Louis Vierne at Notre Dame
Louis Vierne at Notre Dame
Rollin Smith

Venerable Vierne #2040

. . . a celebration of the legacy of the famed organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, Louis Vierne, on the sesquicentennial of his birth (b. 10/8/1870)

Hour One

J. S. BACHPrelude in e, BWV 533 –Louis Vierne (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) EMI 153-16411/5 (r. 1928)

LOUIS VIERNE:   Allegro (i.), fr Symphony No. 2 in e, Op. 20Pierre Cochereau (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) Solstice 177/8 & FY 028 (r. 1955 & 1975)

VIERNEDédicace, Op. 54, no 1Olivier Latry (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) BNL 112742

BACH (trans. Vierne):  Sicilienne, fr BWV 1031Christine Kamp (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/Abbey of St. Ouen, Rouen) Festivo 6962052

VIERNEPrelude, fr Symphony No. 1, Op. 14VIERNEAria, fr Symphony No. 6, Op. 59VIERNECarillon de Westminster, Op. 54, no. 6Todd Wilson (1988-2015 ‘Aeolian-Skinner’/Blackstone Residence, Cleveland, OH) PD Archive (r. 5/17/19).  Check online for expanded video and audio coverage of this concert.

Filler - VIERNE:  Meditation-Improvisation –Louis Vierne, r. 1928 (Notre Dame Cathedral) EMI 153-16411/5


Hour Two

VIERNE:  Marche episcopale in D (improvisation, r. 1928) –Louis Vierne (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) EMI 153-16411/5

ÉMILE BOURDONÉlegie a la mémoire de Louis Vierne, Op. 18, no. 8 –Maurice Duruflé (1850 Callinet-1959 Müller/Collégiale Saint-Jacques, Sallanches, France) Solstice 251

VIERNEMesse Basse, Op. 30 (Entrée-Introit-Offertoire-Elevation-Sortie)Wolfgang Rübsam (1880 Cavaillé-Coll/St. François-de-Sales, Lyon) IFO Organ 7266

VIERNECantique a Saint Louis de Gonzague (1926)Ioan Micu, tenor; Koor Nieuwe Nuzick/René Nieuwint; Christine Kamp (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Ouen Abbey, Rouen) Festivo 6962052

VIERNEPiece Symphonique for Organ & Orchestra (Scherzo-Adagio-Final)Holland Symfonia/Ermanno Florio; Christine Kamp (1875 Cavaillé-Coll+2005 Flentrop/Haarlem Philharmonie) Festivo 6962232

Filler – VIERNE:  Allegro (i.), fr Symphony No. 2 –Pierre Cochereau, r. 1975 (Notre Dame Cathedral) FY 028

For additional enjoyment, we invite you to listen to this Vierne-focused program from our archive (#1722 - “Hey, Louis, Louis”), as well as any number of other programs found there in which Vierne’s music is included.  Though many organists will pay tribute to the Vierne Sesquicentennial, we point out two, featuring Christopher Houlihan at Trinity College in Hartford, and Eric Plutz at Princeton University.

Continuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley by their family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. of Warrensburg, MO, and Schoenstein and Company, Pipe Organ Builders of Benecia, CA, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.