LOUIS-JAMES-ALFRED LEFÉBURE-WELY (1817-1870): 6 Grands Offertoires, Op. 35, 5 pieces from Meditaciones religiosas, Op. 122, Scène pastorale from L'Organiste moderne.
Catalogue Number: 10J044
Reference: RIC 253
Description: World premiere recording of the complete Offertoires (1846) whose strong scent of the Opéra and of the salon were part of the strategy to bring people back into the churches still reviving after the destruction of the Revolution and Napoleon. The more austere Meditaciones of 1858 are interspersed for variety. Joris Verdin (Cavaillé-Coll organ of Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Rouen).