#08 Vibrance #2

Release : 24 april 2024

Recorded at the Basilique Saint-Sauveur in Rocamadour on the Daldosso organ in November 2023.

Vibrance is a project that combines colour and music at the heart of Johann Sebastian Bach’s repertoire. The colour of the keys, the colour of the registrations, the aim is to plunge the listener into the heart of an impressionist colour that makes Johann Sebastian Bach’s work so contemporary. In this opus, I have chosen to present the key of G minor, which Bach uses in a fantasy, a prelude, fugues, chorales and a partita.
For Johann Mattheson, it’s almost the most beautiful of all keys: it combines the seriousness of G Major with an alert tenderness that also provides grace and charm. It is used to express things that are tender or invigorating; moderate complaints or tempered joy.

Choosing the same key explored by the same composer for an entire programme invites us to immerse ourselves in his musical imagination. For me, this makes sense and invites the search for a dramaturgy. Playing G minor doesn’t put me in the same frame of mind as the key of D minor, explored in Vibrance #1. This proposal allows you to immerse yourself in a universe, an atmosphere, a range of colours, an expressiveness at the heart of Johann Sebastian Bach’s work.

To serve this project, the Daldosso organ, which is in the Basilica of Saint-Sauveur in Rocamadour, has the particularity of having a system of sliding stops, making the mixture of colours infinite. We’re far from having discovered its full range of sounds.


Jean-Sébastien Bach
1. Fantaisie and Fugue en G minor BWV 542
2. Nun Komm’ der Heiden Heiland BWV 659
3. Little fugue en G minor BWV 578
4. Trio Super Nun Komm’ der Heiden Heiland BWV 660
5. Nun Komm’ der Heiden Heiland BWV 661
6. Prelude and Fugue en G minor BWV 535
7. Wo soll ich fliehen hin en G minor BWV 694
8. Nun Komm’ der Heiden Heiland BWV 699
9. Wir Christenleut habn jetzund Freud BWV 710
10-21. Partite diverse sopra « Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig » BWV 768