Titular organist at La Madeleine for over a decade and professor organ in Rouen and Paris, Odile Pierre develops an interesting theme on the 1857 Cavaillé-Coll in the cathedral at Perpignan, France. Tonally but not mechanically restored, the organ retains the 15th-century case and early facade pipes (the larger 24’ basses are of rounded wood covered in tin foil). This CD was produced by great admirers of this organ who dealt with its unrestored condition for the recording.
VIERNE: Cathédrales; Hymne au Soleil; Étoile du Soir; Clair de Lune D’Indy Pràlude
HONEGGER: Fugue; Choral
WIDOR: Choral (Sym. Romaine)
RAVEL: Petite Pastorale; Pavane de la Belle au Bois dormant
DEBUSSY: La Cour des Lys
MESSIAEN: Apparition de l’Église éternelle