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Symphonie Romane: Organ music by Dupré, Widor and Tournemire

Peter Stevens plays works by three towering figures of the French organ world. Charles-Marie Widor’s Symphonie Romane is a radiant meditation on the Gregorian chants of Easter Sunday, and the Fantaisie-Choral from Tournemire’s L’Orgue Mystique is a deeply spiritual reflection on two of the best-known chants of Pentecost: Veni Sancte Spiritus and Veni Creator Spiritus. Two contrasting pieces by Marcel Dupré bookend the programme: his Cortège et Litanie is probably his best-loved work for the organ, while the uninhibited confidence of the Deuxième Symphonie shows a different side of the composer’s personality; its visceral and hard-hitting textures given electrifying voice by the Ruffatti organ of Buckfast Abbey.

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Track List

1

Marcel Dupré

Cortege et Litanie (Op. 19, No. 2)

6:19

Charles-Marie Widor

Symphonie Romane (Op. 73)

33:12

2

Moderato

8:01

3

Choral

9:25

4

Cantilène

5:58

5

Finale

9:48

6

Charles Tournemire

Fantasie-Choral (L'Orgue Mystique, No. 25:
In Festo Pentecostes)

9:08

Marcel Dupré

Deuxieme Symphonie (Op. 26)

20:14

7

Preludio

9:05

8

Intermezzo

4:50

9

Toccata

6:19