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Guilmant: Septieme Sonate, Etc / Joris Verdin


Release Date: 08/12/2008 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 267   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Felix Alexandre GuilmantCamille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Joris Verdin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alexandre Guilmant was a French organist who was active in the period when the orgue symphonique was popular, one who was able to avoid the accepted traditions of the time and the influence of César Franck and his school in particular. Nicolas Lemmens of Brussels was one of his teachers. Guilmant's career involved just as much composing as playing, while recital tours took him frequently to Great Britain and to the United States. Joris Verdin here presents not only the monumental Seventh Sonata but also other colourful works by Guilmant. The Willis organ in Dundalk in Ireland has been preserved in its absolutely original state; it suits this repertoire particularly well and also reminds us of the important links that Guilmant had Read more with the Anglo-Saxon lands. This CD also makrs the first commerical recording made of this organ. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Organ no 7 in F major, Op. 89 by Felix Alexandre Guilmant
Performer:  Joris Verdin (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; France 
2. March funèbre et Chant seraphique for Organ, Op. 17 no 3 by Felix Alexandre Guilmant
Performer:  Joris Verdin (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
3. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Joris Verdin (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Notes: Arranger: Felix Alexandre Guilmant. 
4. Allegretto for Organ in B minor by Felix Alexandre Guilmant
Performer:  Joris Verdin (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
5. Melody for Organ in G major, Op. 46 no 4 by Felix Alexandre Guilmant
Performer:  Joris Verdin (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
6. L'organiste liturgiste, Op. 65: Impression grégorienne by Felix Alexandre Guilmant
Performer:  Joris Verdin (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
7. L'organiste liturgiste, Op. 65: Stabat mater dolorosa by Felix Alexandre Guilmant
Performer:  Joris Verdin (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 

Sound Samples

Organ Sonata No. 7 in F major, Op. 89: I. Entree
Organ Sonata No. 7 in F major, Op. 89: II. Lento assai, "Dreams"
Organ Sonata No. 7 in F major, Op. 89: III. Intermezzo
Organ Sonata No. 7 in F major, Op. 89: IV. Grand choeur
Organ Sonata No. 7 in F major, Op. 89: V. Cantabile
Organ Sonata No. 7 in F major, Op. 89: VI. Final
Pieces de differents styles pour orgue, Book 5, Op. 19: No. 1. Allegretto in B minor
Saint-Saens – Le cygne
L'organiste practique, Book 3, Op. 46: No. 4. Melodie in G major
L'organiste liturgiste, Book 6, Op. 65: Impression gregorienne
Stabat mater dolorosa
Pieces de differents styles pour orgue, Book 3, Op. 17: No. 3. Marche funebre et chant seraphique

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