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Naji Hakim Plays The Organ Of Glenalmond College

Langlais / Hakim,Naji
Release Date: 01/01/2008 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 130  
Composer:  Jean LanglaisNicholas de GrignyNaji HakimCésar Franck,   ... 
Performer:  Naji Hakim
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The World Premier recording of two of Naji Hakim’s late st works entitled Sakskřbing Prćludier and Glenalmond Suite are performed by the composer himself in this fantastic collection of organ works.

Hakim arranged this programme to articulate the timbres of the new 26 stop organ at Glenalmond College, including works by Grigny, Boëllmann and Franck as well as opening with Te Deum, one of the most famous pieces by Jean Langlais.

Artist Note
I chose the repertoire for the opening recital of the Glenalmond College instrument having in mind the stylistic flexibility and great elegance of Harrison & Harrison organs. As 2007 was the centenary year of my master and friend Jean Langlais, I decided to open the programme
Read more with one of his most famous pieces - Te Deum - on the Tutti of the organ, followed by works of Grigny, Boëllmann and Franck, articulating the programme to put in relief the colours of the instrument, such as mutations, flutes, voix céleste, foundations and reeds. The Sakskřbing Prćludier, based on Danish hymns, are the prolongation of my credo, and, along with the Glenalmond Suite, are recorded here for the very first time. Read less

Works on This Recording

Paraphrases gregoriennes (3), Op. 5: no 3, Hymne d'actions de grâce "Te Deum" by Jean Langlais
Performer:  Naji Hakim (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933-1934; France 
Premier livre d'orgue: Récit de Tierce en taille by Nicholas de Grigny
Performer:  Naji Hakim (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1699; France 
Sakskobing Praeludier by Naji Hakim
Performer:  Naji Hakim (Organ)
Written: 2005 
Chorales (3) for Organ: no 3 in A minor, M 40 by César Franck
Performer:  Naji Hakim (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; France 
Suite Gothique, Op. 25: 3rd movement, Pričre ŕ Notre Dame by Léon Boëllmann
Performer:  Naji Hakim (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; France 
Glenalmond Suite by Naji Hakim
Performer:  Naji Hakim (Organ)
Improvisation on Amazing Grace by Naji Hakim
Performer:  Naji Hakim (Organ)

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