In 1896 he succeeded Charles-Marie Widor as organ teacher of Conservatoire de Paris. With André Pirro, he published a collection of scores, Archives des Maîtres de l'Orgue (archives of the masters of the organ), a compilation of the compositions of numerous classical French composers in ten volumes, from 1898 to 1914. He proceeded in the same manner for foreign masters of the organ, publishing l'École classique de l'Orgue (classical school of the organ). Guilmant was an accomplished composer, particularly for his own instrument, the organ. His organ repertoire includes his 18 collections of Pièces dans différents styles (pieces in differing styles), the more liturgical Soixante interludes dans la tonalité grégorienne (60 pieces in Gregorian tonality) and his 12 books of l'Organiste liturgique (the liturgical organist). He also wrote chamber music, vocal music, a sinfonia cantata (Ariane) as well a lyric scene (Bathsheba). It should be emphasised that Guilmant's organ sonatas are in fact symphonic in form and structure.
His actual organ symphonies include Légende et Final symphonique in D minor (symphonic legend and finale, opus 71, written in 1888) and Morceau symphonique in A minor (symphonic excerpt opus 75, written in 1892). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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|Pieces dans differents styles, Book V: Allegretto in B minor, Op. 19, No. 1|
|Morceau symphonique, Op.88|