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Postlude Festival

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Uploaded by: PLRT (05/11/20)
Composer: Reuchsel, Amédée
Sample Producer: Hauptwerk-Organ.com
Sample Set: Aristide No.1 Version 2
Software: Hauptwerk V
Genre: French toccata in the 1900's
Description:
Amédée Reuchsel (1875-1931, roughly like Vierne) was a French organist and kapellmeister in Paris. Not to be confounded with his son, Eugene Reuchsel, a concert pianist who also composed for the organ (Promenades en Provence, etc.).

The Postlude Festival was composed around 1905. Two mysteries about it :
- the title, which is meaningless in French and would be Festival Postlude if it intended to be in English ;
- the second theme : it sounds very British, quasi elgarian, and well-known. Thanks to anybody who can tell which tune it is !

The Postlude itself is a French toccata, very similar in form to the final from Guilmant's 1st sonata :
- 0:00 exposition of the toccata (d minor)
- 1:58 second theme, piano, hymn-like
- 3:07 build-up and rexposition of the toccata
- 5:16 second theme on the tutti
- 6:16 short conclusion with the toccata in D major.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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