Can someone name this composition?

Are anyone here music experts? Does anyone know who is the composer and what is the title of this organ music played during the procession in this SSPX Mass video?
I don’t think it’s Bach, but I could be wrong…I know that the music at the end of the video is Bach’s Dorian Toccata.

Cannot tell you the name or composer. But it is extraordinarily beautiful!

The SSPX uses Bach’s music at their Masses quite often.

It’s a very ecumenical gesture since Bach was a Lutheran writing music for Protestants. :slight_smile:

I just listened to the whole thing. it’s very beautiful. thanks for posting it. :slight_smile:

Yes, I too am curious as to what piece that is. I was told it might be Vivaldi.

You are not the first to ask this question. Someone informed me that the Offertory motet could be a setting of Panis Angelicus but they didn’t know the composer…

I know something you don’t know! :smiley:

It is… wait for it…

Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 Trumpets, Strings and Continuo in C (R. 537), adapted in the video for just 2 trumpets and organ. I think it sounds better in the latter version.

Aren’t I wonderful? :stuck_out_tongue:

It sounds almost French to me. The second movement is almost like a textbook bassus et dessus de trompette. To me, anyway. I suppose it could be Italian, though. Maybe Spanish. lol. I’ll look into it some more!

Nobody after all this time can say what organ piece that was? :stuck_out_tongue:

I’m curious myself. I have that same piece on a videotape which I recorded off PBS several years ago called “The Wind at One’s Fingertips.” I’ll see what I can find.

And, yes, the closing piece is Bach’s Dorian Toccata in d minor.

There’s also a contact phone number.

Very beautiful video. Keep them coming. :thumbsup:

I think you meant “for Catholics.” He was employed by a Catholic prince.

He once said “All music should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the recreation of the soul; where this is not kept in mind, there is no true music, but only an infernal clamor and ranting.” See Schweitzer, J. S. Bach, Vol. I, p. 166f.

Bach’s Mass in B minor is about as close to God as one can get musicwise, in my opinion.

Followed by Palestrina, but that’s for another topic.

I have heard this piece played as a prelude before Mass. I am certain it was not composed by Bach. I am thinking that it is of French composition, maybe Charles-Marie Widor, or one of the other French composers of the late nineteenth and early twentieh centuries.

My suggestion would be to contact VociMike on these fora since he is pretty knowledgeable abut these kinds of things.

You would think with all this wonderful technology around, we would by now have a search engine which you could talk or sing into and out come a million hits. :frowning:

I just sent it to my organist friend. Keep your fingers crossed that he might know it. I

I also sent this to our music director, perhaps his doctorate in keyboard will help in some small way :stuck_out_tongue:

BTW, the only Haugen and Haas we have been subjected to are the regular sung responses, they have written some very nice pieces there. Nearly 4 month with 90% Catholic music yee haw

According to my organist friend, he’s not quite sure of the piece, but it is either French Baroque (Couperin, Clerambault) or Italian Baroque (Frescaboli).

I really like his Mass in C minor - can’t say I’ve knowingly heard the B minor though, I’ll keep an eye out to add it to my collection. Of course I have practically worn out my CDs of the Brandenberg Concertos, probably my favourite classical music of all time.

It just doesn’t sound Baroque to me. I’ll see if I can’t get VociMike to weigh in.

If it doesn’t sound Baroque, then it doesn’t need to be fixed. :stuck_out_tongue:

Oh, Thunder! Such punishment! Mike is working on it.

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