Organ Symphony No.9, Op.70 'Gothique' (Widor, Charles-Marie)




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Performer Pages Peter van der Zwaag (Organ)
Publisher Info. Peter van der Zwaag
Misc. Notes Played live at a MIDI console using the virtual pipe organ software Hauptwerk and the sampleset Caen.
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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, Ed.1894, 1895. Plate 25798.
Reprinted New York: Associated Music Publishers, n.d. (File #89817)
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General Information

Work Title Symphonie gothique
Alternative. Title Organ Symphony No.9 ; Symphonie IX
Composer Widor, Charles-Marie
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.70
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICW 39
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Moderato
  2. Andante sostenuto
  3. Allegro
  4. Moderato
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1894-95
First Performance. 1895, Église d'Écully, Lyon by Louis Vierne (from manuscript), first three movements; first full performance by Widor at St-Ouen, Rouen, on April 28, 1895.
First Publication. 1895
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Organ
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Finale given as “Toccata” on some recordings.

Organ Symphonies by Charles-Marie Widor