Episode #1216

Celebrating Église Saint Sulpice

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Parisian church Église Saint Sulpice enjoyed the world’s largest musical instrument when its mighty 100-stop Cavaillé-Coll pipe organ was inaugurated 150 years ago, on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1862.

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Prelude & Fugue in B, Opus 7, number 1 –Daniel Roth, organist. Motette CD MOT 12581.

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Moderato, from Symphonie gothique, Number 9, Opus 70 –Charles-Marie Widor, organist, recorded 1932. EMI Classics 55037.

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Moderato, from Symphonie romane, Number 10, Opus 73 –Daniel Roth, organist. Motette CD MOT 11141.

LOUIS VIERNE: Gloria, from Messe Solennelle, Opus 16 –Oratorio Choir of Paris, Jean Sourisse, conductor; Daniel Roth, organist. JAV CD-179

J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in a, BWV 543 –Marcel Dupré, organist, recorded 1959. Mercury 90227.

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Cortege et Litanie, Opus 19, number 2 –Michael Murray, organist. Telarc 60516.

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