GIGOUT (EUGÈNE)

  • Composer, pedagogue, organist for sixty-two years at the Saint-Augustin church in Paris, Eugène Gigout (1844 - 1925) received his first musical training as a chorister at the Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation cathedral in Nancy where his father is sacristan.
  • A boarder at the age of thirteen at the Niedermeyer School of Classical and Religious Music, in Paris, in the current 9th arrondissement, he has Louis Niedermeyer and Camille Saint-Saëns as teachers.
  • In 1868 he married Caroline-Mathilde Niedermeyer and became a teacher at his stepfather's music school. He teaches Gabriel Fauré, Paul Messager, Marie-Joseph Erb, Léon Boëllman, his nephew and adopted son, André Roussel and André Marchal.
  • A prominent figure, Eugène Gigout founded his own "organ, improvisation and plain-song school" in 1885. In 1911, he succeeded Alexandre Guilmant in the organ class at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris.
  • Among his numerous compoisitions for organs, the best known are the Toccata in B minor, the Scherzo in E major, extracts from Ten Pieces for Organ (1890) and The Grand Choir dialogued (1881). Eugène Gigout also composed melodies, motets and pieces for piano (two and four hands).
  • With a rigorous writing, his work strongly influenced by Gregorian plain song, reveals a great mastery of classical harmony and counterpoint.
  • © Didier Chagnas
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E. GIGOUT

In this Ave Verum Corpus, composed in the first half of the 1880s, Eugène Gigout alternates homophonic and polyphonic parts. The long development of Ô Jesu dulcis particularly highlights the melodic line of the tenors. The organ, with the...

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E. GIGOUT

Eugène Gigout (1844-1925) is one of the most famous organists of the late 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th century. As a composer, he wrote many motets and was deeply involved in the use of plain-chant in harmonized choral music....

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E. GIGOUT

Organist, composer, chapel master, Eugène Gigout composed many musics for the Catholic liturgy. For a collection of Litanies to the Most Holy Virgin, he wrote this short piece dedicated to Notre-Dame de Bercy in Paris. This Church of Our Lady of...

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