Montreal Organ Music


 

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 1913 Casavant / 1991 Guilbault-Thérien organ

St-Viateur, Outremont

 

Listen to Alain Trudel [BNQ], trombonist, and Patrick Wedd  [BNQ], perform Gustav Holst's [BNQ] Duet for Trombone and Organ, on the 1913 Casavant / 1991 Guilbault-Thérien organ of St. Viateur's Church in the Borough of Outremont, Montreal. Click then click on Listen to Program, then click, hold and slide button to 41:12 (41 minutes and 12 seconds).  Naxos CD-8.553716.  Click for BNQ availability.

 

 

 

1960 Beckerath organ

St. Joseph’s Oratory

 

 Listen to Rachel Laurin [BNQ] perform works on the 1960 Beckerath organ of St. Joseph’s Oratory:

 

Laurin’s own arrangement of Franz Liszt  [BNQ], Sonata in b. Click then click on Listen to Program.  Click, hold and slide button to 48:20 (48 minutes and 20 seconds).  Motette CD-12621 (Organ Historical Society).

 

Raymond Daveluy [BNQ], Largo, from Sonata No. 2.  Click then click on Listen to Program.  Click, hold and slide button to 34:40 (34 minutes and 40 seconds). Click for BNQ listing (listen in library only).

 

Laurin’s transcription of Johannes Brahms [BNQ] , Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, op. 24 (selected).  Click then click on Listen to Program.  Click, hold and slide button to 1:08:14 (1 hour, 8 minutes and 14 seconds).  Motette CD-12621 (Organ Historical Society).

 

And a composition by Rachel Laurin.  Listen to Donald Sutherland perform Rachel Laurin, Veni, Creator (selections), with Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano, on the 1984 Moeller organ of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta.  Click then click on Listen to Program.  Click, hold and slide button to 16:10 (16 minutes and 10 seconds).  American Public Media/AGO tape (r. 6/29/92).

 

 

Casavant organ, Notre-Dame Basilica

Click to hear César Franck, Fantasie en la majeur from Trois Pièces (1878), performed by Pierre Grandmaison on the 1891/1924/1991 Casavant organ of Notre-Dame BasilicaClick to hear Final, op. 21 from Six Pièces.  

 

 

 

                                                                    1915 Casavant organ                                                                                            L’Église de St-Jean-Baptiste

 

Listen to Ben van Osten perform Marcel Dupré, Offertory: Il est né, le divin enfant, on the 1915 Casavant organ of l’Église de St-Jean-Baptiste.  Click then click on Listen to Program.  Click, hold and slide button to 27:02 (27 minutes and 2 seconds).  Dabringhaus & Grimm CD-3161288 (Organ Historical Society).

 

 

Listen to Jacquelyn Rochette perform Louis Vierne [BNQ], Scherzo, from Organ Symphony No. 6 in b, op. 59, on the 1915 Casavant organ of l’Église de St-Jean-Baptiste.   Click then click on Listen to Program.  Click, hold and slide button to 39:50 (39 minutes and 50 seconds).  REM Editions CD-11048-3/4 (OHS).

 

 

1961 Beckerath orga

l’Église de l’Immaculée-Conception

 

 

Listen to Bernard Lagacé [BNQ] perform works of J.S. Bach [BNQ] on the 1961 Beckerath organ of l’Église de l’Immaculée-Conception.  Bernard Lagacé, Complete organ works & other keyboard works / Bach, may be borrowed from BNQ.  Click for availability.

 

Contrapunctus VI (in French style with upright and inverted themes, also in diminution).  Click then click on Listen to Program.  Click, hold and slide button to 29:10 (29 minutes and 10 seconds).  Analekta  2CD-3066/7 (OHS).

 

Canon in Hypodiatessaron (in contrary motion with augmentation).  Click then click on Listen to Program.  Click, hold and slide button to 46:54 (46 minutes and 54 seconds).  Analekta 2CD-3066/7 (OHS).

 

 

 

1915 Casavant organ: l’Église du Très-Saint-Nom-de-Jésus

 

Listen to Sylvie Poirier [BNQ] and Philip Crozier [BNQ] perform Jacobus KloppersDance Suite for Organ Duet, on the 1915 Casavant organ of l’Église du Très-Saint-Nom-de-Jésus.  Click then click on Listen to Program.  Click, hold and slide button to 1:09:20 (one hour, 9 minutes and 20 seconds).  Amberola CD-7106 (OHS).  Click for BNQ listing (listen in library).

 

 

 

 

 

1993 Wolff organ

Presbyterian College Chapel

 

Listen to Luc Beauséjour [BNQ]  perform Johann Kuhnau [BNQ], The Savior of Israel, Gideon; on 1993 Wolff organ of the Presbyterian College Chapel, McGill University. Click then click on Listen to Program.  Click, hold and slide button to 58:24 (58 minutes and 24 seconds). CBC CD-1086 (www.cbcrecords.ca).  Click for BNQ listing (listen in library only).

 

 

Listen to Alexander Weimann  [BNQ] perform George Frederic Handel [BNQ], Spritoso, from Organ Concerto in B-flat, op. 4, No. 2; and with Suzie LaBlanc [BNQ], soprano, and l’Academie baroque de Montréal / Alexander Weimann, director, the aria Rejoice Greatly,from The Messiah, on a Helmuth Wolff positiv.  Recorded in l’Église de St-Augustin in St-Augustin de Mirabel, Quebec.  Click then click on Listen to Program.  Click, hold and slide button to 21:20 (21 minutes and 20 seconds).  ATMA CD-22215 (ATMA classique).  Click for BNQ availability.

 

The Karl Wilhem Organ / l'église du Très-Saint-Rédempteur

Four Scarlatti sonatas played by Montrealer Vincent Boucher:

 

To listen to Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata in D, K. 517, performed by Vincent Boucher on the 1993 Wilhelm organ of l’Église du Très-Saint-Rédempteur on rue Adam, Montreal, click here, then click on Part II, then hold button and slide to 16:15 (16 minutes and 15 seconds).

 

To listen to Sonata in g, K. 31, click here, then click on Part III.

 

To listen to Sonata in C, K. 84, click here,, then click on Part III, then hold button and slide to 4:55 (4 minutes and 55 seconds).

 

To listen to Sonata in C, K. 58, click here,, then click on Part III, then hold button and slide to 9:25 (9 minutes and 25 seconds). 

 

Click for availability to borrow at [BNQ].

 

  The Casavant organ /  l'église des Sts-Anges-Gardiens, Lachine 

 

Click to listen to three movements of Charles Tournemire, Resurrection cycle, performed by Vincent Boucher on the Casavant organ of Sts-Anges-Gardiens, Lachine:                                                                             1)Choral-improvisation sur le Victimae paschali laudes;                                                                                                           2) Lento;                                                                                                        3) Office «Dominica Resurrectionis» L'Orgue mystique, op. 56/XVII: Paraphrase et double choral [BNQ]