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Dom André Laberge is organist at the Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac (Quebec, Canada).   He first studied at the Quebec Music Conservatoire in Montreal where he had Bernard Lagace (organ), Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord), Gilles Tremblay (musical analysis), and Frangoise Aubut (harmony and counterpoint) as teachers.   At the end of his studies in 1972, he won a First Prize in organ, a First Prize in harpsichord, and a First Prize in analysis.   With grants from the Canada Council for the Arts in 1978 and 1979, Dom Laberge went to Europe to further develop his technique and musicianship.   He worked on the organ with Xavier Darasse in Toulouse and the harpsichord with Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam.   Since his return to Canada in 1979, Dom Laberge has divided his time - besides his monastic duties and his tasks as the Abbey Prior, Novice Master, and Organist - between private teaching and recording.

(1685 - 1750)

[1]   Piece d'orgue (Fantaisie) en sol majeur 8:54
        in G major, BWV 572
        Tres vitement - Gravement - Lentement

        Quatre chorals
        Four Chorales (Orgelbiichlein)
[2]   Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 605 1:46
[3]   Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, BWV 638 1:07
[4]   In dulci jubilo, BWV 608 1:43
[5]   Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 636 1:22

[6]   Partite diverse sopra &alquo; Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig &arquo;, BWV 768 21:26

        Deux chorals
        Two Chorales (Orgelbüchlein)
[7]   0 Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV 622 5.27
[8]   0 Lamm Gottes unschuldig, BWV 617 3:59

        Sonate en trio n° 4 en mi mineur, BWV 528 11:25
        Trio Sonata No. 4 in E minor
[9]   Adagio - Vivace 2:50
[10] Andante 5:48
[11] Un poco allegro 2:47

        Choral / Chorale (Orgelbiichlein)
[12] Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sind, BWV 641 2:04

        Prélude et fugue en mi mineur, BWV 548 14:03
        Prelude and Fugue in E minor
[13] Prelude 6:28
[14] Fugue 7:35

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