Les vesperales de l’orgue Dubois en Wissembourg

After its inauguration, the Dubois organ is used for a series of vespers during this summer, happening each sunday afternoon from 5 PM to 5:50 PM. Though the inauguration just happened one week ago, Daniel Maurer yesterday was in desperate need of tuning the lingual pipes of the backside positiv 15 minutes before the concert. He played the following pieces:

  • J.S. Bach
    • Choral »Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist« (BWV 667)
  • F. Couperin
    • Récit de Cornet
    • Cromorne sur la taille
  • J.S. Bach
    • Fantaisie en sol majeur (Très vitement, Gravement, Lentement) (BWV 572)
    • Choral »Meine Seele erhebet den Herrn« (BWV 243)
  • F. Couperin
    • Offertoire sur les grands jeux
    • Récit de Tierce en Taille
  • G.F. Haendel, Suite N°1 for a musical clock
    • A voluntary or a flight of angels (HWV 600)
    • Menuet (HWV 603)
    • Gigue (HWV 589)

Today Pascal Reber played the following:

  • Claude Gervaise, Danceries de la Renaissance
    • Pavane
    • Gaillarde
    • Branle de Champagne
    • Branle de Bourgogne
  • J.S. Bach
    • Choral »Herr Jesu Christ dich zu uns wend« (BWV 655)
    • Choral »Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott« (BWV 652)
  • Louis Nicolas Clérambault
    • Plein Jeu
    • Duo
    • Trio
    • Basse de cromorne
    • Flûtes
    • Récit de nazard
    • Caprice sur les Grands Jeux
  • Pacal Reber
    • Improvisation I
    • Improvisation II

I especially enjoyed the first block of ancient renaissance pieces. During the second improvisation, he played rather unconventional stuff, showing that the instrument is not only capable of reproducing classical music.

Two excellent concerts which I really enjoyed.