Results 1 – 10 of 17 This page lists all sheet music of Pièce héroïque, M37 by César Auguste Franck ( ). Franck Piece Heroique. By César Franck, Marcel Dupré, Artist. • 4 songs. Play on Spotify. 1. Piece Heroique. 2. Chorale No. 1 In E Major. . View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Pièce Héroïque / Three Chorales on Discogs.

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Then play the first two beats of m. Except for one short passage in the Fantaisie in A major, Franck never indicated the picee foundation stops on their own.

The swell oboe was on the main windchest. In view of his expression indications while the pedal notes are playing, it seems that Franck may at times have frabck more pedalling with the left foot only than is nowadays customary as the swell pedal is located in the middle of the console of most mod- ern organs.

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Technical and tonal advances were then being made in organ building. This had to be done by hand on Franck s console. The Barker lever gave each note a kind of herooque action, which made quite a clatter in staccato passages such as those in the Pastorale.

I take the right-hand alto E with the left.

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The articu- lation, rubato, frsnck of rests, everything must necessarily be changed in order to fit the new situation, and to such a degree that the music totally changes character.

Franck s metronome markings seem high and various theories other than the face value theory have been developed to suggest that his organ works should be played fraanck a slower tempo than his metronome markings would suggest. Charles Courboin was a Belgian-American organist who enjoyed an enviable and much-deserved reputation as a Franck in- terpreter during the three decades following World War.

Gone are the three chorales heard as a message from the other side of the graveas have heard it expressed. Marchal and Langlais played the soprano line legato in herique. Was he writing of the glorifica- tion of heroes or of a personal victory? Bonnet in his edition at bar inserted fff and in the previous bar inserted add Solo Tubas [: The regis- trations are written in but not by Franck.


Then instinct tells me to go legato for 36 and April 28, 3: The organist then selected and pulled out the reeds, and any mix- tures, that were required but these did not sound at that stage. The addition of slurs so that there are sometimes three over any one group of notes is some- times confusing and tiring to the eye and ultimately unhelpful. This is consistent with Franck s registration indications.

Franck omitted to mark the nuance lentement at bar of his auto- graph by analogy with the markings he made at bars 7 and The swell was smaller, having only ten stops. Bonnet has allargando in his edition. Page 25 first bar detach the minim but not too short.

Bar 21 From the distribution of the parts in m. Touch and duration The basic touch to be employed in the performance of Franck s organ music is legato, and this must be a full and complete legato especially in cantabile passages.

Purpose of Franck s rule The purpose frannck to enable the musical text to be presented in an un- cluttered manner with a view to promoting a smooth sound, where there would otherwise be a break in a melodic line. Tournemire suggested with grandeur.

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There are times, of course, where an extend- ed crescendo is required but these are usually indicated by appropri- ate words or by a hairpin. A 16ft was added to the swell as well as mixtures. Organists and the Franck Tradition Appendix B: View Printer Friendly Version. I agree; such is the backbone of the heroic element of the piece.

The title itself has three different accents on vowels. The present author suggests that another possibility would be to de- lay the faster tempo heroiqhe bar Prototypical sequences 1st sequence assertive: I then use the Pedal to help out in measure 21 by taking the entire lower voice, just for that measure. Tournemire held the position until his death in when his pupil Jean Langlais took over as organist until he piefe in.


We have written all chords individually, but when a note is com- mon to several consecutive chords, it must be tied as long as it is part of the harmony. If interpreted more liberally, it could have heroiquue implications, especially throughout Choral No. The f in m. Bar 37 Langlais instructed Alan Moffat that the semiquaver in the left hand should be played after the third note of the right-hand triplet as stated by Alan Moffat to the present author in conversation.

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For example, I play pretty much detached, but I go legato These nuances did not make their way into the printed edi- tion. The things we remember. Bar Franck directs the removal of the on the positiv choir manual and its addition at bar. To deny its existence or to ignore it removes a very important perspec- tive for understanding Franck s music and the aesthetic out of which it came. He composed for organ and was a celebrated improviser. In he was appointed professor of or- gan performance and improvisation at the Paris Conservatoire, a po- sition he held until Franck did not provide any metronome markings in his autograph manuscripts or in his yeroique editions, so there were no further resources to determine tempo until the late s when some very interesting discoveries were made.