Messe de Mariage - Dubois

Notes
A short suite of organ pieces:

  • Entrée de cortège - an expansive, grand processional march, suitable for a large church (and a large organ)
  • Bénédiction Nuptiale - like the fluttering of angels' wings
  • Offertoire - solemn (
  • Invocation - very soft and gentle
  • Laus Deo (Sortie) - I can't understand why this isn't better known: it is loud and bang to begin, then goes hell-for-leather with French toccata-like figuration. Great fun to play and listen to.

Duration
The Offertoire is about 6 minutes

Forces required
Organ alone

Title
Messe de mariage by Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Source
IMSLP