Meyerbeer: Preludio to the Cantique "Aspiration" - Organ or Harmonium Alexandre (NXP063)

Meyerbeer: Preludio to the Cantique "Aspiration" - Organ or Harmonium Alexandre (NXP063)

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Duration: 3 minutes

Instrumentation: Organ or Harmonium Alexandre

Edited by Dario Salvi

In 1863 Meyerbeer composed a Prélude to the Cantique for the Harmonium player Louis Engel. Until recently this work was assumed to have been lost. Dario Salvi discovered it in the Bodleian Library in Oxford in an incorrectly labelled folder of harmonium music. In our performance an organ is used, making this a world premiere. Meyerbeer composed this prelude in the style of the Cantique, directly followed by the first recitative as noted in his diary.

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