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Grand jeu

Peter Williams and Kurt Lueders

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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A term little used by modern French composers, grand jeu denotes one of two registrations: (a) the early Diapason chorus, without Flute mutations or reeds, corresponding in smaller organs to the old undivided, stop-less Blockwerk (St Etienne, Toulouse, 1531) but as a term soon to be replaced by the more appropriate Plein jeu (Chartres Cathedral, 1542); and (b) a characteristic combination of Bourdons, mutations, Cornet and reeds much used by the

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Subjects: Music

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