Jean-Jacques Grunenwald was Dupré’s assistant organist at St-Sulpice in Paris from 1936 and titular organist 1973-82, following Dupré’s death in 1971. Very well educated, Grunenwald held a diploma in architecture from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and also received first prize in Dupré’s organ class at the Paris Conservatory in 1935 at the age of 24. He made the very first recordings of the complete organ works of Bach as well as DeGrigny and Franck. The works on this CD were recorded in 1981 in stereo at St. Sulpice. Françoise Renet plays the Grunenwald work.
CLÉRAMBAULT: from Suite du 1°: Plein jeu, Fugue, Duo, Basse de trompette et dessus de cornet
WIDOR: Allegro from Sym. 6
DUPRÉ: Vitrail pour Orgue, op. 65
GRUNENWALD: Allégresse, No. 5 from Deux Suites
GRUNENWALD IMPROVISES: Five Symphonic Studies on Gregorian Themes; French Suite on Salve Regina (8 mvts); Toccata on Veni Creator