Pupils of Félix-Alexandre Guilmant


Introduction
Guilmant had many pupils. He worked as a teacher at the French Conservatory in Paris and at the Schola Cantorum. But also many students visited his house during their stay in Paris. Among his pupils are many foreign persons, especially from the USA and Canada. During his American tours he also tought. As a honour to Guilmant the New York music school was named the Guilmant Organ School. Here is a list of Guilmant students with some more information about their person and career.

Jacob F. Adelfer
Louis Marie François Andlauer
(1877-1915)
Organist at Notre-Dames-des-Champs and Eglise Saint-Eloi in Paris.
He wrote 'Two Short Pieces for Organ', published in book one of "Les Maitres Contemporains de l'Orgue" in 1911.
George Whitfield Andrews
(1861-1932)
Dr George Whitfield Andrews was a pupil of Rheinberger, Guilmant and others. He became musical director in Oberlin in 1903, where he also had studied. He was the organist of Second Church in Oberlin for almost 50 years. At the Oberlin Conservatory he taught organ and composition since 1886. Andrews was one of the founders of the American Guild of Organists.
He wrote several compositions, including the following:
  • Fugue in A minor (1899), published in l'Orgue Moderne, livraison 14
  • Academic Processional (1900)
  • At Home With the Lord (1901)
  • March in C minor (1910)
  • Poco agitato (1911)
  • Con grazia in Fis minor (1919)
  • Two Serenades (1919)
  • From the Mountainside (1922)
  • In Wintertime (1922)
  • Sunset Shadows (1922)
  • Three Pieces (1922) - In Wintertime / From the Mountainside / Sunset Shadows
  • A song of Devotion (1923) - for organ, violin and cello
  • Processional March in B flat (1925)
  • Intermezzo (1927)
  • Song of Devotion (organ, violin & cello)
William I. Andrus
Emile Aviné Studied with Guilmant until 1904.
John Bachelder
George L. Backus
Alfred Baehrens
Augustin Barié
(1883-1915)
Augustin Barié was blind from his birth. He studied organ with Guilmant and Widor. Later he was appointed organist of the Eglise Saint-Germaine-des-Prés in Paris. He composed a few works and died at the early age of 32 years during the First World War. He was succeeded by André Marchal.
Compositions:
  • Elégie en la mineur - published in book one of "Les Maitres Contemporains de l'Orgue" in 1911
  • Symphonie pour Orgue en Si-bémol majeur - opus 5 (1911)
  • Trois Pièces pour Orgue (Marche - Lamento - Toccata) - opus 7 (1911)
  • O.B. Bass
    William D. Belknap
    Elizabeth Benedict
    John Victor Bergquist
    (1877-1935)
    Organist in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Studied with Guilmant about 1900.
    He composed three sonatas for organ. Only one has been published: Sonata in C-minor (1902).
    Joseph-Arthur Bernier
    (1877-1944)
    Information from The Canadian Encyclopedia:
    Joseph-Arthur Bernier was born on March 19, 1877 in Lévis, Québec, Canada.
    He received his early musical education from his mother and continued his musical studies in Quebec City with Gustave Gagnon and Philéas Roy (organ and piano) while completing his general education at the Collège de Lévis. He was organist 1892-1908 at St-Sauveur Church and 1908-17 at Notre-Dame-de-Jacques-Cartier Church in Quebec City. He completed his training 1902-3 in Paris with Alexandre Guilmant (organ) and Félix Fourdrain (composition). The cellist Jean Gérardy, the violinist Ovide Musin, and other musicians sought his services as an accompanist. In 1903 he became a member of the Société des auteurs et compositeurs de Paris. In Montreal he inaugurated the organs of the churches of Saint-Pierre in 1908, Saint-Jean-Baptiste in 1915, and Sacré-Coeur in 1917, and several US churches invited him to perform the same service. He gave recitals in Buffalo in 1901, Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1905, Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1910, Phoenix in 1915, and Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in 1917. He also played in Toronto in 1914, and in Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, in 1918. In 1917 he became organist at the Union musicale de Québec and at St-Jean-Baptiste Church in Québec City, a post he held until his death. At Laval University 1922-44 he taught, among others, Charles-Eugène Albert, Dantès Belleau, Clotilde Coulombe, Rolland-G. Gingras, and Omer Létourneau. He served 1910-11 and 1912-13 as president of the AMQ.
    Bernier died on April 28, 1944 in Québec City, Canada.
    Bernier's compositions include four masses for female voices; several motets published chiefly by Québec City's Procure générale de musique; pieces for organ, violin (Berceuse), oboe (Pastorale), and cello (Cantilène), published in Paris by A. Débert (1903); a Mazurka for piano (Lavigueur et Hutchison 1906); and some other secular music.
    His Méditation for organ was published in Canadian Musical Heritage (CMH), vol 4a.
    (Joseph) Ermend Bonnal
    (1880-1944)
    French organist and composer. Studied with Guilmant in 1904. He wrote many works for organ, chamber music and songs. Bonnal was organist in Bayonne and later succeeded Tournemire at the Sainte-Clotilde in Paris, where he remained until his death.
    See the website dedicated to Bonnal for more information: www.bonnal.org.
    • Allégresse, opus 27/2
    • Bosphore
    • Cantique Protestant
    • Chorale de l'Insomnie
    • Deux Improvisations, opus 27/1 and opus 27/4 - published in book one of "Les Maitres Contemporains de l'Orgue" in 1911
    • Deux Quatuors à Cordes
    • Fugue sur un Thème de César Franck
    • Improvisation, opus 23
    • Les Carillons de Buglose
    • Legende, opus 33
    • Noel Landais (1919)
    • Paysages Euskariens (La Vallée du Béhorleguy, Au matin - Le Berger d'Ahusquy - Cloches dans le Ciel) (1931)
    • Paysage Landais (1904)
    • Petit Noel (1931)
    • Petit Poème, opus 29
    • Petite Rhapsody Brétonne (1898)
    • Quatre Pièces d'Orgue, opus 26 (1908)
    • Reflets Solaires, opus 17 (1906)
    • Six Pièces (1916)
    • Sur le sac triste (Berceuse)
    • Symphony d'après 'Media Vita' (1932)
    • Trio: Bidassoa
    • Trio: Navarra
    • Trio: Rhapsodie du Sud
    • Verset
    Joseph Élie Georges Marie Bonnet
    (1884-1944)

    (Photo: Collection of the Library of Congres)
    Student of Guilmant from 1901 to 1906. He became organist of the Church of Saint Eustache in Paris in March 1906 and got the first price for organ at the conservatory in July 1906. Bonnet was a close friend of Guilmant. He wrote a composition (Lamento) in memoriam of Guilmant's wife, and another piece (Pie Jesu) in memoriam of Guilmant. Bonnet succeeded Guilmant in 1911 as the organist of the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire in Paris. Bonnet was very famous as a concert organist, and he also published a lot of old organ music. The first Schott edition of Guilmant's works after his death was edited by Bonnet, in co-operation with Eaglefield Hull and Lemare.
    There is a very good website on Joseph Bonnet, containing a complete list of his compositions, pictures and bibliographical information.
    Roger Boucher
    (1885-1915)
    Pupil of Guilmant and Widor. He became organist of the Eglise Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin in Paris. Roger Boucher died in the First World War in 1915.
    He published only one composition, a Cantabile for organ in book two of "Les Maitres Contemporains de l'Orgue" in 1911.
    Nadia Juliette Boulanger
    (1887-1979)
    Nadia Juliette Boulanger studied with Guilmant in 1905.
    Her father was professor at the Conservatory in Paris. Her sister Lili Juliette (1893-1918) was a great composer. She wrote many fine works in her short life and won the Prix of Rome in 1913.
    Nadia Boulanger was very musical and started studying at the Conservatory in 1897, only ten years old. She studied composition with Gabriel Fauré and organ with Guilmant en Louis Vierne.
    In 1921 she became professor of harmony, counterpoint and composition at the American Conservatory of Music in Fontainebleau.
    Nadia Boulanger was a famous teacher herself. Among her pupils are many important and well known American composers of the twentieth century, including Aaron Copland, Philip Glass and Charles Fisk.
    Among her compositions are:
  • Improvisation
  • Petit Canon
  • Prélude en fa mineur
  • All published in book two of "Les Maitres Contemporains de l'Orgue" in 1911.
  • Pièce sur des airs populaires Flamands (1918)
  • Joseph Boulnois
    (1884-1918)
    Joseph Boulnois was born on January 28, 1884 in a small French village called Verneuil-en-Halatte. As a young boy he started playing the organ and soon he became organist in the neighbourhood. He studied at the Paris Conservatory and moved to Paris in 1904, but he continued his appointment as organist in the village of Pont-Sainte-Maxence. He studied with Dubois, Guilmant, Fauré en Vierne. In 1908 he became organist of the Church of the Sainte-Elisabeth-du-Temple in Paris.
    In 1914 he was called for duty in the army during the First World War. Only a few weeks before the end of the war he died in action on October 20, 1918.
    Some of his compositions are:
  • La Basilique - pour piano
  • Choral en Fa-dièze mineur
  • Elévation pour Orgue
  • Hymne a Bacchus
  • Musette et Bidon
  • Paraphrase Symphonique sur l'Alleluia de la Dedicace de Saint-Michel (1914) - published in book eight of "Les Maitres Contemporains de l'Orgue"
  • Quatre Pièces - published in book two of "Les Maitres Contemporains de l'Orgue" in 1911
  • Roses de Saasi
  • Sainte-Cécile au milieu d'un grand concert des anges
  • Sonate pour Piano
  • Sonate pour Violoncelle et Piano
  • Suite pour Piano et Violoncelle
  • Trio pour Piano, Violon et Violoncelle
  • Trois Pièces pour Orgue - Fugue / La Toussaint / Choral
  • Emile Bourdon
    (1884-1974)
    Emile Bourdon studied with Guilmant until 1911. For health reasons he had to leave the conservatory in 1911 to stay in a sanatorium.
    He lived as an organist in Monaco, where he played the Mutin organ of the Cathedral, inaugurated by himself on April 8, 1922. He was professor for organ at the Conservatory in Nice until 1951. Emile Bourdon retired as cathedral organist in 1968. Marcel Dupré and Emile Bourdon were close friends.
    Compositions:
  • Choral Varié sur l’hymne Ave Maris Stella (1916)
  • Dix Pièces pour Orgue - opus 7 (Offertoire pour la Fête de l'Assomption / Carillons / Méditation / Sortie / Bénédiction Nuptiale / In memoriam / Sur l'Alleluia / Légende / Triptyque Fête-Dieu / Toccata sur deux Noëls) (1921)
  • Première Symphonie - opus 10 (Romance, Intermezzo)
  • Dix Nouvelles Pièces pour Orgue - opus 18 (Offertoire sur l'honneur de Saint / Elégie / Intermezzo / Canzonetta / Postlude / Fantaisie Rhapsodique / Menuet / Pièce sur des Graduels / Final Romantique / Alleluias de Pâques)
  • Marche Solennelle pour Orgue - opus 19 (1947)
  • Allegro symphonique - opus 32
  • Cortège Nuptial - opus 38 (1956) - composed for the wedding service of prince Rainier III and princess Grace of Monaco, played by Bourdon at April 19, 1956
  • Idylle pour orchestre
  • Noël de Saboly
  • Poème élégiaque pour violoncelle et orchestre
  • Toccata sur 2
  • Trio en mi mineur pour piano, violon et violoncelle
  • Clarence W. Bowers
    Cyprien Boyer
    (1853-1926)
    Born on March 16, 1853 in Saint-Martial-de-Nabirat (Dordogne, France). Cyprien Boyer was organist of the Petit Séminaire in Bergerac. He died on September 9, 1926 in Perigueux, France.
    Compositions:
  • Douze Pièces pour Orgue ou Harmonium (à mon ami, l'abbé J. Boussion)
    St. Laurent-sur-Sèvre: L. J. Biton ("Selecta Opera" no.1)
    • 1. Prélude ou Verset Final en ré mineur
    • 2. Allegro moderato in Si-bémol majeur
    • 3. Offertoire bref in Fa majeur
    • 4. Un peu lent en ut mineur
    • 5. Allegretto en ré mineur
    • 6. Prière en La majeur
    • 7. Élévation en Mi majeur
    • 8. Élévation en sol mineur
    • 9. Communion en La-bémol majeur
    • 10. Allegretto en sol mineur
    • 11. Memento en la mineur
    • 12. Sortie en si mineur
  • William Brice
    Sebastian Howard Brown
    (born in 1903)
    Organ and music teacher in Middlesex. In 1965 he published his 'Wedding Music for Dan and Thelma'.
    Minnie B. Caldwell Minnie B. Caldwell has been the conductor of the Chapel Choir of Ann Arbor High School.
    Tracy J. Cannon
    William C. Carl
    (1865-1936)
    William Cane Carl, born in Bloomfield, New Jersey in 1865, studied in Paris with Guilmant in 1891/1892. He and Guilmant became good friends. William Carl became organist of the First Presbyterian Church in Newark, New Jersey in 1882. In 1892 he became organist of the First Presbyterian Church at Fifth Avenue in New York City. During the second tour of Guilmant in America in 1898 William Carl founded the Guilmant Organ School. Since October 1899 this School had his lessons at the First Presbyterian Church. William Carl died on December 8, 1936 in New York. The Guilmant Organ School left the First Presbyteran Church in 1963 and closed in the early seventies.
    William Carl published many music books containing compositions of several composers, like the "Ecclesiae Organum" (Organ Music for The Church Service). He edited three organ albums with works of Guilmant for Schott.
    Alexandre Cellier
    (1883-1968)
    Alexandre Eugène Cellier was born on June 17, 1883. He died on March 4, 1968.
    Cellier studied with Guilmant until 1908. He was the organist of the Temple d'Etoile in Paris.
    Compositions:
  • Suite Symphonique pour Orgue en Sol majeur (1906)
  • Meditation - published in book two of "Les Maitres Contemporains de l'Orgue" in 1911
  • Pièce Symphonique - published in book two of "Les Maitres Contemporains de l'Orgue" in 1911
  • Cortège - published in book four of "Les Maitres Contemporains de l'Orgue"
  • Dans la vielle Abbeye - published in book four of "Les Maitres Contemporains de l'Orgue"
  • Offertoire pour le jour de l'Ascension - published in book eight of "Les Maitres Contemporains de l'Orgue"
  • Etude en mi mineur pour Orgue (1916)
  • Suite de Pèlerinages (1923)
  • Trois Choral-Paraphrases (1936) - Douleur / Esperance / La joie (Psaume 138)
  • Eglises et Paysages (1943)
  • Prélude et Fugue (published in 'Orgue et Liturgie', volume 33)
  • Choral-Prélude sur Psaume 65 (published in 'Orgue et Liturgie', volume 38)
  • Thème et variations sur le Psaume 149 du Psautier de la Réforme "Chantez à Dieu chanson nouvelle" (published in 'Orgue et Liturgie', volume 66)
  • Rhapsodie
  • Concerto
  • Invocation pour orgue, violin, violoncelle et harpe
  • Elvira L. Chenevert
    Frank Martin Church
    (1874-1959)
    Frank Martin Church was born in Sandusky, Ohio on April 20, 1874. He studied in the Oberlin Conservatory of Music from 1894 - 1898. After his graduation from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1901 he studied with Guilmant and Widor from 1903 - 1905.
    He made carier as organist, teacher and composer. He was director of music at Columbia College, Baylor University at Waco, Texas, Greensboro College and Athens College in Alabama. Frank Church retired in 1953. He died in Chevy Chase, Maryland on September 28, 1959.
    For a list of compositions (mostly unpublished) take a look at the Oberlin College Archives.
    J. Arthur Colburn
    James D.D. Comey
    (1869-?)
    Musical teacher. Born in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts in March 1869. He died in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts.
    David E. Crozier
    S.D. Cushing
    C. Will Day
    Abel Décaux
    (1869-1943)
    Abel-Marie Décaux was born in 1869 in Auffay, France. He studied composition with Jules Massenet and organ with Widor at the Paris Conservatory and Guilmant at the Schola Cantorum. He was the organist titulair of the organ of the famous Sacré-Coeur in Paris during 20 years (1903-1923). On October 16, 1919, Décaux inaugurated the great 'new' Sacré-Coeur Organ, in collaboration with Marcel Dupré and Charles-Marie Widor.
    Décaux teached organ at the Schola Cantorum in Paris and also in the United States of America from 1923 to 1935 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. After his return to France in 1935 he teached at the César Frank organ school.
    He was famous as an improvisor, but published only two compositions:
  • 'Clairs de Lune', written for piano. It's a suite of four pieces, Minuit Passe - La ruelle - La cimitière - La mèr.
  • Fughette sur 'Ave Maris Stella' for organ - published in book seven of "Les Maitres Contemporains de l'Orgue"

  • Décaux was one of the performers at the Guilmant memorial concert on March 12, 1937. Décaux died six years later, on March 19, 1943.
    Gaston M. Dethier
    (1875-1958)
    Gaston Dethier was born in Belgium, but lived in the USA.
    He composed a Procession Solennelle, published by J. Fischer in 1908.
    Clarence Dickinson
    (1873-1969)
    Studied with Moritz Moszkowski, Alexandre Guilmant and Gabriel Pierné in Paris. Dickinson was organist of the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City and director of music at the Union Theological Seminary. One of the founders of the American Guild of Organists.
  • Berceuse (1908)
  • Exaltation for organ - also published for organ, violin and cello (1916)
  • Andante Serioso for organ (1917)
  • Canzona for organ (1917)
  • Organ Symphony "Storm King" (1920)
  • Romance for organ (1922)
  • Memories (1925)
  • Old Dutch Lullaby for organ and harp (1928)
  • Two Preludes on Ancient Melodies for organ (1936)
  • Meditation on "Herzliebster Jesu" for organ (1936)
  • Joy of the Redeemed for organ and brass (1950)
  • James T. Duncan
    John W. Dunham
    Marcel Dupré
    (1886-1971)
    Marcel Dupré was born on May 3, 1886 in Rouen. His father Albert was a friend of Guilmant, who knew Marcel from his birth. He got his first lessons from his father, and studied at the Conservatory with Diémer, Guilmant and Widor.
    In his life Dupré became one of the most famous organists of the twentieth century. He won the Prix de Rome in 1914 for his cantate 'Psyché'. Famous as improviser he also wrote many compositions, most of them for organ. Dupré succeeded Widor in 1934 as organist of the Saint-Sulpice in Paris. In 1926 he moved to Meudon and bought the house organ of Guilmant, which he installed in his own house. Dupré died on May 30, 1971 in Meudon.
    There is a website dedicated to Marcel Dupré.
    A short list of his compositions (not complete!):
  • Elevation pour Orgue - opus 2
  • Psyché (Cantate) - opus 4
  • Sonate pour Violon et Piano - opus 5
  • Deux Mélodies pour Voix et Piano - opus 6
  • Trois Préludes et Fugues pour Grand Orgue - opus 7
  • Fantasie en Si majeur pour Piano et Orchestre - opus 8
  • Quatre Motets - opus 9
  • A l’amie perdue pour Orchestre - opus 11
  • Six Préludes pour Piano - opus 12
  • Scherzo pour Grand Orgue - opus 16
  • De Profundis - opus 17
  • 15 Versets pour la Vêspres du Commun des Fêtes de la Saint Vierge - opus 18
  • Quatre Pièces pour Piano - opus 19
  • Cortège et Litanie - opus 19
  • Variations sur un vieux Noël - opus 20
  • Suite bretonne pour Grand Orgue - opus 21
  • Variations en Ut-dièze Majeur pour Piano - opus 22
  • Symphonie-Passion pour Grand Orgue - opus 23
  • Lamento pour Orgue - opus 24
  • Symphony No. 1 en sol mineur pour Orgue et Orchestre - opus 25
  • Symphony No. 2 pour Orgue - opus 26
  • Sept Pièces pour Orgue - opus 27
  • 79 Chorals pour Orgue - opus 28
  • Le Chémin de la Croix - opus 29
  • Ballade pour Piano et Orgue - opus 30
  • Concerto en mi mineur pour Orgue et Orchestre - opus 31
  • Trois Élévations pour Orgue - opus 32
  • Poème Héroïque (Verdun) - opus 33
  • Ave Verum - opus 34 no.1
  • Angélus - opus 34 no.2
  • Variations sur deux Thèmes pour Piano et Orgue - opus 35
  • Trois Préludes et Fugues pour Grand Orgue - opus 36
  • Évocation pour Orgue - opus 37
  • Le Tombeau de Titelouze pour Orgue - opus 38
  • Suite pour Grand Orgue - opus 39
  • Offerande à la Vierge - opus 40
  • Trois Esquisses - opus 41
  • Sinfonia pour Piano et Orgue - opus 42
  • Paraphrase sur "Te Deum" pour Orgue - opus 43
  • Vision pour Orgue - opus 44
  • Huit Petit Préludes pour Harmonium - opus 45
  • Miserere Mei - opus 46
  • Psalm XVIII (Poème symphonique) - opus 47
  • Six Antiennes pour le temps de Noël - opus 48
  • La France au Calvaire - Oratorio - opus 49
  • 24 Inventions (2 livraisons) pour Orgue - opus 50
  • Triptyque pour Orgue - opus 51
  • Quartet - opus 52
  • Deux Motets - opus 53
  • Les Nymphéas - opus 54
  • Trio pour Orgue, Violon et Violoncelle - opus 55
  • L’Annonciation - opus 56
  • Chorale and Fugue - opus 57
  • Trois Hymnes - opus 58
  • Chorals - opus 59
  • Sonata pour Violoncelle et Orgue - opus 60
  • In memoriam - opus 61
  • Entrée, Méditation, Sortie - opus 62
  • Quatre Fugues Modales - opus 63
  • Deux Antiennes - opus 64
  • Le Vitrail de Saint-Ouen - opus 65
  • Variations on "Adeste Fideles"
  • Louis H. Eaton Organist and choirmaster in Milwaukee. Leader of the boys choir of Saint Paul's Church in Milwaukee from 1888.
    Clarence Eddy
    (1851-1937)
    Hiram Clarence Eddy was a pupil of Dudley Buck. He was the organist of the First Congregational Church and the First Presbyterian Church in Chicago. In his time he was a famous concert organist, playing many recitals all over the United States. He went to Paris to study with Franck, Guilmant and Widor. He became a good friend of Guilmant and arranged the first concert trip of Guilmant to the United States. He didn't compose many works himself.
    Compositions:
  • Faust-Fantasie
  • Festival Prelude on the Old 100th
  • Praeludium in a minor
  • Charles S. Elliot
    Dr. Eversden
    Hans C. Fell
    Elizabeth Field
    Mary Chappel Fisher
    Félix Fourdrain
    (1880-1923)
    Félix Fourdrain was born in Paris at February 3, 1880. He got his first lessons at the Niedermeyer School. His father was organist, and he replaced him at age of twelve. He then studied organ with Guilmant and Widor at the Paris Conservatory and composition with Jules Massenet, who became a close friend. Fourdrain won the first price for organ in 1902.
    After his studies he spent all of his time for composing. He learned to know Henri Cain and Arthur Bernède, who wrote a libretto for him, and he wrote his first opera in 1903. After that he wrote more opera's and lyrical works.
    At the time his success became larger Félix Fourdrain died on October 23, 1923 in Paris.
    He also composed an Offertoire (G major) for organ and published an album of Improvisations for harmonium (reed organ).
    Charles Galloway
    (????-1932)
    Charles Galloway was the organist of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church in Saint-Louis, USA, director of a choral group called "the Apollo Club" of Graham Chapel from 1909 to 1932 and the organist of Washington University Saint Louis.
    He was appointed as the official Exposition organist at the Saint Louis' World Fair in 1904. He played the opening concert at June 9.
    Harvey Bartlett Gaul
    (1881-1945)
    Pupil of Guilmant and Widor. As organist he served the Emmanuel Church in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and after that Calvary Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He composed a lot of music, including many organ works. Most of them have been forgotten.
    Compositions:
    Organ Works
  • Two Chansons (Chanson du Matin - Chanson du Soir) (1906)
  • Festival March in F major (1906)
  • Chant Triomphale (1907)
  • Eventide in D-flat major (1908)
  • Legend in B major (1908)
  • Vorspiel (1908)
  • Fughetta (1909)
  • Lenten Meditation (1909)
  • Sketch in D-flat major (Melodie Mignonne) (1909)
  • Sketch in f minor (Chanson Triste) (1909)
  • Noël Normandie (1912)
  • Yasnaya Polyana (1914)
  • April (1916)
  • La Bume (The Mist) (1916)
  • From the Southland (1916)
  • Wind and the Grass (1918)
  • Chant for the Dead Heroes (1919)
  • Postludium Circulaire (1921)
  • Daguerrotype of an Old Mother (1923)
  • Little Bells of Our Lady and Vesper Processional (1924)
  • At the Foot of the Fujiyama (1926)
  • Christmas Pipes of County Clare (1926)
  • Easter Morning on Mt. Rubidoux (1926)
  • Easter with the Pennsylvanian Moravians (1928)
  • Ave Maris Stella (1930)
  • All Saint with the Pennsylvania Croatians (1931)
  • Ancient Hebrew prayer of Thanksgiving (1935)
  • Ascension Fiesta (1936)
  • Dithryrambus (1937)
  • Children's Easter Festival (1939)
  • Song of Early Patriots (1939)
  • Christmas Dance of the Little Animals (1940)
  • Fantasy on Easter Kyries (1941)
  • Moravian Morning Star (1941)
  • A Negro once sang on Good Friday (1941)
  • Song for the Golden Harvest (1941)
  • Easter Procession of the Moravian Brethren (1945)
  • Hymne of the American Navy (1945)
  • Moravian Evening Hymn (1946)

  • Other Works
  • Alice in Wonderland - a musical play in three acts
  • And I don't see why they should
  • Carol of Russian children
  • Five Little White Heads
  • I hear America singing - Cantata for Mixed Voices
  • March of the Wise Men (1942) (also transcribed for organ by Charles Black)
  • Prayer for an American Sailor (also arranged for organ)
  • The Holy City
  • Rena Gill
    Mary Hendrix Gillies
    Francisco Godinez
    (died in 1902)
    Organist at the Guadalajara Cathedral.
    Mrs. George L. Gold
    Ina Goodwin
    Ronald M. Grant
    Tina Mae Haines Organist in (the neighbourhood of) Chicago at the beginning of the twentieth century.
    Philip Hale
    Bertha Harker
    Mrs. George N. Holt
    Hamlin H. Hunt
    Jean Huré(1877-1930) Jean Huré was organist and composer. He studied with Guilmant and Gigout. In 1925 he was appointed organist of the Église Saint-Augustin in Paris. Among a number of works for orchestra and chamber music, he published only a few compositions for organ:
  • Te Deum (1907)
  • Interlude-Élévation (1911)
  • Communion pour une Messe de Minuit à Noël (1914)
  • Prélude pour une messe pontificale (1915)
  • Prélude pour Violon (Violoncello) et Orgue
  • Georges Jacob
    (1877-1950)
    Georges Jacob was the organist of the Church of Saint-Ferdinand-des-Ternes in Paris. He became organist of the Conservatory and played many 'Concerts Historiques' at the Schola Cantorum. Compositions:
  • Prélude Funèbre et Variation pour Orgue (1906)
  • Symphonie en Mi Majeur pour Orgue (1906)
  • Les Heures Bourguignonnes - Suite pour Orgue (1909)
    Also known with the German title 'Stunden in Burgund'
  • Douze Pièces pour Orgue (1909)
  • Andantino en mi-bémol majeur pour orgue (1911)
  • Pastorale pour Orgue (1911)
  • Entrée de Mariage pour Orgue (1911)
  • Suite Réligieuse pour Orgue (1911)
  • Deuxième Suite Réligieuse pour Orgue (1911)
  • Impressions Dominicales - Suite de Cinq Pièces pour Orgue (1916)
  • Andante pour Orgue
  • Scherzo pour Orgue
  • Final pour Orgue
  • Edmund Jacques
    Harry H. Kellogg
    Edwin Arthur Kraft
    (1883-1962)
    Edwin Kraft studies in Paris with Guilmant and Widor. He was municipal organist of the city of Atlanta. Later he became organist of Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio. He did not compose many works, but published a number of organ transcriptions. His only organ composition is a Polish Lullaby.
    Edward Kreiser
    (1869-1917)
    Organist of the Independance Boulevard Church in Kansas City.
    Compositions:
  • Cradle Song (1909)
  • Concert Caprice (1910)
  • Processional March (1911)
  • Georges Kriéger
    (1885-1916)
    Kriéger was a pupil of Gigout and Vierne, but also studied organ with Guilmant. He was appointed to be choir organist of the church of La Madeleine in Paris. He composed a Toccata (e minor) for organ, that is recorded by John Scott Whiteley on the CD 'The romantic organ'.
    During the first world war, Kriéger had to fight as a soldier. He died in action in 1916.
    Compositions:
  • Toccata en e mineur pour Orgue
  • Andante pour Orgue
  • Jean-Marcel Lizotte
    (1891-????)
    Born 1891 in Paris. Organist in Bordeaux.
    Compositions:
  • Improvisation
  • Prélude-Choral
  • Entrée
  • Trois Petits Préludes
  • Deux Élégies
  • John Hermann Loud
    (1873)
    Organist of Park Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied with Guilmant in Paris. He composed a number of works for organ:
  • Ecstasy - Canto Exsultatio (1917)
  • Fantasie on the Old 100th (1927)
  • Reverie (1932)
  • Capriccio in E major
  • Meditation in D-flat major
  • Grand Choeur in D major
  • Thistledown
  • Chant Angélique
  • Dominus Regnavit
  • Grand Chorus in Sonata Form
  • Theta Mae Lynn
    Janie MacLean
    Francis Machlin
    Jessie C. Marshall
    Frederick Maxson
    (1862-1934)
    Organist of the First Baptist Church and the Central Congregational Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    He played the inauguration concert of the Grace Church organ in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on February 11, 1909. Some compositions for organ have been published:
  • Grand Chorus opus 9 (1897)
  • Romance in C major opus (1912)
  • Festive March (1913)
  • Finale in B-flat major (1913)
  • Madrigal in G major (1913)
  • A Springtime Fantasy (1913)
  • Liberty Fantasie based on America
  • Frank T. Miles
    Charles F. Morse
    Helen B. Munn
    Lawrence J. Munson
    Effie C. Murdock
    Harold Bond Nason
    Henri Nibelle
    (1883-1966)
    Henri Jules Joseph Nibelle was born in Briare. He studied with Guilmant, Vierne, Gigout and Fauré. As organist he worked as choir organist at the Versailles Cathedral and the churche of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul in Paris. From 1912 to 1931 he was 'organist titulaire' of the church of Saint-Francois-de-Sales in Paris. He served this church as 'maître de chapelle' until 1959. Henri Nibelle died in Nice, France in 1966.
    A number of compositions have been published:
  • 50 Pièces pour Orgue (1935)
  • Carillon Orléanais (1941)
  • Offertoire (dans "Les Maîtres Contemporains de l'Orgue", vol.1 (1911))
  • Préludes du Saint Sacrament
  • 2 Préludes et Fugues (dans "l'Orgue et Liturgie")
  • Prélude et Fugue sur Alma redemptoris
  • Prélude et Fugue sur Salve Regina
  • Toccata (1947)
  • Toccata et Fugue sur Regina Coeli
  • Variations sur un Noël (1960)
  • Homer Albert Norris
    (1860-1920)
    Studied with Guilmant, Dubois and Gigout. He was organist of Saint George's Church in New York City. The only organ composition published was 'Christmas Fantasy on Antioch'.
    Ella Scoble Opperman
    Millard Ortman
    George A. Parker
    Paul-Joseph Pastor
    (1852-1920)
    Born in 1852, died in 1920 in Castang.
    Organist and composer. His father Valentin was professeur de musique. Director of the "cercle musical" in Bergerac. Later went to Paris and came back to the Périgord 1911.He composed songs, masses (with organ) and motets.
    On december 15, 1889 he played the inauguration concert of the new organ of the Église Saint-Gervais in Jonzac.
    A.R. Patterson
    J. Alfred Pennington
    Sandford A. Pette
    Achille Philip
    (1878-1959)
    Studied at the Paris Conservatory. He founded the Quatuor Français. Philip was organist of the Abbey Chuch of Val-de-Grâce in Paris from 1903 until 1950 and professor of organ and harmony at the Schola Cantorum from 1904 until 1950. Every year he conducted the passions of Saint John and Saint Matthew by Johann Sebastian Bach and the Requiem of Mozart in his church.
    He composed various works:
  • Prélude et Fugue pour Orgue (1902)
  • Adagio et Fugue pour Orgue (1904)
  • Lied pour Orgue (1911)
  • Toccata et Fugue pour Orgue (1911)
  • Variations sur le Noël "Il est né le petit enfant" pour Orgue
  • Pièce en si mineur pour Orgue (1911)
  • Cinq Petites Pièces Faciles sur des Noëls Provençaux pour Orgue
  • Postlude: Carillons pour Orgue
  • Minnie A. Plummer
    Emile Poillot
    (1886-1948)
    Studied with Guilmant until 1911. He became organist of the Cathedral of Saint-Bénigne in Dijon in 1912, a post that he occupied until his dead in 1948.
    John W. Pommer jr.
    Charles Quef
    (1873-1931)
    Charles Quef was born on November 1st, 1873 in Lille, France. He studied at the conservatory of his birthplace. Later he went to Paris, where he studied with Charles-Marie Widor, Alexandre Guilmant and Louis Vierne. He was organist at a number of churches in Paris, like the Église Sainte-Marie-des-Batignolles (1895-1898) and the Église Saint-Laurent (1898). In 1898 he got the First Prize for organ at the conservatory. After that he was appointed as assistant organist at La Trinité in Paris succeeding Théodore Salomé, where he worked with Guilmant. After the resignation of Guilmant in 1900 he became the organiste titulaire at this church in November 1901. He was organist here until his death on July 2, 1931.
    Quef composed a lot of music for organ, piano, vocal works and also orchestral and chamber music. Some works are:
  • Cantabile opus 8 - pour Orgue
  • Cinq Pièces pour Orgue (Fugue / Trio / Pièce Symphonique / Andante / Scherzo) opus 11
  • Dans les bois - Fantaisie sur des Thèmes Bretons pour Orgue et Orchestre
  • Desespoir pour Orgue (1921)
  • Deux Pièces pour Orgue (Meditation / Intermezzo en Forme de Canon) (1902)
  • Deux Pièces pour Orgue opus 24 (Andante / Grand Choeur)
  • Deux Préludes pour Orgue opus 27
  • Deux Rhapsodies sur des Thèmes Bretons pour Orgue opus 29
  • Douze Pièces pour Orgue opus 36 (1912) (Pour Pâques / Légende / Andante Religioso / Cantilène / Andante Grazioso / Postlude Funèbre / Andante Cantabile / Scherzetto / Prélude et Fugue-Pastourelle / Tristamento / Fabliau / Sortie sur 'Ite missa est')
  • Fantaisie pour piano et orchestre
  • Fantaisie sur des Thèmes Bretons pour Orgue opus 33 (1908)
  • Five Pieces for Organ opus 32 (Eclogue / Andante Amabile / Second Pastorale / Berceuse)
  • Five Recital Pieces for Organ opus 28 (Nocturne / Lamento / Canzona / Capriccioso / Festival Postlude)
  • Four Pieces for Organ opus 37 (1912) (Rêverie / Mélodie / Cantilène / Festal Marche)
  • Four Recital Pieces for Organ opus 19 (Lied / Canon / Communion / Andante) (1903)
  • Fugue opus 15 - pour Orgue (1898) - published in l'Orgue Moderne, livraison 13
  • Impressions Religieuses pour Harmonium (opus 54 and opus 61)
  • Noëls pour Orgue opus 26
  • Prélude-Choral opus 25 (1902)
  • Prélude Funèbre et Fugue pour Orgue opus 30
  • Prélude Grave pour Orgue (1912)
  • Rhapsodie pour orchestre
  • Sonate
  • Sortie pour Orgue sur 'Ite missa est' (1911)
  • Suite Flamande pour orchestre
  • Suite pour instruments à vent
  • Trio
  • Trois Pièces pour Orgue opus 23 (Prière / Pastorale / Elégie)
  • Trois Pièces pour Orgue opus 44 (1914) (Paraphrase / Idylle / Dialogue)
  • Trois Pièces pour Orgue opus 67 (Entrée / Offertoire / Sortie)
  • Vieux Noël Français pour Orgue (1912)
  • Marc de Ranse
    (1881-1951)
    Student of the Schola Cantorum with Guilmant and d'Indy. Organist of the Church of Saint-Louis-d'Antin in Paris until 1933. He was director of the Institut Grégorien in Paris and founded the choir "Le Choeur Mixte".
    Compositions:
  • Prelude en ré mineur
  • Variations sur le Stabat Mater (1911)
  • Offertoire pour le jour de la Pentecote (1914)
  • Fugue pour Grand Orgue
  • Versets Vêpres des Apotres
  • Verset dans la tonalité grégorienne
  • Edward Recklin
    Walter Guernsey Reynolds
    (1873-1953)
    Organist in Seattle, Washington, USA. He published a book with ten offertories on American Hymn Tunes for Organ in 1909, dedicated to Guilmant.
    Albert Riemenschneider
    (1878-1950)
    Born on August 31, 1878. Died on July 21, 1950. Studied in Paris with Widor and Guilmant. He was the son of Georg Riemenschneider (1848-1913), famous composer, organist and conductor in Germany and the Netherlands. Albert Riemenschneider was a great admirer of the work of Johann Sebastian Bach. The Baldwin-Wallace College has founded a Riemenschneider Bach Institute in 1969, containing a large library with manuscripts, books, sheet music and more about Bach.
    He founded the Baldwin-Wallace College's Conservatory in 1899.
    He published "371 Harmonized Chorales and 69 Chorale Melodies with Figured Bass by Johann Sebastian Bach".
    Minetta Riggs
    James Hotchkiss Rogers
    (1857-1940)
    American organist and composer. He studied with Clarence Eddy and later in Paris with Guilmant and Widor. He was appointed organist of the First Unitarian Church in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He wrote works for organ, piano and songs.
  • Berceuse for organ (1911)
  • Concert Overture in b minor for organ (1913)
  • Five Organ Pieces (Andante Quasi Fantasia / Cantilène / Cortège Musical / Offertoire / Scherzoso) (1907)
  • Four Organ Pieces (Christmas Pastorale / Invocation / Prelude / Grand Choeur) (1908)
  • Four Pieces for organ (Prelude / Bridal Song / Sortie in G / Sortie in d minor) (1905)
  • Grand Choeur in c minor for organ
  • Grand Choeur in e minor for organ
  • International Fantasy for organ (1917)
  • Madrigal for organ
  • Miniature Suite for organ
  • Prelude and Fughetta for organ (1922)
  • Preludes and Intermezzos for organ (1918)
  • Processional March for organ (1910)
  • Reverie for organ (1910)
  • Second Suite for organ (1915)
  • Second Toccata in c minor for organ (1911)
  • Sonata no.1 in e minor for organ (1910)
  • Sonata no.2 in d minor for organ (1921)
  • Sonata no.3 in B-flat for organ (1923)
  • Sonatina for organ (1928)
  • Sonatina no. 2 in f-minor for organ (1929)
  • Sortie in F major for organ (1911)
  • Suite for organ (Prologue / March / Intermezzo / Toccata) (1905)
  • Three Organ Pieces (Meditation / Canzone Pastorale / Festive March) (1907)
  • Toccatina in G-major for organ (in 'Miniature Suite')
  • Frank W. Sanderson
    Frederick William Schlieder American organist and pianist. In 1914 he became president of the New York State Music Teachers Association. At that time he was organist of the Collegiate Church of Saint Nicholas, New York. Later he teached at the Theory Department of the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music.
    He published the book "Lyric Composition Through Improvisation: First Year's Training In Formal Musical Self-Expression" in 1927.
    Carl G. Schmidt Organist in New York City.
    Alphonse Schmitt
    (1875-1912)
    Alphonse Schmitt was born in the Alsace in France. He studied with Guilmant until 1901. Choirmaster of the Église Saint-Philip-du-Roule in Paris.
    Compositions (all for organ):
  • Andante (Easter Dawn)
  • Méditation à Sainte-Clotilde
  • Pièce en forme de canon (1898), published in l'Orgue Moderne, livraison 13
  • Pièce romantique (1905)
  • Prélude choral (1905)
  • Prélude lent
  • Toccatina
  • Steade L. Schofield
    Leonora Scott
    Archibald H. Sessions
    Déodat de Séverac
    (1872-1921)
    Born on July 20, 1872. Studied at the Schola Cantorum with d'Indy (composition) and Guilmant (organ). He ended his study in 1907 and then left Paris. He composed only a few organ works. Other compositions are for piano and vocal. His Suite pour Orgue was dedicated to Guilmant. De Séverac died on March 24, 1921.
  • 25 Pièces pour Orgue ou Harmonium (1901)
  • Suite en mi majeur pour Orgue (1902) - Prélude, Choral, Fantaisie Pastorale et Fugue.
  • Petite Suite Scholastique pour Orgue ou Harmonium (1912) - Prélude, Méditation, Prière-Choral, Cantilène et Fanfare Fuguée
  • Versets pour les Vêpres d'un Confesseur non Pontife (1914)
  • C.G. Sheldon
    Clarence E. Shepherd
    Mrs. Laura Grant Short
    Herbert Sisson
    J. Edmund Skiff
    William N. Slade
    Bertram Smith Webber
    Ida Gilger Spicer
    Herbert F. Sprague
    Sydney Sprague
    Walter A. Squire
    George Waring Stebbins
    (1869-1930)
    Studies in the USA with Huntington Woodman and in Paris with Guilmant. He became organist of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brooklyn, later also of the Plymouth Church in Brooklyn. Compositions (only for organ):
  • Andante in C, opus 3 nr. 3 (1896)
  • Cantilena (1902)
  • Allegro Moderato (1903)
  • Two compositions (1907) - Wedding song / Scherzando
  • A memory (1911)
  • Spring Song
  • Song of Joy (1914)
  • Berceuse (1914)
  • Polonaise in c-minor (1926)
  • A summer fantasy (1928)
  • Frederick B. Stiven
    Samuel Tudor Strang Organist in Philadelphia. Composed a number of organ works:
  • Cantique d'Amour
  • In the afterglow
  • Reverie Poëtique
  • March in C
  • D.A. Swadkins
    William E. Taylor
    Fernand de La Tombelle
    (1854-1928)
    Fernand Fouent Baron de La Tombelle was born in Paris on August 3, 1854. His mother was a fine pianist and became his first teacher. Later he studied with Guilmant, Dubois and Saint-Saëns. He composed many works, not only for the organ, but also for piano, vocals, orchestra and chamber music. He died on August 13, 1928.
    Fernand de La Tombelle was a very good organist and well known in his days. He played inauguration concerts, like the concert of the new organ of the Cathedral in Laon on February 19, 1899, together with Charles Tournemire.
    Some of his compositions are:
  • l'Abbaye - Poème Lyrique
  • l'Amour de ton nom - Cantique Facile
  • l'Auréole d'Or - Cantate à Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
  • Bone Pastor - Motet à 6 voix mixtes
  • Cantate à Jeanne d'Arc
  • Cantate à Sainte Cécile
  • Cantilène pour Grand Orgue
  • Cantique au Saint-Sacrement
  • Chantons un Hymne de Victoire - Cantique à Saint-François-Xavier
  • Cinq Cantiques (3me série) - à l'unisson ou à plusieurs voix
  • Cinq Cantiques (4me série) - à l'unisson ou à plusieurs voix
  • Cinq Nouveuax Cantiques (5me série) - en l'honneur du Très Saint Sacrement
  • Cinquante Pièces pour l'Harmonium
  • Credo à 3 et 4 voix d'hommes
  • Crux - Oratorio
  • Jérusalem - Cantate à 4 voix mixtes et choeur d'enfants
  • Kyrie à 4 voix
  • Lauda Sion - Cantique Solennel
  • La Légende de la Glèbe
  • Le Memorare de Saint-Bernard
  • Menuet Gay en Ré majeur
  • Messe à 2 voix égales
  • Messe de du Mont
  • Messe en Mi-Bémol
  • Noctis recolitur - Motet à 2 voix égales
  • Noël au Village - 7 pièces pour harmonium (orgue) et choeur
  • Offertoire pour Pâques
  • Pastorale pour Orgue - opus 33
  • Pastorale-Offertoire pour Grand Orgue
  • Pie Jesu - pour basse solo et choeurs
  • Pièces d'Orgue (more than four books), containing a Toccata in e minor opus 23 that is still in print
  • Prière à Nostre-Dame - Motet à 3 voix égales
  • Psaume CL (Lautate Dominum in Sanctis Ejus)
  • Regina Coeli - à 3 voix mixtes
  • Salut - à 3 ou 4 voix mixtes
  • Seigneur! O seul Maitre du monde - Pour choeurs mixtes et orchestre
  • Les Sept Paroles de N.S. Jésus-Christ - Paraphrase pour grand orgue, choeurs et soli alternés
  • Sinite parvulos venire ad me - Cantique pour la communion des enfants
  • Six Cantiques (1er série) - à l'unisson pour soli et choeurs
  • Six Cantiques (2me série) - à un ou plusieurs voix
  • Suite d'Orgue - 3 pièces sur des thèmes grégoriens de l'Office du Saint-Sacrement
  • Suite d'Orgue - 5 pièces sur des thèmes grégoriens de l'Office de Noël
  • Suite d'Orgue - 5 pièces sur des thèmes grégoriens de l'Office de Pâques
  • Suite d'Orgue - 4 pièces sur des thèmes grégoriens de l'Office de la Pentecote
  • Stabat - Pour Choeur à 3 Voix Mixtes
  • Symphonie Pascale pour orgue (Entrée Episcopale / Offertoire / Sortie)
  • Juliette Toutain (1901)
    Everett Ellsworth Truette
    (1861-1933)
    American music composer and publisher from Boston. He was a famous organist at his time and had a lot of students. He studied in Europe with William Thomas Best and Alexandre Guilmant.
    Some works published by him were:
    Works composed by himself
  • Canon for organ opus 15
  • Chorale Prelude on The Old Hundredth
  • Communion in F for the organ opus 20 (published in 'Vox Organi')
  • Finale for organ opus 17
  • Five Interludes for organ opus 16
  • Five Interludes for organ (published in 'The Organ')
  • Five Pieces for organ opus 31 (Prelude / Hymnus / Prayer / Offertory / Processional Hymn)
  • Melody in G for organ (published in 'The Organ')
  • Nuptial suite for organ opus 32
  • Offertoire in F for the organ opus 19 (published in 'Vox Organi')
  • Suite in g minor for organ opus 29
  • Three Arabesques for organ (Aubade / Angelus / Toccata)

  • Works composed by others
  • Fantasia in C major, op. 16. - Louis Adolphe Coerne (1894)

  • Other publications
  • Important was his work as writer concerning music and organs. In the years 1892-1894 he published "The Organ", a monthly journal devoted to the King of Instruments in 24 issues. The complete set has been reprinted and published in one large book by the Organ Historical Society.
  • In co-operation with Arthur Elson he wrote the book "Woman's work in music", published in 1904. A new updated version was published in 1931 by L. Page in Boston. A reprint followed in 1976 by Longwood Press in Portland.
  • Organ Registration : A comprehensive treatise on the distinctive quality of tone of organ stops [...]. Published in 1919 by C. W. Thompson in Boston. Reprinted in 1981 by Longwood Press, West Newfield.
  • In 1920 he edited the book "Schmidt's Standard Organ Collection" in two volumes, containing compositions for use during church services.
  • Albert M. Tucker
    Arthur H. Turner
    Louis Vierne
    (1870-1937)
    French organist and composer. Born in Poitiers on October 8, 1870. He was almost blind when he was born. At a very early age Vierne got interest in music. He studied piano. Ten years old he went to Paris, where he heard César Franck play. This impressed him very much. At the Institution Nationale des Jeunes Aveugles, where Vierne lived and went to school since 1881, a large Cavaillé-Coll organ was built in 1882/1883. Now Vierne got the possibility to study the organ more and more. In 1889 he went to the Paris Conservatory to study with Franck. In 1892 he became the assistant organist of Charles-Marie Widor at the Saint-Sulpice. A year later he published his first opus number: the Allegretto, opus 1.
    After the death of mr. Sargent in March 1900, Vierne was appointed the new organist of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. He would be the first organist of this church till he died in 1937. In January 1911 Vierne succeeded Guilmant at the organ class of the Conservatory. Later that year he became teacher at the Schola Cantorum.
    Louis Vierne was a famous organist in his times. He had concert tours in the USA and Canada. His improvisation skills were tremendous. Vierne played many organ recitals. His 1750th recital at Notre-Dame cathedral would be his last. On June 2, 1937 he died during this concert, while starting an improvisation.
    For more information about Louis Vierne, take a look at the excellent website of my friend Denis Ruiz, who unfortunately died in 2003.
    René Vierne
    (1878-1918)
    Brother of Louis Vierne. Born on March 11, 1878 in Lille. He died in action during the first world war, reported being missed on May 29, 1918.
    René had organ lessons with his brother, and later at the Paris Conservatory with Guilmant. He won the 'Premier Prix d'Orgue et Improvisation' in 1906. In 1902 he was appointed 'Organist de Choeur' of the church of Notre-Dame-des-Champs in Paris, and from 1904 he was the 'Organist Titulair' of this church.
    Compositions:
  • Canzona pour Orgue (1914)
  • Cinq Improvisations pouvant servir de: 1. Versets de Magnificat ou 2. Interludes de Psaumes (1912)
  • Dix piéces de différents styles - 1re Suite - pour Orgue ou Harmonium (1908)
    Entrée / Prélude funèbre / Prière / Prélude fugué / Sortie / Postlude / Caprice / Absoute / Pastorale sur l'Antienne "Asperges me" / Canzona
  • Élévation en Si-bémol majeur (1902)
  • Interludes de Procession pour l'Hymne 'Pange Lingua' (1913)
  • Méditation en Fa majeur (1902)
  • Messe Basse pour Orgue ou Harmonium - opus 8 (1914)
  • Méthode d'Orgue-Harmonium (1913)
    contains "20 exercise-préludes" and "12 pièces de différents caractères":
    Pastorale / Prélude pour une Messe Basse / Offertoire sur le Kyrie de la Messe du 6me Ton / Prière / Intermezzo / Prélude en forme de Canon / Noel / Offertoire pour les fetes de la Ste. Vierge / Cantabile / Absoute / Epithalame / Marche de Procession
  • Méthode pour Orgue Mélodian - edition Gilbert (1913)
  • Prélude Grave pour Grand Orgue (1908)
  • Sortie pour Orgue
  • Toccata pour Orgue (1914)
  • Trois interludes pour l’hymne "Ave maris stella" pour Orgue (1913)
  • Trois offertoires - opus 10 (1913)
    Sur un théme Bréton / Sur un théme Original / Sur la prose 'Inviolata'
  • Les Vêpres de Pâques
    Petit carillon (Entrée) / 1er Interlude / 2me Interlude / Sortie douce
  • Vêpres du Commun des Saintes - 8e série: Vêpres d'un Confesseur non Pontifé (1908)
    Domine quinque talenta tradidisti mihi / Euge, serve bone / Fidelis servus et prudens / Beatus ille servus / Serve bone et fidelis / Similabo cum viro sapienti / O doctor optime
  • Gavotte de J.S. Bach, transcrit pour orgue, published in l'Orgue Moderne, livraison 14

  • Many thanks to Andreas Willscher for the complete worklist and a biography of René Vierne.
    Belle S. Wade
    Minnie A. Wagner
    William S. Walth
    Charles A. Weiss
    (18-? - 1935)
    Organist in Chicago. Published a Christmas Suite for organ, a Sonata for organ in g minor (1925) and some Chorale Preludes.
    Charlotte Wells Saenger
    Flora Ellis Wells
    Gustin Wright
    Carl Ludwig Werner
    (1862-1902)
    Carl Ludwig Werner probably was the only German pupil of Guilmant. He played a concert in the Trocadéro Palace together with Guilmant in May 1892.
    Werner published a book with "7 leicht ausführbare Orgelstücke" (seven easy to play organ works) containing the Communion opus 74 of Guilmant.
    Francis Lodowick York
    (1861-1955)
    American organist and teacher. Worked and lived in Detroit since about 1875. He was the organist of Christ Church in Detroit since 1896. He taught piano, organ and compostion at the Detroit Conservatory of Music and the Ypsilanti State Normal College.
    He published "A Practical Introduction To Composition, Harmony Simplified" in 1926. His only organ composition published was a Spring Song (Canon) in 1907.
    Francis York wrote a century box letter on December 30, 1900, to be opened one century later. You can read this letter online.
    Harry Zehm
    William E. Zeuch (????-1963) William E. Zeuch came from Chicago, where he had his first organ lessons with Peter C. Lutkin. Later he went to Paris to study with Guilmant.
    After he returned to Chicago he became the Chicago representative of the Aeolian Organ Company in 1912. In 1917 he became vice president of the Skinner Organ Company until 1955, when he retired. He was organist in Chicago on several church organs. Since 1913 he was also municipal organist of the city of Atlanta in Georgia.
    William Zeuch was a well know concert organist and he played many inauguration concerts of new Skinner organs.
    He died on June 2, 1963 in Boston.