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Indeed, and not least because he held the prestigious organist post at Saint-Austin Church in Paris from until his death in , a span of 62 years! Gigout wrote a large body of music for solo organ, and his reputation as a composer largely rests on it. But his output also included piano and harmonium works, as well as a sizable number of sacred choral pieces and some orchestral works.
Gigout was known not only for his virtuoso organ playing, but for his imaginative improvisations. There are moments, too, in his music that hearken back to the Classical period. Gigout was born in Nancy, France, on March 23, After graduation he joined the faculty at Ecole Niedermeyer and held the post concurrently when he began serving as organist at Saint-Austin in By the mids, Gigout was regularly producing organ and vocal works of merit, with the 6 Pieces for organ , the Ave Verum ca.
In Gigout founded his organ and improvisation school. This would be a fertile period for the composer, with the 10 Pieces for organ coming in , a set containing some of his most popular pieces, including the imaginative Toccata in B minor. It was a coveted post, to be sure, and speaks volumes to the reputation then held by Gigout. In his later years Gigout remained active as a composer right up to his final days.
Among his late compositions of significance are the collection of organ works, 10 Pieces , and his piano work Aux Escaldes Gigout died in Paris on December 9,
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