The Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op 7, is a tribute to Duruflé’s friend and colleague and the brother of the distinguished organist. Jeong-Suk Bae Theory Seminar Spring Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’ Alain, opus 7 At the end of the romantic period in organ music history, which was . Perhaps best known for his Requiem, often paired with Faure’s Requiem on recordings, Duruflé () studied organ with Vierne and composition with .

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Prelude and Fugue on the name A.L.A.I.N., for organ, Op. 7

Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The pieces don’t sound all that dancelike to be, though Houlihan says Alain was influenced by Jazz, Moroccan and Indian music. The Complete Argo Recordings. Complete Organ Works; Motets; Requiem.

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The choral plainsong tradition he learned during his school years would have a profound influence on his later composition. Oxford University Press, ], Views Read Edit View history. Alain alxin to return to France: Log In Sign Up. Eventually there are some rippling tones and the last third of its nearly ten minute duration is gentle and pleasant.

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The motive is in aeolian based on the name ALAIN and this motive transforms and modulates to various modes. Alain wrote his Three Dances during the last two years of his life, which was terminated at age 29 in a battle near Saumur France; he was posthumously awarded the Croix de guerre. Organ Technique, Modern and Early, ed. These subjects are presented separately in the beginning.


InLouis Durfule nominated him as his assistant at Notre-Dame.

For instance, the Toccata from Suite, op. Between many of the sections, there is a free alternation between different rhythms, harmonies, melodies, and instrumental combinations There are two thematic elements at play dirufle Each section develops its own vector, its own force of contrasting shape and direction, which needs resolution or balance.

Works of the French Masters. While still taking classes, his skirling, jazzy Litanies achieved fame with organists around the world. He studied organ with Gigoutharmony with Jean Gallonfugue with Caussadeaccompaniment with Estyle and duurfle with Dukas On 20 Junehe was assigned to reconnoitre the German advance on the eastern side of Saumur, and encountered a group of German soldiers at Le Petit-Puy.

These relationships-the interplay of both contrasting sound and contrasting rhythmic and metric groups-constitute one of the most interesting and innovative aspects of Jeux. This Gregorian-based melody is in lydian mode and moves in stepwise motion. Measure have the same type of closing gesture. For example, at measures 38,40 and 42, the right hand plays triplets figures similar to written out trills. He had begun composing the work infollowing a commission [4] from the Vichy regime.

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The transitions in this prelude also point out the contrasts between each section. Druufle opening of this suite sounds ominous, as Houlihan agrees in his notes. Nicholas Thistlethwaite and Geoffrey Webber[] Cambridge: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The prelude is somewhat nervy in character and maintains an almost constant triplet movement.

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The Duruffle Romantic organ featured a colorful and powerful ensemble sound, ther result of joining warm, singing foundation stops with brilliant, fiery reeds. The composer uses the first fugue subject in inversion and stretto; the tension is heightened by closing the distance between the subject entries of the stretto, and the whole ends in a blaze of glory. It includes a theme from Alain’s “Litanies. Streams Videos All Posts. At the end duurfle the prelude actually directly quotes the Lianties theme.

Lanham, Maryland, and London,5. The Complete Organ Music; Vierne: You are commenting using your Facebook account. The left hand and duryfle pedal punctuates the motive with chords. Don’t show me this message again. The Subject 1 is a delicate eighth-notes figure slowly moving upward which spells out Alain’s name.

This is only after the second statement of Subject 1 after the exposition. I do not seek to take sides in that particular debate and ask that you please refrain from duurfle up further controversy. The double fugue is a stunning example of contrapuntal writing. Sexy Trippy All Moods. This site uses cookies. The Man and His Music.

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