Photos 2: Homage to Louis Vierne
Homage to Mssr. Louis Vierne, organiste-titulaire 1900-1937 de Notre-Dame de Paris ... inspired composer and performer, beloved teacher, improvisor of genius, dear friend, and mentor in absentia to many, even to this day.
Students came from all over the world to study with him.
A sample of Vierne's inspired choral and organ writing is posted on this blog [See menu bar, Videos 1 subpage, Vierne Kyrie Eleison]. The entire work [Messe Solennelle, Op. 16, for two organs and choir] in which this Kyrie takes part is a masterpiece.
Dr. Monrotus dedicated his own Prelude Internationale Op. 5 to the memory of this great master and actually worked this music in the same 6-part form, slightly abbreviated, that Vierne taught his students to employ for improvisation on a single free theme [See menu bar, Free Stuff subpage, 2 Staff Op. 1-9 ... and blog/archive, Learning By Example].
The Preludes from Op. 25-28 posted on this blog also have single free themes worked in the same 6-part improvisational form, slightly shortened [See menu bar, Free Stuff, Five Preludes & Fugues subpage ... and blog/archive, Getting Started With Writing, Parts XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXV].
Dr. Monrotus takes an unusual interest in Vierne, his methods of composing, and his manner of teaching his students, for good and sufficient reasons which are sure to interest all who aspire to play this instrument [See menu bar, Bio subpage, A Case Study].