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Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Te Deum

To round out the Thanksgiving weekend, here is a beautiful performance of the Te Deum composed by Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968).

According to a55b47, who produced the video, the performance comes from a 1980 recording by Josef Zimmermann, the organist of Cologne cathedral. A55b47 provides these details concerning the organ:
The instrument is the IV/86 Transept Organ, built in 1948 by Klais & updated & expanded intermittently over the following 12 years. In the late 1990's the organ was "re-organized" (no pun intended) & raised about 2 meters to project more sound into this immense room. And in 1998, a III/53 "swallow's nest" organ was installed in the nave — turning a superb instrument into an amazing one that can generate a virtual avalanche of sound.