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    Grand Choeur
    French organ music from Paisley Abbey GEORGE McPHEE

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    Grand Choeur
    French organ music from Paisley Abbey   
    GEORGE McPHEE

    The first recording of the restored organ of Paisley Abbey, played by the doyen of Scottish organists, George McPhee.

    Completely restored and extended by Harrison & Harrison in 2009, Paisley Abbey organ is one of the finest organs in Scotland and is a thrilling and colourful sound in a glorious acoustic.

    Originally dating from 1872 the core of the organ is by famous French builder, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll.

    As befitting its historic pedigree the repertoire is a selection of well-known, and some less well-known, works by nineteenth- and twentieth-century French composers.


    Grand Choeur Dialogué
    – Eugène Gigout (5:27)
       
    Choral No 2 in B minor – César Franck(12:10)
       
    Hymne d’action de grâces ‘Te Deum’ (fromTrois Paraphrases Gregoriennes)
    – Jean Langlais(4:37)
           
    Two movements from 24 Pièces en style libre, Op 31 – Louis Vierne
    Berceuse (3:49)
    Madrigal (2:30)

    Three movements from Le Tombeau de Titelouze, Op 28 – Marcel Dupré
    Ave maris stella (1:34)
    Te lucis ante terminum (1:36)
    Placare Christe servulis (2:24)

    Variations sur Lucis Creator,  JA 27 – Jehan Alain (5:02)

    Two movements from Symphony No 3 in F sharp minor, Op 28 – Louis Vierne
    Adagio (5:54)
    Final: Allegro  (6:42)
       
    Méditation – Maurice Duruflé (1902-86) (4:31)
       
    Dieu parmi nous (from La Nativité du Seigneur) – Olivier Messiaen (7:46)

    Total playing time:  64:02


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