The Power of the Organ

Fabien Tousignant, Rachel Laurin

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The Power of the Organ by Rachel Laurin demonstrates all of the splendor, power, and subtle nuances of the Organ. To illustrate its eclecticism – the choice of music seemed self-evident. In the famous and varied organ treasures included in this precious sound-document, the listener will appreciate this jewel of Notre-Dame Basilica in all its aspects. Recorded in DSD, this album is a gift to the Audiophile. Permitting the listener to fully enjoy the warmth, second harmonics and versatility of the Organ.

Each track is inspired by the past. Taking its origins from the universal musical heritage; each one enriches the present, adding to the repertoire a testimony of the present, unique, and new. Each work presented in this recording has captured the attention of music-lovers for different reasons, depending on the character of the piece and the period in which it was composed.

Rene Laflamme at 2xHD mastered the album by playing the Stereo DSD master on the Nagra HD DAC X, recording it to Stereo DXD with a 2xHD Custom Analog to Digital Converter to provide the Stereo DXD and DSD files in this edition of the album.  The DSD 512 Stereo edition of the album was created by Tom Caulfield at NativeDSD Mastering Labs from the Stereo DXD recording of the Stereo DSD master using the Signalyst HQ Player 4 Pro mastering tools.

Rachel Laurin – Titular Organist
Fabien Tousignant – Assistant Organist

Tracklist

1.
Symphony No. 5: Toccata (from Symphony No. 5)
05:55
2.
Fantasy Pieces. 3rd suite: Westminster Carillon (3rd suite, Fantasy Pieces)
06:40
3.
Toccata
03:09
4.
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor Bwv 565
09:38
5.
Fugue in sol minor Bwv 577
03:20
6.
Joy of Man's Desiring: Chorale Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
03:09
7.
Gothic suite, Op 25, Introduction - Choral
03:04
8.
Menuet Gothique
03:06
9.
Prière à Notre Dame
04:48
10.
Toccata
03:36
11.
Dessus de cornet et basse de trompette (suite du 1er ton)
01:47
12.
Noël Grand jeu and Duo
05:36
13.
Symphony No. 4: Andante Cantabile
06:04
14.
Chorale No. 3 in A Minor
13:28
15.
Ave Maria d'Arcadelt
05:39

Total time: 01:18:59

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2XHDFT1221

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Audio Consultant

Yolande Roberge

Cables

Siltech

Mastering Engineers

Rene Laflamme at 2xHD Mastering and Tom Caulfield at NativeDSD Mastering Labs

Mastering Notes

Rene Laflamme at 2xHD mastered the album by playing the Stereo DSD master on the Nagra HD DAC X, recording it to Stereo DXD with a 2xHD Custom Analog to Digital Converter to provide the Stereo DXD and DSD files in this edition of the album.  The DSD 512 Stereo edition of the album was created by Tom Caulfield at NativeDSD Mastering Labs from the Stereo DXD recording of the Stereo DSD master using the Signalyst HQ Player 4 Pro mastering tools.

Original Recording Format

Producer

Audiorama

Recording Engineer

Jean De Ladurantaye

Recording Location

Notre-Dame Cathedral, Ottawa during November and December, 2003

Recording Producer

Raymond Daveluy

Technical Assistant

Denis Guérin

Tuning & Organ Maintenance

Orgues Sylvain Brisson Pipe Organs

Release Date January 7, 2022

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