Jump to content
Mander Organ Builders Forum

Durufle Fugue On The Carillon Des Heures...


Malcolm Kemp
 Share

Recommended Posts

This piece is in 6/8 time yet the metromone marking is (undotted) crotchet equals 100. I tend to feel that dotted crotchet equals 100 goes better with the marking of Allegro Moderato yet I like the slower tempo (equating roughly to dotted crotchet equals approx 67. Probably I am happiest with a midway compromise. I know it is easy to follow what others do on recordings and I know you should take into account the building and the instrument but I whould be interested to hear what other Board members think. Is there a misprint?

 

Thanks

 

Malcolm

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This piece is in 6/8 time yet the metromone marking is (undotted) crotchet equals 100. I tend to feel that dotted crotchet equals 100 goes better with the marking of Allegro Moderato yet I like the slower tempo (equating roughly to dotted crotchet equals approx 67. Probably I am happiest with a midway compromise. I know it is easy to follow what others do on recordings and I know you should take into account the building and the instrument but I whould be interested to hear what other Board members think. Is there a misprint?

 

Thanks

 

Malcolm

Having visited Soissons and heard the actual carillon I think dotted quarter=67 is a bit on the fast side.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

Thanks you all the interesting comments above. As a matter of interest, does anyone know whether the theme played by the bells (the fugue subject) is orginal or whether it comes from a pre-existent melody, perhaps a French hymn tune or song? I've been unable to establish this from any other source and I tend to agree with James Frazier's book on Durufle that the edition of the fugue currently available is not terribly helpful or erudite.

 

Malcolm

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...