“Postlude-Cantique” is a short work that appears in the collections, Sept Petites Pièces pour Orgue (Seven Little Pieces for Organ) and Suite pour le temps de Noël (Suite for Christmas Time) by François-Clément Théodore Dubois (1837–1924).
An organist, composer, music theorist and teacher, Dubois succeeded both Cesar Franck and Camille Saint-Saëns in positions as choirmaster and organist in Paris churches. For more than 30 years, he taught at the Paris Conservatoire and was its director from 1896–1905. Although his several operas, orchestral works, vocal works and chamber works have largely disappeared, his numerous organ works, many written for use in services of worship, are performed regularly.
In its original setting, the “Postlude-Cantique” features alternating sections for Great (Grand Choeur) and Swell (Récit) manuals. In this transcription/edition, brass quintet takes up the Swell voices in alternation with the organ.
Score, parts (organ, Bb tpt. 1, Bb tpt. 2, F horn, tbn, tuba) — $8.99