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My copy of Harmonia Mundi’s CD of Michel Corrette’s Organ Concertos in their budget collection «Musique d’abord» is frustrating, in that in lieu of a booklet.

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Michel Corrette April 10, —January 21, was a French organist, composer and author of musical method books. Corrette was born on April 10,in Rouen, Normandy, France.

6 Organ Concertos, Op.26 (Corrette, Michel)

His father, Gaspard Corrette, was an organist and composer. Details of his life are sketchy and some authorities suggest he may have been born at a xoncerto later than that given and at St.

His professional life appears to have begun in with an appointment as organist at the church in Rouen. Most of what is known about his life is a chronicle of his titles, positions, and publications.

In orhe gained the position of organist for the Prince of Conti of the Church of St. It is corfette known that he traveled to England before As a composer, Corrette was prolific. His light music with programmatic content for amusement includes titles like The Taking of Jericho, The Seven-League Boots, and — taking advantage of the French enthusiasm for the American Revolution — Echoes of Boston. He composed many concertos, notably 25 concertos comiques, based on popular tunes of the day and arranged for three melody instruments and continuo.


Aside from these works and organ concertos, he also composed sonatas, songs, instrumental chamber works, harpsichord pieces, cantatas, motets and masses, and other sacred and secular vocal works.

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He also produced large numbers of arrangements of other music and it is said the music he arranged is much more interesting than the music he composed outright. Aside from playing the organ and composing music, Corrette organized concerts and taught music. He was a popular teacher with numerous pupils. All include numerous musical exercises or complete compositions, of which many are by composers other than Concerro.

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These pedagogical works by Corrette are valuable because they orgqn insight into contemporary playing techniques. My collection includes the following works by Michel Corrette: Concerto for Organ No. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.


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