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AE-10381

Alexandre Pierre François Boëly (1785-1858)

Grands Offertoires, Fantaisies, Cantiques & Pièces libres

Daniel Roth

Aristide Cavaillé-Coll organ of Bayeux cathedral (Gallery organ)
Aristide Cavaillé-Coll organ of Bayeux Cathedral (Choir organ)

Contents:
Alexandre Pierre François Boëly (1785-1858) :
Offertoire pour le jour de Pâques [op.38, 10]
Duo [op.38, 7]
Allegro moderato B flat major [op.18, 12]
Quatuor [op.12, 10]
Offertoire D major
Toccata B minor
Canone all'ottava F sharp minor [op.43,4]
Larghetto un poco sostenuto [op.43, 8]
Canon E minor
Pièce dans le Style moderne G major [op.43, 12]
Offertoire pour une Messe de Noël
Cantique IX «Le Vermeil du Soleil» [op.15, 9]
Cantique VIII «Sus, sus qu'on se réveille» [op.15, 8]
Cantique XI «Voici une première entrée» [op.15, 11]
Fugue E flat major
Fantaisie pour le «Judex crederis» [op.38, 4]
Moderato D minor [op.44, 7]
Petit offertoire [op.41, 7]
Allegro ma non troppo F minor [op.18, 7]
Andante con moto E flat major [op.18]
Fantaisie et Fugue B flat major [op.18, 6]
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Daniel Roth, Organ
Playing time: 1:18 (h:m)
Booklet: 36p., English German French
Order Nr. AE 10381
EAN 4026798103811
Product category: CD
Release date: 01/09/2003
  • play_circle_outline Offertoire pour le jour de Pâques
  • play_circle_outline Duo
  • play_circle_outline Pièce dans le Style Moderne
€ 17,99 (including tax)

Reviews on “Boëly: Grands Offertoires, Fantaisies, Cantiques & Pièces libres”

 

American Record Guide Metz, :

“Roth [...] presents these works in a straightforward manner, as they should be. The organ is splendid, as is the engineering.”
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Roth, celebrated organist at St Sulpice in Paris, performs 21 short pieces by Alexandre Pierre Francois Boely (1785-1858). He plays the 2-14 Choir organ (1861) and the 3-53 Grand organ (1862) in the west gallery of Bayeux Cathedral, originally an 11th Century church expanded a century later in full Gothic style. Tourists leaving the Bayeux tapestry exhibit should turn up the hill and visit this beautiful, historic church. Both organs are by Cavaille-Coll. Selections 1-8 and 16-21 are played on the Grand organ. Both instruments have had overhauls and restorations.
This recording includes the best known Boely organ pieces—Toccata in B minor, Allegro ma non troppo, and the Fantasie & Fugue, but also presents 18 other compositions. The lighter-weight pieces—Canon in E minor, the Cantiques, and the Offertory for Christmas Mass—are played on the smaller but quite adequate Choir organ.
There aren't very many Boely recordings, perhaps owing to the assumed superficiality of mid-18th Century French organ music. That may be a legitimate complaint about Lefebure-Wely, but Boely was several cuts above that. He was a contrapuntalist who glorified Bach and created pieces thoughtfully crafted. His best compositions are not necessarily long or involved. The longest of the 21 pieces here is seven minutes.
Listeners who seek better shaped compositions, without all the fuss and bother of drawn-out or programmatic pieces should like this collection. Roth has no technical problems and presents these works in a straightforward manner, as they should be. The organ is splendid, as is the engineering. Another fine recording of French music that includes Boely is by Brooks at St Pierre, Douai (Priory 637, Sept/ Oct2000).
METZ

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American Record Guide :

Roth [...] presents these works in a straightforward manner, as they should be. The organ is splendid, as is the engineering.
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