DIALOGUE (Pièces en G. Ré Sol mineur) – Jean-François Dandrieu

Jean-François Dandrieu (1682–1738) was an eminent French Baroque composer and organist, known for his profound contributions to the development of organ and harpsichord music in France. Holding prominent positions at Paris’ Saint-Merry church and the Royal Chapel at Versailles, Dandrieu’s vast body of work, including his compositions for organ and harpsichord, served as a cornerstone for the French Baroque music.

Dandrieu’s “Pièces d’orgue” can be seen as a prime example of the French organ Mass tradition. The pieces were based on Gregorian chant melodies, which are performed at specific points during the Mass. The pieces are grouped into suites according to the eight church modes. I particularly love a loud and fiery piece, so I chose to upload this short Dialogue for you to enjoy.

Score: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/first-organ-book-sheet-music/1571680?aff_id=478282

Organ specification:
Bourdon 16
Montre 8
Bourdon à Cheminée 8
Cor de Chamois 8
Octave 4
Flûte Harmonique 4
Quinte 2-2/3
Doublette 2
Fourniture IV
Trompette 8

Montre 8
Bourdon 8
Viole de Gambe 8
Voix Céleste 8
Prestant 4
Flûte à Fuseau 4
Nasard 2-2/3
Flûte à Bec 2
Tierce 1-3/5
Plein Jeu IV
Basson 16
Trompette 8
Hautbois* 8
Voix Humaine 8

Montre 16
Soubasse 16
Octave 8
Bourdon 8
Prestant 4
Fourniture III
Bombarde 16
Trompette 8
Chalumeau 4

* The Hautbois rank was supplied by Orgues Letourneau and installed by Peter D. G. Jewkes Pty Ltd in November 2007. It replaced the original Voix Humaine 8’ rank which was reinstalled by Jewkes in November 2020.

compass: 58/30
3 couplers
suspended mechanical key action
electric stop action
adjustable thumb & toe pistons
(32 channels)
balanced mechanical swell pedal
Source: https://www.ohta.org.au/organs/organs/AlburyStMatts.html

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