Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sebastian Letocart's Prelude and Fugue in G for Organ

Here is Sebastian Letocart’s Prelude and Fugue in G Major for Organ,  played by Edward Vanmarsenille at the Bruckner Organ of Saint Florian in Austria.  

The embedded video is a recent 2017 recording.  There is an older 2011 recording.   The Prelude has a fast section, and the Fugue starts at about the 4 minute mark.  The Belgian composer has said that in some of his music he was influenced by Vaughn Williams (sort of the world of the Fourth Symphony), but there is a density here that suggests Reger and also shows the composer’s (he calls himself “Tracotel” on Facebook) work with Bruckner.

Sebastian has some YouTube postings of some other Bruckner symphonies with “appropriate tempi”.  Here is the Fifth, taken a bit faster, with some new inner voices at the very end.

Here’s a video about the largest pipe organ in the world, in Donald Trump’s Atlantic City. 

Update: Sept. 11, 2017

Here is Letocart's Fugue in 5/4 Time for solo piano, in C Major.  It sounds like a take-off on Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. He now calls himself "Abes Tracotel" on Facebook. 

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