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(1817 - 1869)
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Violin Sheet music String Quintet : 2 Violins, 2 Violas, Cello Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély
Lef?bure-W?ly, Louis James Alfred: "Élévation ou Communion" from "L'Organiste Moderne" for String Quintet

"Élévation ou Communion" from "L'Organiste Moderne" for String Quintet
Volume 4 No. 3
Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély

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ViewDownload PDF : Bass (67.79 Ko)
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Composer :Louis James Alfred Lefébure-WélyLouis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817 - 1869)
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String Quintet : 2 Violins, 2 Violas, Cello

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Louis James Alfred Lefébure-WélyMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
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Louis-James-Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817 – 1869) was a French organist and composer. He played a major role in the development of the French symphonic organ style and was closely associated with the organ builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, inaugurating many new Cavaillé-Coll organs. His playing was virtuosic, and as a performer, he was rated above eminent contemporaries including César Franck. His compositions, less substantial than those of Franck and others, have not held such a prominent place in the repertory.

Lefébure-Wély was born in Paris, son of an organist. He studied with his father, Isaac-François-Antoine Lefebvre (1756–1831), who had changed his name to Antoine Lefébure-Wely after being appointed organist of the fashionable church of Saint-Roch in the 1st arrondissement.

Within two years of that occasion, Antoine Lefébure-Wely suffered a stroke, paralysing his left side. For the next five years, his son deputised for him. When Alfred was fourteen Antoine died, and the son succeeded the father as official organist of Saint-Roch. While holding the post he entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1832, studying with François Benoist. In 1835 he won first prize for organ. Following that he studied composition with Berton and Halévy. In 1838 he began a long association with the organ-builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, performing to a huge audience on the new instrument at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette. A reviewer in La France musical praised Lefébure-Wely's technical skill, but advised him to play music of a more serious style than he had developed. Lefébure-Wely, however, knew what the public wanted, and continued to perform music of a popular type. When a new Cavaillé-Coll organ was installed at Saint-Roch in 1842 Lefébure-Wely incurred critical disapproval for playing a fantasia on themes from Meyerbeer's popular opera Robert le diable.

Among 200 compositions Lefébure-Wely wrote works for choir, piano, chamber ensemble, symphony orchestra and an opéra comique, Les recruteurs (1861). In the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, David Sanger writes, "His organ pieces, many of which have recently become available in modern editions, include pastorales, versets, élevations and communions, which were sentimental, lyrical works, and offertories, marches and sorties, which were louder and more akin to the operetta choruses then in vogue."

The French government website says of Lefébure-Wely's music, "His admirers called on him many times to adopt the 'religious style' …. However, he had his habits and his preferences, and, above all his 'clientele'. Also, even though his contemporaries were unanimous in their admiration for his improvisations, he often seems to have taken the easier alternative, the immediately accessible option, music that doesn't ask any questions.

Source: Wikipedia ( 3%A9bure-W%C3%A9ly).

Although originally created for Piano, I created this Interpretation of the "Élévation ou Communion" from "L'Organiste Moderne" (Volume 4 No. 3) for String Quintet (2 Violins, Viola, Cello & Bass).
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