Léon Boëllmann (1862–1897) was a student of Ecole Niedermeyer and held the position of Titular Organist at the Church of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Paris. Continuing in the tradition of Saint-Saëns, Franck and Gigout, his compositional output reflects the elegant and sophisticated domain of the “Belle Epoque”.
This new volume contains those of Boëllmann’s works that were transcribed for organ and harmonium by his contemporaries, as well as works by composers of the time which were arranged by Boëllmann. The edition includes a detailed foreword (Fr/Eng/Ger) with advice on performance practice and facsimile pages of the manuscript, as well as a critical commentary (Fr/Eng/Ger).
- First Urtext edition of the complete works of Léon Boëllmann in 7 volumes
- Reflects current scholarship; draws on newly discovered sources
- Detailed foreword and critical commentary (Fr/Eng/Ger)
- Catalogue of available sources as well as facsimile pages of the manuscript included
I. Works by Léon Boëllmann, arranged by composers of his time for organ and harmonium: “Fantaisie dialoguée” op. 35 (transcription by Gigout); “Ronde française” op. 37 (transcription by Choisnel); “Prière à Notre-Dame” op. 25 (transcription for harmonium by Gigout)
II. Works by composers of the time, arranged by Léon Boëllmann for organ:
Camille Saint-Saëns, “Marche du Synode”; Vincent d’Indy, “Sarabande”