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Vincent Boucher
Scarlatti, Bach,Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Daquin, Pärt, Tomasi, Tournemire

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• Organist Vincent Boucher has recorded with ATMA Classique for 10 years, and to mark this milestone, we are pleased to release a compilation album selected from organ works written over the past 300 years.   Eight composers, ranging from Johann Pachelbel to Arvo Pärt, are represented.   Performed on some of the most significant organs made in Canada during the past half century, these works highlight the beauty of these instruments and the skill of Casavant Frères, Karl Wilhelm, Rudolf Von Beckarath, Juget-Sinclair, and Helmuth Wolff — craftsmen who have helped make Montreal the organ capital of North America.

• Vincent Boucher's first recording for ATMA was an album of keyboard sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. Released in 2005, it was rated 10/10 by the American online magazine, and received a Supersonic Award by the Belgian magazine Pizzicato.

• Since February 1st, 2015, Vincent Boucher has been the official organist at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Montreal, playing for masses and celebrations on the oratory's two organs. One of them, the Beckerath, boasts 78 stops and 5,811 pipes on five keyboards, making it the largest purely mechanical-action organ in the country. Boucher also continues a great tradition by serving as artistic director of the oratory's Sunday organ concert series, now in its 55th season.

• Vincent Boucher enjoys a true double career, pursuing both music and finance professionally. He has completed a doctorate in performance at McGill University with John Grew and WIlliam Porter; furthered his studies in Vienna with Michael Gailit, and later in Paris with Pierre Pincemaille; and has taken private classes with James David Christie. 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. He has made 7 ATMA recordings which have won a number of prizes and the praise of critics.

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
  1. Sonate K 31 en sol mineur (4:59)
  2. Sonate K 56 en do mineur (4:13)
  3. Sonate K 61 en la mineur (4:07)

J. S. Bach (1685-1750) / after Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  4. Concerto pour orgue en la mineur, BWV 593 - III. Allegro (3:52)

Antonio Vivaldi
  5. Stabat Mater (2:45) (Transcription by Vincent Boucher)

J. S. Bach / after Vivaldi
  6. Concerto in F major , BWV 978 - I. Allegro (2:32)

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
  7. Chaconne en fa mineur, POP 16 (7:33)

Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772)
  8. VI. Noël sur les jeux d'anches sans tremblant et en duo (4:52)
  9. VII. Noël en trio et en dialogue, le cornet de récit de la main droite,
      la tierce du positif de la main gauche. « Chrétiens qui suivez l'Église » (4:17)

Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)

Seiben Magnificat-Antiphonen (Transcription by Vincent Boucher)
10. Schlüssel Davids (2:05) 11. Adonai (2:15)
12. O König Aller Völker (1:26)

Henri Tomasi (1901-1971)
13. Variations grégoriennes sur un Salve Regina (6:33)

Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
14. Choral-Improvisation sur le Victimae Paschali Laudes (9:48)
15. Petites fleurs musicales, Office de la Nativité : Offertoire (1:54)
16. Elevation (1:12)
17. L'Orgue mystique, op. 57, Office de la Pentecôte:
      Choral Alléluiatique no 2 (7:48)

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