Daquin: Livre De Noels / Boucher
Composed by: Daquin, Louis-Claude
Canadian organist Vincent Boucher returns with the Livre de Noëls, a collection of carols for organ by French composer Louis-Claude Daquin on the sonically impressive and recently restored Beckerath organ at Montréal’s St. Joseph’s Oratory. In the 17th c., and even more so in the 18th, organ variations on well-known noëls (Christmas carols) were much appreciated in France. Today, it is hard for us to realize how popular Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772) was; during his lifetime noble and bourgeois Paris lionized him. Mr. Boucher has to date made nine recordings, earning praise and prizes.