1960 Beckerath organ Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
1960 Beckerath organ Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

New Vistas for the New Year #0802

…in preparation for our spring tour in Province Québec, a sampler of 19th and 20th century instruments in Montréal, Trois Riviers, Québec City and points in between.


Part 1

DENIS BÉDARD: Cortége, from TrilogieSylvie Poirier, Philip Crozier (1915; 1999 Casavant Frères/Église Tres-Saint-Nom-de-Jesus, Montréal, Québec, Canada) Amberola CD-7016

ANONYMOUS: Suite in F, from Livre d’Orgue de MontréalYves-G. Prefontaine (1991 Guilbault-Thérien/Chapelle du Grand Séminaire, Montréal, Québec, Canada) OHS CD-99

NICOLAS de GRIGNY: Dialogue a 2 Tailles, Agnus Dei from Livre d’OrgueJohn Grew (1981 Wolff/Redpath Hall, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada) ATMA ACD2169/70

JOHANN PACHELBEL: Magnificat Fugue, 6th tone –Raymond Daveluy (1889 Déry/Église Saint Isidore-de-Dorchester, Québec, Canada) Fonovox CD-7829

GEORG BÖHM: Praeludium in F –Yvone Larrivée (1897 Déry/Église Saint Michel-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada) Fonovox CD-7829

GABRIEL PIERNÉ: Prelude, Opus 29, number 1 –Jacques Boucher (1915; 1996 Casavant Frères/Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montréal, Québec, Canada) OHS CD-99

Part 2

JOSEPH BONNET: Prelude on Salve Regina, Opus 7, number 1 –Jacques Boucher (1901 Casavant Frères; 1954 Casavant Frères; 1986 Guilbault-Therien/Église du Gesu, Montréal, Québec, Canada) REM CD-311162

DOMENICO SCARLATTI: Sonata in A, K. 322 –Luc Beausejour (1866 Mitchell & Forté/Église du Gesu, Montréal, Québec, Canada) OHS CD-99

J.S. BACH: Concerto in G after Prince Johann Ernst, S. 592 –Genevieve Soly (1993 Wilhelm/Notre-Dame-de-la-Defense, Montréal, Québec, Canada) Analekta CD-23005

GILLES RIOUX: Improvisations on Ave maris stella and MagnificatGilles Rioux (1963 Casavant Frères/Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Cap, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada) ES CD-50494

Part 3

JEAN LeBUIS: Homage a Maurice Ravel –Jean LeBuis (1898 Brodeur/Église Saint-Joseph-de-Soulanges, Les Cedres, Québec, Canada) OHS CD-99

THÉODORE DUBOIS: MarciettaAlan Reesor (1891 Casavant Frères/Eglise Saint-François-Xavier, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada) OHS CD-99

JOHANN CASPAR FERDINAND FISCHER: Chaconne –Dom André Laberge (1973 Wolff/Ancienne abbaye Notre-Dame-du-Lac, Oka, Québec, Canada) OHS CD-99

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Herzlich tut mich verlangen, S. 727 –Bernard Lagacé (1961 Beckerath/Église Immaculée-Conception, Montréal, Québec, Canada) Analekta CD-23091

RAYMOND DAVELUY: Movement 2, Chaconne, from Organ Sonata Number 3 –Rachel Laurin (1960 Beckerath/Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal, Montréal, Québec, Canada) CBC CD-1111

Filler –DENIS BÉDARD: Cortege (see above)


This year’s annual Pipedreams Tour, May 18—30, 2008, will visit these and many other fascinating instruments as we travel from Montréal to Québec City and back. Want to join us? More information is available on the . And, for the future, you should know about the new Canadian International Organ Competition, with huge prizes, to be held in Montréal October 8-17, 2008. The closing date for entries is February 15, 2008.