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Repons pour les temps liturgiques

By Jeanne Demessieux

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Organ - (7/8) difficult
Composed by Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968). Edited by Maxime Patel. This edition: folded, stapled. Modern. Score. Text language: English and French. 32 pages. Published by Editions Delatour France (D2.DLT0931).

Item Number: D2.DLT0931
ISBN 979-0-56017-942-1. With Text language: English and French. Modern. 21 x 29.7 cm inches.

Cet ensemble de pieces d'orgue intitule ulterieurement " Repons pour les temps liturgiques" - titre ecrit par Jeanne DEMESSIEUX sur le manuscrit du Consolamini - forme sa derniere oeuvre. La serie demeure inachevee, comme l'auteur me l'ecrivait le 2 janvier 1968. La composition s'echelonne sur plusieurs annees. Les 12 chorals - Preludes -, et les Repons pour les temps liturgiques sont destines aux memes usages, ils s'incorporent dans le cadre des offices de l'Eglise catholique. On a par ailleurs compare les premiers a l'Orgelbuschen, comme on avait mis les Etudes pour orgue en parallele avec les Etudes pour piano de Chopin et de Liszt. Comparaisons flatteuses, certes, mais fort judicieuses.

This collection of organ pieces, previously known as Repons pour les temps liturgiques ('Responsories for the Seasons of the Liturgical Year')othis was the title that Jeanne Demessieux wrote on the manuscriptowas her last work. The series is incomplete, as the composer told me in a letter of 2nd January 1968. The pieces had been composed over a period of several years. The twelve Chorale Preludes and the Responsories for the Seasons of the Liturgical Year were intended for the same purpose, that is, to be used within the framework of the services of the Catholic Church. Other authors have compared the Chorale Preludes to the Orgelbuchlein, in the same way as the Etudes for Organ have been compared with the Piano Studies of Chopin and Liszt. These are flattering comparisons, to be sure, but they are not without a grain of truth.