Organ History at Notre Dame #1942
…Olivier Latry joins Michael Barone to reflect on the legacy of performers and composers associated with France’s famous Cathedral.
TRADITIONAL: Kyrie “Orbis factor” –Notre Dame Cathedral Choirs/Jehan Revert; Michel Fischer* & Pierre Cochereau (r. 1976) Solstice FYCD-019
LOUIS VIERNE: Kyrie, fr Messe Solennelle, Op. 16 –Notre Dame Cathedral Choirs/Jehan Revert; Jacques Marichal* & Pierre Cochereau (r. 1978) Solstice FYCD-064
CLAUDE BALBASTRE: Marche des Marseillois et l’Air Ça Ira –Olivier Latry (r. 2013) Naïve 5338
PIERRE COCHEREAU: Improvised Basse de Trompette –Pierre Cochereau (r. 1977) Solstice FYCD-059
J. S. BACH: In dir ist Freude, BWV 615. VIERNE: Meditation-Improvisation –Louis Vierne (r. 1920) EMI 55037
OLIVIER LATRY: Improvisation –Olivier Latry (r. 2013) Naïve 5338
BACH: Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 –Olivier Latry (r. 2019) La Dolce Volta 69
BACH: Fantasy in g, BWV 542 –Olivier Latry (r. 2019) La Dolce Volta 69
Filler – TRADITIONAL: Magnificat –Cathedral Choirs & Pierre Cochereau (Solstice FY 019)
BACH: In dir ist Freude, BWV 615 –Olivier Latry (r. 2019) La Dolce Volta 69
LEONCE DE SAINT-MARTIN: Sanctus-Interlude-Benedictus, fr Mass in E, Op. 13 –Maitrise de Notre Dame/Jehan Rivert; Pierre Cochereau (r. 1966) Solstice 161
VIERNE: Final, fr Symphony No. 2, Op. 20 –Pierre Cochereau (r. 1955 & 1975) Solstice 177/8 & FYCD 028
JEAN-PIERRE LEGUAY: Communion Improvisation –Jean-Pierre Leguay (r. 1993) Edition Lade 003
COCHEREAU: Improvised Sortie –Pierre Cochereau (r. 1976) FYCD 019
BACH (trans. Duruflé): Ertöt’ uns durch dein’ Güte, fr BWV 22 –Olivier Latry (r. 2003) DG 474 8162
BACH: Fugue in g, BWV 542 –Olivier Latry (r. 2019) La Dolce Volta 69
Filler – VIERNE: Les cloches de Hinckley, Op. 53, #6 –Olivier Latry (BNL 112742)
Unless indicated otherwise (*), all performances feature the grand orgue of Notre Dame Cathedral, and recordings come from various points in the instrument’s evolution. This main gallery organ originally was built by Alexandre Thierry (1733), significantly expanded by François-Henri Clicquot (1788) and radically revised by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1867). The original C-C Barker-lever mechanical action console was replaced by an electric-action console @1963, along with further expansion of the specification at that time. A further modernization of the action (Synaptel), addition of stops, and extensive cleaning of the instrument took place between 1990-2014. The organ now boasts 130 stops and more than 8000 pipes and is the largest in France. The smaller 30-stop chancel/choir organ was made by Robert Boisseau in 1968 within the case of a prior instrument by Merklin from 1863.
Join Michael Barone in Dallas, TX on Sunday, November 17 at 2:30 p.m. for a special Pipedreams Live! event at the Meyerson Symphony Center in support of the Friends of Notre Dame de Paris. This Celebration of Notre-Dame Cathedral features resident soloist Bradley Hunter Welch and guests Shin-Young Lee of Paris and Philippe Lefebvre, one of the three titulaire organists of Notre Dame. Click here for further information about the situation at Notre Dame Cathedral.