Franck's Three Chorals #9049

…Rendering homage unto Cesar Franck in celebration of his December birthday and this year of the centenary of his death.

CÉSAR FRANCK: Choral No. 3 in a  Michael Murray (1888 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Sernin, Toulouse, France)

CÉSAR FRANCK: Elevation in A, fr L'Organiste  Ferenc Gergely (Pecs Catheral, Hungary)

CÉSAR FRANCK: Offertorium in A  Heinz Lohmann (1965 Klais/Jesuite Church, Mannheim)

CÉSAR FRANCK: Choral No. 2 in b  Wolfgang Rübsam (1880 Cavaillé-Coll/Cathedrale, Orleans, France)

CÉSAR FRANCK: La Procession  Aafje Heynis, a; Albert de Klerk (St. Peter's Church, Utrecht)

CÉSAR FRANCK: 3 Versets on Ave maris stella  Heinz Lohmann, organist (1965 Klais/Jesuite Church, Mannheim)

CÉSAR FRANCK: Psalm 150  Kiri Te Kanawa, s; Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Utah Symphony Orch; Julius Rudel, cond; John Longhurst (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/Mormon Tabernacle)

CÉSAR FRANCK: Petite Offertoire in E  George Lartigau (1858 Cavaille-Coll/St. Vincent de Paul Church, Paris)

CÉSAR FRANCK: Choral No. 1 in E  Jean Guillou (1989 van den Heuvel/St. Eustache, Paris, France)

The Trois Chorals, composed in 1890, were Franck's last works and likely now his best known and most often performed. As embellishment today, we've included several of his least known pieces.