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Christoph Martin Frommen with Benoît Mernier

Aeolus produces new double SACD project "Hymnes - tribute to Nicolas de Grigny"

01/10/2015

Aeolus' producer Christoph Martin Frommen has just finished new fascinating recordings at the St. Remi Basilica in Reims (Champagne-Ardenne, France) with five famous organists: Vincent Dubois, Olivier Latry, Jean-Baptiste Robin, Benoît Mernier and Pierre Farago.

Each of them recorded one of the de Grigny hymns, followed by world premier recordings of five new organ compositions as a "tribute to Nicolas de Grigny". The composers are Thierry Escaich (Evocation IV), Vincent Paulet (Hymne), Jean-Baptiste Robin (Cinq Versts sur le "Veni Creator"), Benoît Mernier (Pange lingua), and Pierre Farago (Adusque Terrae Limitem).
The recordings were made in co-production avec the "Association de Reims". The instrument used is the Bertrand Cattiaux organ built in 2000 (III/45). The double album will be released in early 2016.

St-Remi Basilica, Reims

St-Remi Basilica, Reims

Bertrand Cattiaux organ, Reims, St Remi

Bertrand Cattiaux organ, Reims, St Remi

Benoît Mernier at the Cattiaux organ

Benoît Mernier at the Cattiaux organ

Jean-Baptiste Robin at the Cattiaux organ

Jean-Baptiste Robin at the Cattiaux organ

Christoph Martin Frommen and Benoît Mernier

Christoph Martin Frommen and Benoît Mernier

Olivier Latry (l.) and Vincent Paulet (r.)

Olivier Latry (l.) and Vincent Paulet (r.), behind: Remi Dropsy, Henri Bergougnan and Benjamin Steens

Vincent Dubois at the Cattiaux organ

Vincent Dubois at the Cattiaux organ

Pierre Farago at the Cattiaux organ

Pierre Farago at the Cattiaux organ