The Grand Plein from Louis-Nicholas Cleramault’s Suite du Premier Ton is a rare example of French Baroque organ music.  The piece consists of a slow introduction and a slow, powerful  fugue.

 

The French were much less skittish about harmonic clashes than the Germans and English of the same period, and there are a couple of deliberately “spicey” line collisions.

 

Scored for two Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone, and Tuba.

 

The piece has not been recorded as yet, so the mp3 file is a MIDI audio extract.  Not the greatest sound, but certainly good enough to give you an idea of the piece.

 

Score and parts (hard copy) for $18.00 plus shipping;                                                       PDFs of same $15.00.

Grand Plein - Cleramault/ Volkmann
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