Date Fact Information
20-03-1861 Completed: Cantilène pastorale - Souvenir, Opus 15 nr.3 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
15-10-1861 Completed: Première méditation, Opus 20 nr.1 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
22-10-1861 Completed: March upon Handel's Lift up your heads, Opus 15 nr.2 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
20-11-1861 Completed: Communion (no.2), Opus 19 nr.4 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
02-12-1861 Completed: Offertoire (unpublished), Opus 18b nr.2 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
05-12-1861 Completed: Prélude (unpublished), Opus 18b nr.1 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
29-04-1862 Inauguration of the new organ at Saint Sulpice in Paris The first performance of Guilmant in Paris, in colleboration with César Frank and Camille Saint-Saëns.
Guilmant played his Première Méditation, opus 20,1.
30-04-1862 Completed: Caprice, Opus 20 nr.3 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
02-05-1862 Concert performance at Saint Sulpice in Paris The first 'real' organ solo performance of Guilmant.
He played a Concerto of Händel, Praeludium und Fuge d-moll BWV 565 of J.S. Bach, Pastorale of Kullak and of his own compositions Communion (no.1) and Marche sur un thème de Händel from opus 15
01-06-1862 Completed: Prière (nr.1), Opus 16 nr.2 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
October 1862 Playing a presentation concert of a new organ in the workplace of Merklin-Schütze Together with Camille Saint-Saëns and François Benoist Guilmant played the new organ, build for the Cathedral of Arras.
December 1862 Completed: Offertoire sur deux Noëls, Opus 19 nr.2 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
27-08-1863 Completed: Allegro, Opus 18 nr.2 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
April 1864 Completed: Mélodie, Opus 17 nr.4 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
May 1864 Completed: Kyrie Eleison for Choir and Organ, opus 21 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
June 1864 Completed: Prière (nr.2), Opus 17 nr.1 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
April 1865 Completed: Andante con moto, Opus 16 nr.1 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
18-05-1865 First performance of Marche funèbre et chant séraphique, Opus 17 nr.3 (Paris) Played at the workplace of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll
21-07-1865 Completed: Invocation, Opus 18 nr.3 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
24-10-1865 Completed: Communion (no.1), Opus 15 nr.1 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
15-06-1866 Completed: Grand Choeur - Alla Händel, Opus 18 nr.1 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
04-08-1866 Baptism of Cécile Rosalie Thérèse Guilmant (Boulogne sur Mèr) Cécile was the only daughter of Guilmant. He dedicated his Noëls opus 60 to her.
23-09-1866 Completed: Deuxième méditation, Opus 20 nr.2 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
07-01-1867 Completed: Fugue, Opus 69 nr.4 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
27-07-1868 Concert of the Société Philharmonique with Guilmant as piano player (Boulogne-sur-Mer)  
06-08-1868 Inauguration concert of the new Cavaillé-Coll organ at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris Concert with six organists: César Franck, Auguste Durand, Alexis Chauvet, Charles-Marie Widor, Clément Loret and Félix-Alexandre Guilmant. Guilmant played his Marche Funèbre et Chant Séraphique, opus 17 nr.3.
16-03-1869 Inauguration of the new Cavaillé-Coll organ at Sainte-Trinité, Paris. The concert was given by five organist: César Franck, Auguste Durand, Charles-Alexis Chauvet, Camille Saint-Saëns and Charles-Marie Widor. Chauvet became the first 'organiste titulaire' of this church.
31-12-1869 Louis James Alfred Léfébure-Wély died in Paris Léfébure-Wély was organist at Saint Sulpice. He was succeeded by Charles-Marie Widor.
01-01-1870 Charles-Marie Widor prepocessed as organist of Saint Sulpice in Paris  
March 1870 Completed: Pastorale, Opus 26 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
May 1870 Completed: Marche nuptiale, Opus 25 nr.1 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
May 1870 Completed: Prière pour Violoncelle et Piano, Opus 22 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
06-10-1870 Completed: Élévation, Opus 25 nr.2 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)  
08-10-1870 Birth of Louis Vierne in Poitiers Louis Vierne became one of the most important pupils of Guilmant and Widor.
He was assistent at the Paris Conservatory and organist at Notre-Dame Cathedral.
He dedicated his first Symphony opus 14 to Guilmant.
December 1870 Completed: Deuxième offertoire sur des Noëls, Opus 33 nr.2 (Boulogne-sur-Mèr)
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