GERARD GILLEN is titular organist of Dublin's Pro-Cathedral and professor emeritus of music at Maynooth University. He has given over 1,000 recitals in a career that has taken him to four continents and seen him act as a member of a number of international competition juries.
Professor Gillen was founder-chairman of the Dublin International Organ & Choral Festival (now Pipeworks) of which he was artistic director from 1980 to 1986 and again from 1990 to 2000. He has been honoured by the Vatican and by the governments of France, Belgium and Austria. Other honours include the John Betts Visiting Fellowship at Oxford (1992) and the award of a doctorate honoris causa by the Pontifical University of Maynooth and an honorary fellowship by the RIAM.
Engagements earlier this year took him to Hong Kong, where he gave masterclasses at the city's Cultural Centre and participated in the city's annual international celebrity recital series.
Diderik Buxtehude (1637-1707)
Toccata in F BuxWV157
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676-1749)
Suite du deuxieme ton
- Plein jeu
- Basse de cromorne
- Récit de nazard
- Caprice sur les grands jeux
César Franck (1822-1890)
Andantino pour grand orgue in G minor op.25 (?1856)
Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
Annum per annum (1980)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Chorale Prelude 'Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele', BWV654
Passacaglia in C minor BWV582