Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Saturday 20 April 2024

Today is International Organ Day



so to mark the occasion, here's a very grand organ - and the Toccata from Widor's 5th Organ Symphony


  1. "International Organ Day"?! If I'd have known, I'd have had a t-shirt made...

    But seriously, Vidor's Toccata is the mightiest of mighty pieces for that instrument. Fab! Jx

  2. Took me a moment, but it's not The Infomaniac, sorry.

    I did not know that an International Organ Day exists. I was saddened by the news that Kalevi Kiviniemi died (much too early) at the start of this month. His version of Cannonade by Balbastre is surely worth the (short) time it takes. He also composed for the organ.
    I wonder whether there is something left from the organ in Notre Dame ?

  3. I almost became an organist I played it in my youth.