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Midnight at St. Etienne du Mont / Nolan


Release Date: 01/12/2018 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 470  
Composer:  Charles TournemireLouis VierneMaurice DurufléDavid Briggs
Performer:  Joseph Nolan
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With a title inspired by Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ (the opening scenes of which were filmed on the church steps), ‘Midnight at St Etienne du Mont’ explores the music of Duruflé, who was Titular Organist there from 1929 until his death in 1986. As well as Durufulé’s own Suite Op. 5, at the centre of the programme is the premiere recording of David Briggs’ Le Tombeau de Duruflé – a brilliant work built on plainsong themes that Duruflé so loved himself. British-Australian organist and choral conductor Joseph Nolan has been hailed by ABC Classic FM as “an extraordinary musician”, BBC Radio 3 CD Review as a “virtuoso”, and Limelight Magazine, Australia as a “remarkable musician”. In 2016 he was awarded the Read more medal of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government for services to French music Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Improvisations (5) for Organ: no 3, Improvisation sur le "Te Deum" by Charles Tournemire
Performer:  Joseph Nolan (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1930; France 
2.
Pièces de fantaisie - Suite no 3, Op. 54: 3rd movement, Phantômes by Louis Vierne
Performer:  Joseph Nolan (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1927; France 
3.
Symphony for Organ no 6 in B minor, Op. 59: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Louis Vierne
Performer:  Joseph Nolan (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1930; France 
4.
Symphony for Organ no 5 in A minor, Op. 47: V. Finale by Louis Vierne
Performer:  Joseph Nolan (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
5.
Suite for Organ, Op. 5 by Maurice Duruflé
Performer:  Joseph Nolan (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
6.
Le Tombeau de Duruflé by David Briggs
Performer:  Joseph Nolan (Organ)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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