Louis Vierne

Louis Vierne Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    8th October 1870
  • Died
    2nd June 1937
  • Birthplace
    Poitiers, France

Louis Victor Jules Vierne was a French organist and composer. Louis Vierne was born in Poitiers, Vienne, nearly blind due to congenital cataracts, but at an early age was discovered to have an unusual gift for music. (At age two he heard the piano for the first time: the pianist played him a Schubert lullaby and he promptly began to pick out the notes of the lullaby on the piano.) After completing school in the provinces, Louis Vierne entered the Paris Conservatory. From 1892, Vierne served as an assistant to the organist Charles-Marie Widor at the church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris. Vierne subsequently became principal organist at the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, a post he held from 1900 until his death in 1937.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Communion, Op.8 Sacred Mass Organ
Messe basse, Op.30 Sacred Mass Organ
Messe basse pour les défunts, Op.62 Sacred Mass Organ
Messe Solennelle, Op.16 Sacred Mass Choir and Instrument
Tantum ergo, Op.2 Sacred Mass Voice(s) and Instruments
Cello Sonata, Op.27 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata, Op.23 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
4 Poèmes grecs, Op.60 Song Cycle Voice(s) and Instruments
Beaux papillons blancs Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
Spleens et détresses, Op.38 Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
Stances d'amour et de rêve, Op.29 Song Cycle Voice(s) and Orchestra
Suite bourguignonne, Op.17 Suite Piano
Les Djinns, Op.35 Symphonic Poem Organ
Poème, Op.50 Symphonic Poem Piano and orchestra
Organ Symphony no. 3, Op. 28 Symphony Organ
Symphonie No.1, Op.14 Symphony Organ
Symphonie No.2, Op.20 Symphony Organ
Symphonie No.4, Op.32 Symphony Organ
Symphonie No.5, Op.47 Symphony Organ
Symphonie No.6, Op.59 Symphony Organ