I should like to call the pieces “3 Sonatas for the Organ” instead of “Voluntaries”.
Tell me if you like this title as well, if not,
I think “Voluntaries” will suit the pieces also, the more so as I do not know what
it means precisely.
Felix Mendelssohn wrote these lines to Charles Coventry in a letter dated 29 August 1844. Coventry was the proprietor of the English music publisher Coventry & Hollier and a great admirer of his friend Mendelssohn. As background for their correspondence in late summer of 1844, Mendelssohn had been commissioned to write organ music by Coventry & Hollier, organ music intended for the English market. The term voluntary is used for a piece of organ music bearing a certain resemblance to the classical French overture, with a slow followed by a fast movement.
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Total time: 01:45:49
Mogami and Canare Quad
DPA 4006 , Schoeps MK2H
|Original Recording Format
SOFIENBERG CHURCH, OSLO
|Recording Type & Bit Rate
|December 2, 2016
Choir and Organ
“the bonus on this recording is a second disc”
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