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On the Schyven organ in Antwerp Cathedral, described above, Stanislas Deriemaeker plays works composed by Belgians and French composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Deriemaeker was organist of the Antwerp Cathedral for 40 years, 1962-2002, and was the fourth Antwerp Cathedral organist to play the Schyven organ. The first was Joseph Callaerts who was an early student of Lemmens and was involved in design of the Schyven organ. Another Antwerp organist was Clément d’Hooghe, a Dupré student who died young. Flor Peeters, cathedral organist in Mechelen, composed “Abbey Peace” in 1926. His student, Gabriel Verschraegen, was cathedral organist in Ghent and his compositions are inspired by Gregorian chant as in the chorale prelude on the All Saints Vespers hymn. Deriemaeker was a student of Verschraegen at the Ghent Royal Conservatory. Franck may be the most famous of the Belgian composers on this CD. The others all are French. CALLAERTS: Toccata in e, op. 29/1 CLÉMENT D’HOOGHE: Allegretto from Kleine Suite voor Orgel PEETERS: Abdijvrede, p. 16a GABRIEL VERSCHRAEGEN: Koraalvoorspel Placare DERIEMAEKER: Music for Organ, op. 8 BOËLLMANN: Suite Gothique FRANCK: Cantabile PIERNÉ: Prélude, Op. 29/1 BATISTE: Elévation in A-flat, op. 23 WIDOR: Toccata Sym. 5 ALAIN: Litanies, op. 79; Postlude pour l’Office de Complies, op. 21
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