Posts tagged ‘Meditation religieuse’

April 10, 2016

2016-04-10 Notes from the Bench

“Meditation religieuse” by Henri Mulet

A commentary on this week’s music by Dr. James T. Gerber, Music Associate


Today’s prelude, Meditation Religieuse, is an early work composed by French organist and composer Henri Mulet (1878 – 1967) c. 1896. Mulet creates an ethereal atmosphere with this work; the opening melody is set for the upper range of the flute stops that are accompanied by warm strings. His use of harmony is lush, but reserved. The music becomes more agitated through the middle section as Mulet modulated through various tonal centers which cycle back to the home tonality and recapitulation of the opening section.



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