French classic versatility!
Completed in 1768, the work of Bénigne Boillot at the Church of Saint Jean Baptiste in Ville de Saint Jean de Losne, France is in nearly undisturbed condition. This excellent example of French classic organbuilding is used on this recording to perform, very well, a broad range of repertoire.
Both composer and organist, Jean-Pierre Rolland explores the abstract concepts of ornamentation and dissonance and the sounds of both organ and church in works written over a 400-year period. His own Three Etudes are played separately, nested in the riches of composers from Cabezon to Marchand and Bach and Muffat. This skillful programming presents a very wide range of styles effectively. Far from being a collection of harshness, much of the music on this disc is quite gentle, showing that ornaments and
dissonance are valuable in quite subtly flavoring a musical banquet.
DE MACQUE: Capriccio sopra ré fa mi sol
CABEZON: Diferencias sobre el Canto del Cavallero
ROBERDAY: Fugue deuxieme, suivie d’un caprice sur le même sujet
ROLLAND: Trois études pour l’orgue de Saint Jean de Losne: Diffraction, Polychronisme, Fulminescences
COUPERIN: Prélude, Fantaisie, Fugue
CABANILLES: Tiento por A la mi re
MARCHAND: Récit du premier livre
PURCELL: Voluntary in d for double organ
J. S. BACH: Fughetta super Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott
FROBERGER: Capriccio VIII
MUFFAT: Toccata Septima