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Streaming of the first track Maurice Duruflé – Suite for Organ- Prélude as mp4 with 380 kbps aac 5.1 sound. Stereo streaming on Bandcamp.
Recorded in High Resolution Audio (24-bit, 96kHz) at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California, this recording takes a first (in a series) look at the spectacular musical output in Paris during the years between the First and Second World Wars. The astounding acoustics of Christ the Light, and the superb Létourneau organ there, are ideally suited to this sonic experience.
Released in stereo on Bandcamp July 30, 2023 & in 5.1 September 15, 2023
With thanks to Stephen Hill and Christopher Thorpe for assistance in recording. Thanks to Chanho Han for editing. Thanks to Robert Rich for mastering. Thanks to Rudy de Vos, Director of Music at the Cathedral of Christ the Light, for access to the instrument.
1. Maurice Duruflé: Suite – Prélude – 09:04
2. Jehan Alain: Deuxième Fantaisie – 07:34
3. Jehan Alain: Litanies – 06:04
4. Jehan Alain: Choral Dorien – 05:23
5. Marcel Dupré: Magnificat, Op. 18, #1: My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For He hath regarded the lowliness of His handmaiden. – 03:00
6. Marcel Dupré: Magnificat, Op. 18, #2: For behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is mighty hath magnified me; and Holy is His Name. – 02:04
7. Marcel Dupré: Magnificat, Op. 18, #3: And His mercy is on them that fear Him throughout all generations. He hath shewed strength with His arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. – 01:59
8. Marcel Dupré: Magnificat – Cantilena, Op. 18, #4: He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble and meek. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath sent empty away. – 02:37
9. Marcel Dupré: Magnificat, Op. 18, #5: He remembering His mercy hath holpen His servant Israel, as He promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed forever. – 03:17
10. Marcel Dupré: Magnificat, Op. 18, #6: Gloria – 02:19
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