Sables, Suite Lyrique pour Orgue (Besset, Julian Raoul)

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Jurabe (2015/11/20)

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Jurabe (2015/11/20)

Publisher. Info. Julian Raoul Besset
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Work Title Sables : Suite Lyrique en douze Tableaux
Alternative. Title Sands : Lyrical Suite in twelve Episodes
Composer Besset, Julian Raoul
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 68
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 10 pieces
  1. Départ / Starting Off
  2. Trekking
  3. Formes / Shapes
  4. Mirage
  5. Caravane... / A Caravan...
  6. Enlisement / Bogged down
    Extraction 1 (Pedalboard Solo)
    Extraction 2
    Extraction 3
    Extraction 4
  7. Tempête au Loin, Dérivant / Afar, a Moving Storm
  8. Embellie / Afterglow
  9. Oasis
  10. Étanchement / Quenching
  11. Arrivée / Arrival
  12. Effervescence (Toccata)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2015 (October-November) supplemented in 2016 (October)
Dedication Cédric Burgelin (last movement)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation organ

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The Preface provides the argument for this composition, which is a kind of tone poem for organ. The finale, in the form of a Toccata, is dedicated to the recitalist Cédric Burgelin, who is titular organist of the Saint-Pierre Cathedral in Saintes. The cover picture shows the organ on which he performs, built originally by Jehan Ourry, of Poitiers, in 1627.
An updated version was added 19 Oct. 2016 comprising two short extra movements. The latest version (12.3.16) has corrected a few minor issues and added 11 measures to the pedalboard solo. A fresh piece has been added (Extraction 4). Following a request by the dedicatee, separate instead of continuous measure numbering has been introduced for each movement.