The Belgian composer Joseph Jongen wrote much music for the organ. His epic Sonata Eroica is among the favourites in many organists library but his Symphonie Concertante written in 1926 is considered by many to be among the greatest works ever written for organ and orchestra. Improvisation - Pastorale is taken from the album of mainly previously unpublished works by Jongen edited by John Scott Whiteley. It begins and ends on the strings of the Recit (Swell) or in this case the Solo. A tune develops in the right hand with chordal progressions in the left. The central section is...
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