French Symphonique

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Instructor: Michel Bouvard
Location: Église de Gesú
Time: 8:30-10:30

NB:  Week 1 is full for active participants, registration for auditors is still open


French Symphonique: Franck, Guilmant, Vierne, Widor

To mark the centenary of the death of Alexander Guilmant, the course will explore some of his works, by situating and comparing them with some of the greatest pieces of his time composed by his illustrious colleagues and friends, Cesar Franck, Charles-Marie Widor, Louis Vierne


Six pièces, org, 1856–64 (1868) (extraits) : Prélude, fugue et variation, b, also transcr. 2 pf/pf, hmn, 1873 (?c1873)
Pastorale, E
Prière, c♯
Trois pièces, org, 1878 (1883) : Fantaisie, A; Cantabile, B; Pièce héroïque, b
Trois chorals, E, b, a, org, 1890 (1892)

1ère sonate
5ème sonate
Pièces en différents styles :
op. 19, cinquième livraison : Allegretto en si mineur, Verset-Fantaisie en fa majeur
op. 44, onzième livraison : Élégie et fugue en fa mineur (1875)
op. 71, quinzième livraison : Prière et Berceuse, (1888)

Symphonie no. 1, op. 14, 1898–9
Symphonie no. 2, op. 20, 1902–3
Symphonie no. 3, op. 28, 1911
Westminster, Clair de lune, Toccata, Impromptu

Symphonies 5
Symphonie romane, op. 73 (1900)