Raymond Daveluy (1926-2016)
Raymond Daveluy (1926-2016)

Raymond Daveluy (1926-2016): In Memoriam #1646

…a tribute to the venerable recitalist, composer, and teacher who for 42 years was master of the mighty Beckerath organ at the Oratoire Saint-Joseph in Montreal.

Hour 1

J. S. BACH: Toccata in C, BWV 564 –Raymond Daveluy (1960 Beckerath/Oratoire Saint-Joseph, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) Musicus 33109

LOUIS CLAUDE D’AQUIN: Noël Etranger (No. 8) -- Raymond Daveluy (1960 Beckerath/Oratoire Saint-Joseph, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) Analekta 28225

RAYMOND DAVELUY: Allegro ma non troppo (i.), fr Organ Sonata No. 2 (1957) –Rachel Laurin (1960 Beckerath/Oratoire Saint-Joseph, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) CBC Records 1111

DAVELUY: Kyrie, fr Mass in e –Choir of the Basilica/Jean-Pierre Guindon, director; Rachel Laurin (1890-1991 Casavant/Basilique Notre-Dame, Montreal) Basilique Notre Dame 005

DAVELUY: Chaconne, fr Sonata No. 3 (1960) –Gaston Arel (1973 Wolff/Notre-Dame du Lac, Oka, Quebec) REM 311154

DAVELUY: Organ Concerto (1st mvt.) –Festival Orchestra/Raymond Daveluy, conductor; Gaston Arel (1890-1991 Casavant/Basilique Notre-Dame, Montreal) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/27/81)

Hour 2

DAVELUY: Valet will ich dir gebenMichelle Quintal (1964 Casavant/Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Cap, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec) Quintal 1991

DAVELUY: Herzlich tut mich erfreuenRegis Rousseau (1890-1991 Casavant/Basilique Notre-Dame, Montreal) Basilique Notre Dame 007

BACH: Adagio & Fugue in C, BWV 564 –Raymond Daveluy (1960 Beckerath/Oratoire Saint-Joseph, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) Musicus 33109

DAVELUY: Organ Concerto (mvt. 2 & 3) –Festival Orchestra/Raymond Daveluy, conductor; Gaston Arel (1890-1991 Casavant/Basilique Notre-Dame, Montreal) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/27/81)

DAVELUY: Final, fr Organ Sonata No. 5 (1993) –Rachel Laurin (1960 Beckerath/Oratoire Saint-Joseph, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) CBC Records 1111

 

We had hoped this program would be part of the celebration of Messr. Daveluy’s 90th birthday, an anniversary he did not live to see (b. 12/23/26 - d. 9/1/16).

The interview was recorded at his Montreal apartment in October 2011. Additional excerpts from our conversation with Messr. Daveluy (in English) can be enjoyed here:

Pierre Nadeau of Société Radio-Canada filmed an interview (in French) with Messr. Daveluy in February 1961, shortly after the installation of the Beckerath pipe organ at the Oratoire Saint-Joseph in Montreal:
           Part 1
          Part 2

You also can view an extended master-class featuring Daveluy, filmed at the Church of St. John the Baptist in Montreal.