The Fantasy shows brilliant broken arpeggios, alternated with chords, while the Fugue states a subject that is reminiscent of the B.A.C.H. motive. In this masterful work, the organist of St Germain l'Auxerrois clearly shows his affinity with JS. Bach.
Dedicated to François Benoist, this work was composed by Franck in 1860. It was reportedly composed following the loss of his mother in July of the same year. The tone of C-minor leads the listener into an atmosphere of contemplation and mysticism, between two major episodes linked by a recitative.
This Offertoire from Office 48 Festum Omnium Sanctorum is dedicated to Joseph Bonnet. Indeed, it was thanks to the encouragement of the organist of St Eustace that Tournemire began composing this gigantic corpus named "The Mystical Organ".
This masterful work has three motifs. The beginning of the work plunges the listener into questioning and imploration. This is followed by a development in which the different motifs intersect before ending with serenity on a celestial miner.