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César Franck - L'Organiste

Anne Page plays four historic harmoniums

 

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disc 01 disc 02

 

Titel   César Franck L'Organiste
nr.   CEL004
Artiest   Anne Page
Jaar   2008
Uitgever   Voix Celeste (U.K.)
Bestellen   zie de website

 

 

 

 

Tracklist

Disc 1 Suite 1: C Major & C Minor
1878 Mustel, recorded at Arundel Castle Chapel
1
  1   poco allegretto  
01:27
2
  2   andantino  
01:12
3
  3   poco lento  
02:35
4
  4   maestoso  
01:05
        Listen to this track 1.4 Maestoso clip 00:00 > 00:40    
5
  5   poco lento  
01:16
6
  6   poco allegro  
01:05
7
  7   amen (moderato)  
00:19
8
  8   Offertoire [andantino - più lento]  
04:45
        Suite 2: D flat major & C sharp minor
1888 Mustel, recorded at Swaffham Prior
9
  1   andante  
01:17
10
  2   andantino  
00:51
11
  3   poco andantino  
01:21
        Listen to this track 1.11 Poco andantino clip 00:00 - 00:58    
12
  4   poco allegro  
00:52
13
  5   lento  
01:48
14
  6   andantino poco mosso  
00:53
15
  7   Amen (moderato)  
00:29
16
  8   andante  
04:14
        Suite 3: D major and D minor
1878 Mustel, recorded at Arundel Castle Chapel
17
  1   quasi allegro  
01:04
18
  2   Chant de la Creuse (tres lent)  
02:06
19
  3   quasi andante  
01:35
20
  4   Vieux Noël (andantino)  
01:28
21
  5   maestoso - poco più lento  
01:13
22
  6   Vieux Noël (maestoso)  
01:23
23
  7   Amen (moderato)  
00:15
24
  8   Sortie ou Offertoire
(allegro-quasi andante - allegro - tres lent - allegro)
 
04:21
      Suite 4 E flat major and E flat minor
1848 Alexandre, recorded at Arundel Cathedral
25
  1   andantino poco allegretto  
00:59
26
  2   quasi lento  
01:19
27
  3   molto moderato  
01:30
28
  4   allegretto  
01:00
29
  5   poco allegro  
01:02
30
  6   andantino  
01:01
31
  7   Amen (moderato)  
00:30
32
  8   Offertoire ( andante poco allegretto)  
03:52
      Suite 5: E major and E minor
1880 Mason & Hamlin Style 1400 recorded at Swaffham Prior
33
  1   andantino quasi allegretto  
01:41
34
  2   no marking  
01:10
35
  3   Prière (quasi lento)  
01:36
36
  4   non troppo lento  
01:59
        Listen tot this track 1.36 non troppo lento clip 00:00 > 01:16    
37
  5   allegretto  
01:29
38
  6   poco allegretto  
01:04
39
  7   Amen (moderato)  
00:26
40
  8   Offertoire ou Communion
(poco lento - poco animato - poco lento)
 
05:36
DISC 2 Suite 6: F major and F minor
1880 Mason & Hamlin Style 1400 recorded at Swaffham Prior
1
  1   allegretto  
01:10
2
  2   andantino  
01:27
3
  3   lento  
02:13
4
  4   allegretto  
00:39
5
  5   allegretto  
01:01
6
  6   poco lento  
01:09
7
  7   Amen (moderato)  
00:18
8
  8   Sortie
(molto moderato - lento - molto moderato)
 
04:52
      Suite 7: F sharp minor and G flat major
1878 Mustel recorded at Arundel Castle Chapel
9
  1   Air Béarnais (andantino)  
01:27
10
  2   Chant Béarnais (poco allegretto)  
00:55
11
  3   andantino  
01:04
12
  4   poco lento  
01:46
13
  5   poco allegro  
00:53
14
  6   pocp allegretto  
01:21
15
  7   Amen (moderato)  
00:16
16
  8   Offertoire Funèbre
(poco lento poco pìu lento)
 
05:36
      Suite 8: G major and G Minor
1878 Mustel, Arundel Castle Chapel
17
  1   poco allegretto  
01:05
18
  2   Vieux Noël (poco lento)  
01:30
19
  3   Noël Angevin (allegretto)  
00:48
20
  4   quasi lento  
02:24
21
  5   Noël Angevin (quasi allegro - poco pìu lento)  
00:50
22
  6   allegretto vivo  
01:24
23
  7   Amen (moderato)  
00:18
24
  8   Sortie
(allegro - quasi lento - allegro)
 
4:15
      Suite 9: A flat major & G sharp minor
1848 Alexandre, Arundel Cathedral
25
  1   poco maestoso  
01:57
26
  2   allegretto amabile  
01:19
27
  3   andantino  
01:25
28
  4   andantino  
01:09
29
  5   lento  
01:50
30
  6   no marking  
01:25
        Listen to this track 2.30 (1.70) no marking clip 00:00 > 01:00    
      no Amen was written  
31
  7   Sortie  
04:58

 

The instruments

Arundel Castle Chapel - Mustel 1878

Harmonium d'art by Victor Mustel, Paris. This instrument was bought for the new chapel of Arundel Castle.

 

Basse / Bass / Bas   Dessus / Treble / Diskant
1p Cor Anglais et Percussion   1p Flûte et Percussion
1 Cor Anglais 8'   1 Flûte 8'
2 Bourdon 16'   2 Clarinette 16'
3 Clairon 4'   3 Fifre 4'
4 Basson 8'   4 Hautbois 8'
5 Harpe Eolienne 2' II   5 Musette 16'
    6 Voix Céleste 16' II
    7 Baryton 32'
O Forté Expressif   O Forté Expressif
Double Expression   Double Expression
     
Grand Jeu   Expression

Arundel Cathedral - Alexandre ca 1850

Standard harmonium by Alexandre Père & Fils

Basse / Bass / Bas   Dessus / Treble / Diskant
1 Cor Anglais 8'   1 Flûte 8'
2 Bourdon 16'   2 Clarinette 16'
3 Clairon 4'   3 Fifre 4'
4 Basson 8'   4 Hautbois 8'
O Forté   O Forté
Grand Jeu  

Expression

Swaffham Prior - Mustel 1888

Church of St. Cyriac and St. Julitta. Specification as Arundel Castle Chapel, with Forté Fixe and Métaphone added. Casestyle Ebonized pupitre.

 

Swaffham Prior - Mason & Hamlin ca. 1880 Model 1400

Solid black walnut case. Specification is same as Mustel in Arundel Castle Chapel, with minor differences in spelling of the names.

Details of the instruments used

details

 

The picture show below is in the order of the details sheet above. Only one instrument will be shown as a seprate picture, below the slide show.

 

 

 

 

A very rare Mason & Hamlin harmonium

This harmonium, Mason & Hamlin Style 1400 is one of the few pressure harmoniums ever built in the United States. Despite all efforts made by many, we still don't have a clou. Is this a Mason & Hamlin case containing an imported French action? Is it Mustel? Is it Alexandre? We just don't know at the moment. The stoplist is - apart from spelling names - an exact Mustel stoplist.

 

This is a harmonium

By the way, this Mason & Hamlin case is made of Black Walnut. Just have a look at the colour of the wood and you know: This is BLACK walnut. And yes, I was confused. So I asked Tim and he explained to me. Tim guided me to a company that sells Black Walnut. Have a look here

Now you are back, here is the picture you saw, to make it easier to compare:

Black walnut

 

 

 

 

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