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Couperin: The Complete Organ Masses / James Tibbles, organ

Audio Samples

>Couperin, François : Mass for Organ no 1 "à l'usage ordinaire des paroisses"
>Couperin, François : Chromorne sur la taille-Gloria

Album Summary

>Couperin, François : Mass for Organ no 1 "à l'usage ordinaire des paroisses"
>Couperin, François : Chromorne sur la taille-Gloria
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Notes & Reviews:

James Tibbles is one of New Zealand's leading players of historic keyboards, having an active career as a soloist, accompanist, recording artist and conductor. The youthful organ compositions here were recorded on the Rozay organ, which is not only a rare surviving example of 17th century French organ keys, but Couperin himself certainly played on them.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
Details aside, this will be the recording of choice if you interested in Couperin's music. The keyboard work is impeccable and the choral chants, performed by six women and five men, are in the appropriate style - simpler for the Parish Mass, less so for the Convent Mass. Uncertain listeners may be convinced of the historic "rightness" of this organ by the comment made by Cochereau in 1973: "The organ of Rozay, not simply restored but very well restored, could be considered the finest instrument in the Paris region, even in France." Highest marks for this performance. Listeners seeking comparable recordings should try Vernet on a 1640 Levasseur organ (M/J 2003) or Schoonbroodt (J/A 2010).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Église Notre Dame de la Nativité, Rosay-en-Brie, France (07/04/2011-07/08/2011); Music Theatre, University of Auckland, New Zealand (07/04/2011-07/08/2011); Église Notre Dame de la Nativité, Rosay-en-Brie, France (12/2010/06/2011); Music Theatre, University of Auckland, New Zealand (12/2010/06/2011).



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>Couperin, François : Mass for Organ no 1 "à l'usage ordinaire des paroisses"
  • Performer: James Tibbles (Organ)
  • Conductor: James Tibbles
  • Notes: Église Notre Dame de la Nativité, Rosay-en-Brie, France (07/04/2011-07/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 52 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1690

>Couperin, François : Chromorne sur la taille-Gloria
  • Performer: James Tibbles (Organ)
  • Conductor: James Tibbles
  • Notes: Église Notre Dame de la Nativité, Rosay-en-Brie, France (07/04/2011-07/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1690