This is my rendition of the Plein Jeu movement from Denis Bédard's Suite du deuxième ton. Over the next few posts, I will be showcasing each movement from this modern take on the French Classical repertoire. Last night, I acquired the St. Pons-de-Thomières, Micot Organ (1771) from Sonus Paradisi. I was after a French classical organ to play this school of music and the St. Pons instrument was recommended to me by Steemian @tormus1958—he has actually played it in person.
The French classical school were very particular in how the composed. Their composition titles are generally the type of registration that is called for in the piece. The Plein Jeu registration requires the Principals at 16′, 8′, 4′ and 2′ plus Mixtures. To the general public, this sounds like the traditional "organ sound" that we all associate the organ with.
I hope you enjoy my rendition of this Plein Jeu movement by Denis Bédard.