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Jullien - L'oeuvre intégrale - Organ Works / Schoonbroodt

Album Summary

>Jullien, Gilles : Premier livre d'orgue
>Jullien, Gilles : Motet de Sainte-Caecille
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The wealth of material found in organ music for liturgical use during the reign of Louis XIV includes the well-known works of Couperin and Grigny. Gilles Jullien's life work fits neatly into this context: appointed organist in Chartres, his entire career played out beneath the vaulting of the cathedral, one of the most famous and oldest of all of Christendom. Yet today his name, and his career, remain little known. His personal life was known as a comfortable one, although not much is known about his activity at the Cathedral. The works on this 2-CD set remain almost the sole example of his talent and activities over more than 36 years. The major offering is the Livre d'Orgue. Apparently, after substantial renovations to the Cathedral organ, the organ-builder Henri Lesclop came into a contract-agreement with the composer in November 1688 for Jullien to "make and deliver as soon as may be done one hundred organ pieces of his composition in all the church modes." Five months later, Jullien finally gave Lesclop 80 pieces as well as the Motet. All of the works written for the organ are ipso facto intended for alternating with the chant of the Church. The Motet uses the text of the antiphon from the second Vespers for Saint Cecilia. Whatever else history may eventually reveal about Gilles Jullien, the Livre d'Orgue bears unquestionable, eloquent witness to an enlightened knowledge of the most up-to-date organistic manners, those that were the most appropriate for serving the liturgy and showing off the period's instruments, thus revealing it to be a significant milestone in the history of French organ music.



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Works Details

>Jullien, Gilles : Premier livre d'orgue :: Suite in the First Tone
  • Performer: Serge Schoonbroodt (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1690
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Jullien, Gilles : Premier livre d'orgue :: Suite in the Second Tone
  • Performer: Serge Schoonbroodt (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1690
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Jullien, Gilles : Premier livre d'orgue :: Suite in the Third Tone
  • Performer: Serge Schoonbroodt (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1690
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Jullien, Gilles : Premier livre d'orgue :: Suite in the Fifth Tone
  • Performer: Serge Schoonbroodt (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1690
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Jullien, Gilles : Premier livre d'orgue :: Suite in the Fourth Tone
  • Performer: Serge Schoonbroodt (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1690
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Jullien, Gilles : Premier livre d'orgue :: Suite in the Sixth Tone
  • Performer: Serge Schoonbroodt (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1690
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Jullien, Gilles : Premier livre d'orgue :: Suite in the Seventh Tone
  • Performer: Serge Schoonbroodt (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1690
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Jullien, Gilles : Premier livre d'orgue :: Suite in the Eighth Tone
  • Performer: Serge Schoonbroodt (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1690
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Jullien, Gilles : Motet de Sainte-Caecille
  • Performers: Bob Asperen (Harpsichord); John Elwes (Tenor); Klaus Mertens (Bass Baritone); Andreas Post (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bob Asperen
  • Ensemble: Melante Amsterdam
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Studio/Live: Studio