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. Jeong-Suk Bae Theory Seminar Spring Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’ Alain, opus 7 At the end of the romantic period in organ music history, which was . Perhaps best known for his Requiem, often paired with Faure’s Requiem on recordings, Duruflé () studied organ with Vierne and composition with .

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Therefore, the contrast between the two sections by using different registrations is another way to help determine the form. A year ago I reviewed Houlihan’s previous recording of works by Vierne and Widor Tower THmade when he was still an undergraduate but already the recipient of a number of distinctions and quite a fan following.

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alakn While still taking classes, his skirling, jazzy Litanies achieved fame with organists around the world. Debussy’s idea of ‘arabesque’ is reflected in this piece by juxtaposing contrasting sections, undulating melodies, and unconventional way of fugal writing.

The composer uses the first fugue subject in inversion and stretto; the tension is heightened by closing the distance between the subject wlain of the stretto, and the whole ends in a blaze of glory. The double fugue is a stunning example of contrapuntal writing. The couple became a famous and popular organ duo, going on tour together several times throughout the sixties and early seventies.


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

For Section A, he employed aeolian modes and major keys, and for Section B, he used lydian mode. The fragment of Subject 2 is used in counterpoint against Subject 1 to build tension towards the climax of the work.

He compsed the fugue with his own color and sense of time that he presented in the prelude. Oxford University Press, ], Historic Organs of Boston. This is the same procedure as Maurice Ravel did for his Menuet sur le nom d’Haydn for piano solo.

Share on facebook twitter tumblr. From Tournemire he inherited a mystical reverence of plainsong and an understanding of modal harmony. The Complete Organ Music; Vierne: Email required Address never made public. During tohe taught akain at Paris Conservatoire. Don’t show me this message again. The site is also available in several languages. Jazz Latin New Age. The Basilica of alsin National Shrine. Concerto en Sol Majeur; Alain: This Gregorian-based melody is in lydian mode and moves in stepwise motion.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He became a chorister at the Rouen Cathedral Choir School from towhere he studied piano and organ with Jules Haelling, a pupil of Alexandre Guilmant. Lanham, Maryland, and London,5.

The Man and His Music”. Skip to main content. He had begun composing the work infollowing a commission [4] from the Vichy regime. From Vierne he learned forms and durule as well as organ’s capability. He arranged and combined the two subjects based on their contrasting character. Alain is known also for his organ work “Litanies,” but Houlihan says this piece is probably his “magnum opus” for organ, though Alain had originally intended it to be for orchestra, but lived only to complete the organ version.


Retrieved from ” https: The Vichy Commissions “, pp. The double fugue is a stunning example of contrapuntal writing. Alain was among many French fighters evacuated from the Dunkirk beaches alongside the British Expeditionary Forces, whom they had been assisting. Impressionism and Symbolism London: The motive is in aeolian based on the name ALAIN and this motive transforms and modulates to various modes.

Section 1 Example 2. He was promoted to an Officier de la Legion d’honneur in Duruufle published only a handful of works and often continued to edit and change pieces after publication. Sexy Trippy All Moods. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

Bibliography Ebrecht, Ronald, ed. Changing modes between sections reinforces the contrast between the Section A and the Section B.

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Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. You are commenting using your Facebook account. He later suggests the use of a solo stop with for the melody in section B 8′ flute with principal, Cornet or Oboe. It shows more of the organ’s range than the rest of the suite. Summer, Clearly he is destined for a distinguished career.