Friday, July 15, 2016
Friday Music: For France (Cortege et Litanie)
French composer Marcel Dupre plays his beautiful piece Cortege et Litanie (funeral procession and litany [prayers]), originally written for a small orchestra and then Dupre transcribed it for organ.
I first heard this piece a few years ago at an organ student recital. I'm happy to have found the recording of Dupre playing it himself. It seems appropriate to play it again on the day after [yet again] death and destruction in France.