SALVE REGINA

HAKIM, NAJI
Naji Hakim, born in Beirut in 1955, is counted among the most important of pre sent-day organists and organ composers. He studied organ with Jean Langlais at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris, was organist at Sacr e-Coeur in Paris from 1985-93 and then succeeded Olivier Messiaen as organist at the Eglise de la Trinite. He gives concerts throughout the world, works as a professor at the Conservatoire de Musique in Boulogne, and holds a visiting professorship at the Royal Academy in London. In his organ works, Naji Hakim o ften draws his thematic material from the gregorian chant, thesaurus of the ro man catholic church, situated in the spirit of Vatican II. This paraphrase of the antiphon to the virgin,'Salve Regina', is based on the plainsong theme (s olemn tone). The gregorian line is unchanged; it evolves slowly above an expre ssive harmony. The text of the prayer is underligned by the meditative, soft a nd peaceful character.

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