ALPHONSE MAILLY (1833-1918): Organ Sonata in D Minor, Op. 1, PAUL DE MALEINGREAU (1887-1956): Suite, Op. 14, JACQUES-NICOLAS LEMMENS (1823-1881): Marche Triomphale and Andante avec variations from L'École d'Orgue, JOSEPH JONGEN (1873-1953): Pastorale, Op. 5/3, Toccata, Op. 104.
Catalogue Number: 09Q042
Reference: ADW 7549
Description: Offered primarily for the little-known Mailly's 1870 sonata, a stern and sturdy three-movement piece which should take its place alongside works by better-known French and Belgian composers of the period. We offered a recording including Maleingreau's suite seven years ago; he differs from his French colleagues in his interest in Gregorian chant but the 13-minute final Toccata of this 1919 work fills the bill anyway. François Houtart (Walcker organ of Abbey of La Cambre, Brussels).