDRIEU: Magnificat –Chœur Antiphona, Gregorian Choir of Paris & Concerto Rococo/Jean-Patrice Brosse, conductor and organist (1550 Anonymous/St. Mary Cathedral, St. Bertrand-de-Comminges) Pierre Verany 730090

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Final, fr Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 13, no. 2 –Frederick Hohman (1927 Casavant-2001 Schantz/St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN) Pro Organo 7202