The Trois Impressions shows Karg-Elert both at his most Romantic and his most impressionistic. The movements’ nocturnal names – Harmonies du Soir, Claire de Lune and La Nuit – are in French as the work is dedicated to Alexandre Guilmant, the great French Organist of Trinity church in Paris.
Sigfrid Karg-Elert was a German composer active in the early twentieth century whose broad output is eclipsed almost entirely by his works for harmonium and Organ, instruments for which he was a gifted and prolific composer. His Organ works include the highly-regarded Sixty-Six Choral Improvisations, Twenty Choral Preludes and Postludes among others. Many of his works are active in Organ repertoire.