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King Of Instruments - The Art Of Gillian Weir Vol 3


Release Date: 03/14/2005 
Label:  Eloquence   Catalog #: 4601882   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  François RoberdayJean LanglaisSamuel Scheidt
Performer:  Gillian Weir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Listeners familiar with Weir's masterful Franck and Messiaen cycles will find similar authority and stylish aplomb as she explores the nooks and crannies of baroque and classical French organ repertoire... [H]er light touch and prismatic registrations enliven one hour's worth of Francois Roberday's beautiful but severe Fugues and Caprices. The virtuosic side of Weir's persona takes effortless wing in...Samuel Scheidt's dazzling variation set "Passamezzo"... Argo's excellent engineering matches the clarity of Basel's St. Leonhardkirche organ, although I wish more specific information had been provided about the instrument. In sum, a feast of music guaranteed to satisfy the pickiest organ gourmand.

-- Jed Distler,
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Works on This Recording

1.
Fugues et caprices à quatre parties by François Roberday
Performer:  Gillian Weir (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
2.
Suite brève: Dialogue sur les Mixtures by Jean Langlais
Performer:  Gillian Weir (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
3.
Tabulatura nova, Book 1: Passamezzo by Samuel Scheidt
Performer:  Gillian Weir (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1624; Halle, Germany 

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