Intermezzo Allegro. Marche pontificale. Finale Allegro. Praeludium circulare. Pastorale Moderato. Salve Regina. Adagio Andante. Scherzo Allegro. Final Allegro molto.
Fugue Moderato assai Fugue Moderato assai. Andante cantabile Dolce. Scherzo Allegro vivace. Finale Moderato. Introduction et Allegro risoluto. Adagio con affetto. Scherzo: Allegro vivace. Andante sostenuto. Adagio - Andante - Allegro. Vivace - Tranquillamente - Allegro - Largo.
Allegro risoluto. Moderato cantabile. Tempo giusto. Messe solennelle, op. Quatre Motets, op. Surrexit a mortuis, op. Suite Gothique, op. Introduction and Allegro. Largo e maestoso - Allegro - Tempo primo. Andante quasi allegretto. Allegro assai - Andante maestoso - Tempo primo. Symphony for Organ no. Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani. Symphony No. Andante con moto quasi moderato.
📌 Charles-Marie Widor
Molto vivace. Bach's organ works as prerequisites to effective improvisation. Later , he gave up this post to become composition professor at the same institution. Albert Schweitzer also studied with Widor, mainly from ; master and pupil collaborated on an annotated edition of J. Bach's organ works published in Widor, whose own master Lemmens was an important Bach exponent, encouraged Schweitzer's theological exploration of Bach's music.
Among the leading organ recitalists of his time, Widor visited in this capacity many different nations, including Russia, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, Poland and Switzerland. He was the Director until , when he was succeeded by Maurice Ravel. His close friend, Isidor Philipp gave piano lessons there, and Nadia Boulanger taught an entire generation of new composers. The year-old Mathilde was a member of one of the oldest and most prominent families of Europe. She died in there were no children from this union. On December 31, , Widor resigned his position at Saint-Sulpice.
Three years later he suffered a stroke which paralysed the right side of his body, although he remained mentally alert to the last. He died at his home in Paris on March 12, and his remains were interred in the crypt of Saint-Sulpice four days later. Widor wrote music for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles some of his songs for voice and piano are especially notable and composed four operas and a ballet , but only his works for organ are played with any regularity today.
The organ symphonies are his most significant contribution to the organ repertoire.
It seems unusual to assign the term " symphony " to a work written for one instrument. However, Widor was at the forefront of a revival in French organ music, which had sunk to its nadir during the early nineteenth century. The organ of the Baroque and Classical periods was designed to project a clear and crisp sound capable of handling contrapuntal writing.
This new style of organ, with a truly orchestral range of voicing and unprecedented abilities for smooth crescendos and diminuendos, encouraged composers to write music that was truly symphonic in scope. Widor's symphonies can be divided into three groups.
Symphonie Romane, Op. 73: Movt. 4 Sheet Music by Charles-Marie Widor
The first four symphonies comprise Op. They represent Widor's early style. Widor made later revisions to the earlier symphonies. Some of these revisions were quite extensive. The Fifth Symphony has five movements, the last of which is the famous Toccata. The Sixth Symphony is also famous for its opening movement.