Grigny


Domenico Quaglio (1787-1837): The Cathedrale of Notre Dame of Reims

Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)

 

Nicolas de Grigny served as organist of Notre Dame of Reims from 1697 until his early death at 31 in 1703.

Read a brief biography of Nicolas de Grigny in Wikipedia.   [BNQ] [CML] 

Listen to de Grigny, Versets from Veni Creator played by W. Randolph Bourne on the 1974 Brunzema-Casavant organ in Maternity of Mary Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, as part of an hour-long program from Minnesota PBS entitled The Brothers Casavant - Casavant 125th Year Anniversary. Click here, then click on "Listen to Program," then, to go directly to de Grigny's piece, hold button and slide to 57:40 (57 minutes and 40 seconds).

Click to go to James Pressler's virtual performance of de Grigny, Premier Livre d'orgue (First Organ Book) which includes Veni Creator.  The entire work can be streamed or individual movements played by clicking on the "notes."

Click to listen to Pierre Bonnard perform, Nicolas de Grigny, Récit de tierce en taille (Domine Deus, Rex caelestis) from the Gloria of Messe IV.  It is played on the masterpiece organ of the Dominicain lay brother Jean-Esprit Isnard, built in 1772-744 for la Basilique de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume (Var), one of the rare great instruments of Europe to have maintained its original 2960 pipes.
 
To listen to Nicolas de Grigny, Récit de tierce en taille (Domine Deus, Rex caelestis) from the Gloria of Messe IV, performed by Olivier Latry on the 2003 Pasi organ at the Cathedral of St. Cecilia, Omaha, Nebraska, click here, then click on Part II.