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Gerard Gillen is titular organist emeritus 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, acting as a member of a number of international competition juries, and performing at many of the world’s most prestigious recital venues.

Gerard 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 award of a Papal Knighthood and by the governments of France, Belgium and Austria. Other honours include the John Betts Visiting Fellowship at Oxford University (1992) and the award of a doctorate honoris causa by the Pontifical University of Maynooth, and election to honorary fellowship of the RIAM.


In Memoriam David Connolly

Georg Muffat (1653–1704)

Toccata Septima (Apparatus musico-organisticus)

J.P. Sweelinck (1562–1621)

Fantasia auf die Manier eines Echo, SwWV 275

Ballo del Granduca, SwWV 319

J.S. Bach (1685–1750)

Sonata No.1 in E Flat, BWV 525                                   

1. (Allegro)                                                                 

2. Adagio

3. Allegro

Charles Tournemire (1870–1939)

Suite évocatrice (1938), op.74

1. Grave

2. Tierce en taille et récit de chromhorne

3. Flûte d’écho

4. Jeu doux et voix humaine

5. Caprice

Louis Vierne (1870–1937)

From 24 Pièces en style libre:

1. Berceuse, op.31 no.19

2. Divertissement, op.31 no.11

3. Arabesque, op.31 no.10

4. Carillon, op.31 no.21