The Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op 7, is a tribute to Duruflé’s friend and colleague and the brother of the distinguished organist. Results 1 – 10 of 36 This page lists all recordings of Prelude & Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, Op. 7 by Maurice Duruflé (). The four most important organ works of Maurice Duruflé are the Scherzo op. 2, the Prélude 5 and the Prélude et fugue sur le nom d’Alain, op. 7. They were.

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Prelude and Fugue on the name A.L.A.I.N., for organ, Op. 7

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Randel, Don Michael, ed. He became slain chorister at the Rouen Cathedral Choir School from towhere he studied piano and organ with Jules Haelling, a pupil of Alexandre Guilmant. Summer From the YouTube comments: The transitions in this prelude also point out the contrasts between each section. Between many of the sections, there is a free alternation between different rhythms, harmonies, melodies, and instrumental combinations Summer, Now, starting at bar 65, the thematic material of Subject 2 turned as a counter subject or arpeggio supporting Subject 1.

Organists such as Rugue TournemireJehan Alain and Olivier Messiaen composed with their own musical style outside of the romantic symphonic tradition. The couple became a famous and popular organ duo, going on tour together several times throughout duruf,e sixties and early seventies.

The motive is in aeolian based on the name ALAIN and this motive transforms and modulates to fygue modes. He later suggests the use of a solo stop with for the melody in section B 8′ flute with principal, Cornet or Oboe.


The semiquavers of the subsidiary theme gradually take on the character of a toccata and the work ends in a blaze not only as a memorial but also as a celebration of one of the truly original voices in twentieth-century French music by one of the finest organ composers of any time.

Second B can be characterized as the chant-like melody and the accompaniment. The French Romantic organ featured a colorful and powerful ensemble sound, ther result of joining warm, singing foundation stops with brilliant, fiery reeds.

The prelude is somewhat nervy in character and maintains an almost constant triplet movement. He was promoted to an Officier de la Legion d’honneur in Playing with Time and Form. I do not seek to take sides in that particular debate and ask that you please refrain from stirring up further controversy. This restatement serves as the closing gesture of Section B.

Maurice Duruflé – Wikipedia

He would base compositions on Gregorian chants, alaij the Requiem, and show his impressionistic orchestral accompaniment. The composer uses the first fugue subject in inversion and stretto; the tension is heightened by closing the distance between the subject entries of the stretto, and the whole ends in a blaze of glory.

His organ works show impressionistic characteristics leading him to be described as the Debussy of the organ.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme. Each section develops its own vector, its own force of contrasting shape and direction, which needs resolution or balance.

Mobilized in Augusthe fought in Flanders, participated in the evacuation of Dunkirk, and was killed in action near Saumur inaged 29, leaving behind some works. Nicholas Thistlethwaite and Geoffrey Webber[] Cambridge: Alaim here to sign up. Remember me on this computer. Don’t show me this message again. Streams Videos All Posts. This is only after the second statement of Subject 1 after the exposition.


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Coming around a curve, and hearing the approaching tread of the Germans, he abandoned his motorcycle and engaged the enemy troops with his carbine, killing sixteen of them before being killed himself. Playing with Time and Form, The fermata on the rests at measure 63 and 65, especially the second one, are the rhetorical gestures13 which marks the end of the B Section before the recapitulation of Section A.

The Man and His Music.

InDebussy wrote a letter to his publisher, pointing out an important aspect rpelude the musical revolution happened around the twentieth century. Even though the original melody is in different mode, B dorian, the mystical, modal sound of both themes matches each other. Zwei thematische Elemente sind hier im Spiel: Notify me of new posts via email. Lanham, Maryland, and London,5.

His music was influenced by Gregorian chant and Debussy. This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat Oxford University Press, ], In preludee entered at Paris Conservatoire and achieved great success while studying there.