François Couperin’s Pièces d’orgue consistantes en deux Messes (1690)

The recent Couperin anniversary (2018) and the appearance of a new edition of Couperin’s Pièces d’orgue from the Stavanger-based Cantando Press (now producing fine editions of French repertoire) was an opportune moment for David Ponsford to reflect not only on the edition (and its supporting materials), but also on the state of Couperin organ studies at this time.  He discusses Editor Jon Baxendale's approach to this edition with regard to ornamentation, the inclusion of relevant plainchant between the organ couplets, and other topics essential to informed performance.



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