Jim Metzler “live” in recital at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France on 13 June 2004.
For fans and aficionados of Organ music, this is another wonderful discovery– not because organ lovers have never heard of Charles Tournemire, but because it is difficult to find a full set of his great musical cycle — L’Orgue Mystique– in one place. That is, until I discovered “The Mystical Organ” youtube channel:
“Charles Tournemire’s huge cycle L’Orgue Mystique (written 1927-1932) is a collection of two hundred and fifty-three works for the liturgical calendar of the Catholic church as it was in his time as Organiste Titulaire of the church of St Clothilde in Paris, from 1898 to his death in 1939 (his predecessors were Gabriel Pierné and César Franck; amongst his successors was Jean Langlais). They are all based on the Gregorian chant for the day.”
The following “from the Cycle de Noël, is the ‘Fantaisie’ for the end of Mass at Epiphany. Performed by Georges Delvallée on the 1880 Cavaillé-Coll organ (4/61, 72 ranks) in the Cathedral of Saint-Croix, Orléans.”