De la paisible nuit



reference SOCD361
number of CDs 1
unit price 17.65 €
performer(s) » Benoit Dumon
» L’Albizzia Ensemble
» Julie Pons
» Pascal Marsault


Gabriel Fauré takes us from the 19th century into a new world where purity of the melodic line has the upper hand over the richness of the orchestration. From his first period, he demonstrated a very subtle sense of melody, pure, simple and quite largely influenced by Gregorian modality. [...] Contemporary of Fauré, Louis Vierne left his name in the History of Music as an organist at Notre-Dame de Paris. His Six Symphonies for organ, of vast proportions, are close to the 24 Pièces en style libre, meant for the harmonium or organ without pedal obligato. [...] André Caplet was gassed during the First World War. This unfortunate episode weakened his health. From this would come a very personal catalogue dominated by religious works. [...] An original, amusing character gifted in numerous spheres, Jehan Alain died heroically in 1940 at the age of 29, resisting alone the attack of a German platoon. He left behind music of rare originality, ever-changing and refreshing, abundant given his premature death. [...] Following the traumatising death of one of his composer friends, Francis Poulenc went on a pilgrimage to Rocamadour in 1936. Enchanted and moved by the site, he composed a piece for three-part women’s chorus and organ which is a moving prayer of humility, transparent with fervour.
Benoit Dumon

Track list

Gabriel Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
Gabriel Fauré Messe Basse: I. Kyrie
Gabriel Fauré Messe Basse: II. Sanctus
Gabriel Fauré Messe Basse: III. Benedictus
Gabriel Fauré Messe Basse: IV. Agnus Dei
Gabriel Fauré Ave Verum, Op. 65 No. 1
Gabriel Fauré Requiem, Op. 48: IV. Pie Jesu
Louis Vierne Pieces in free style (Book 2), Op. 31: V. Lied
André Caplet Messe à trois voix: I. Kyrie
André Caplet Messe à trois voix: II. O Salutaris
André Caplet Messe à trois voix: III. Sanctus
André Caplet Messe à trois voix: IV. Agnus Dei
Jehan Alain Vocalise, Op. 75
Jehan Alain Tantum ergo, Op. 87
Jehan Alain Litanies, Op. 79
Francis Poulenc Litanies à la Vierge Noire de Rocamadour