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The Dom Bedos Organ at Sainte-Croix Abbey in Bordeaux, dating from the mid-1700s, was restored in the mid-1980s after many years of neglect. In a story as complicated as French political history, the organ was moved from its original home at Sainte-Croix after the Revolution and eventually came back home after a tenure at the cathedral in Bordeaux. Francis Chapelet plays French music of the period on the restored organ with versets sung briefly by a men’s ensemble in alternation with the organ. Chapelet also improvises.
FRANÇOIS COUPERIN: Offertoire from Mass for the Parishes
DE GRIGNY: Veni Creator: Plein jeu, fugue, duo, récit de cromorne, dialogue sur les grands jeux
GUISLAIN: Suite on the 1st tone for the Magnificat
Suite on the 2nd tone for the Magnificat
DANDRIEU: Fugue on Ave Maris Stella