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Charles Tournemire • Nativitas

Vincent Boucher, organ
Casavant Organ, Op. 615 1915-1995
(Restauration) Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church in Montreal

ACD2 2471

• Canadian organist Vincent Boucher continues his cycle of the organ music of Charles Tournemire (1870-1939) with volume 2 devoted to the Nativity.

• “To undertake this recording project is to face an unsuspected and gigantic quantity of music: 253 pieces of L'Orgue mystique, the symphonies, the poems, the collections…   It is also to find oneself in the presence of music that is innovative, mystical and poetic,” says Vincent Boucher.

• Vincent Boucher has performed extensively, both in Canada and in Europe, notably at the cathedrals of Chartres, Bourges, and Notre-Dame de Paris.   In 2000 he won first prize in the John Robb Organ Competition.   In 2002, he won the Académie de musique du Québec's Prix d'Europe, which had not been given to an organist since 1966.   In 2003 he was awarded an Opus Prize in the category Discovery of the Year.   He has already made six award-winning and highly praised recordings on the ATMA Classique label.


  1. Cinq improvisations reconstituées par Maurice Duruflé (1930)

Improvisation sur le Te Deum
  2. -   6. Variae preces, 40 pièces pour harmonium, op. 21 (1901-1902)

Cinq Noëls originaux en forme de Versets
  7. Fresque Symphonique sacrée, op. 75 (1938-1939)

  8. -   9. Postludes libres pour des Antiennes de Magnificat, pour orgue sans pédale ou harmonium, op. 68 (1935)
              Amen no 2 « Nativitas D.N. Jesu Christi » Postlude no 3 « Hodie Christus natus est » (Nativitas D.N. Jesu Christi)

10. - 14. Petites fleurs musicales, op. 66 (1932, 33/34)
              Office « Nativitas D.N. Jesu Christi »

15. - 19. L'Orgue mystique, op. 55/III (1927-1932)
              Office « Nativitas D.N. Jesu Christi &#raquo;

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