Alexandre Pierre Francois Boёly

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Synopsis[edit]

French composer, organist, and teacher

  • 19 April 1785, born in Versailles, France
  • 1834-38, Paris, provisional organist at St Gervais-St Protais
  • 1840-51, Paris, titular organist at St Germain-l'Auxerrois
  • 27 December 1858, died in Paris, France

Boëly was known to hold onto the French Classical tradition. According to Camille Saint-Saéns, "his finest work... is the little collection of Christmas carols of the 16th century, op. 15, harmonized for the organ."

For details, see the Alexandre Boëly article on Wikipedia.

List of Organ Works[edit]

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Opus Title Year
Op. 9 4 offertoires 1842
Op. 10 14 morceaux qui pourront servir pendant l'office divin 1842
Op. 11 Messe du jour de Noël 1842
Op. 12 24 pièces 1843
Op. 14 12 morceaux pour l'orgue expressif c. 1846
Op. 15 14 prèludes sur des cantiques de Denizot 1847
Op. 18 12 pièces 1856

Opera 35-45 are published posthumously.

Background and General Perspectives on Performing Boély Organ Works[edit]

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Recordings[edit]

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Free Online[edit]

Fantaisie et fugue en si bémol majeur (Alexandre Boëly), performed by Daniel Roth

Pay to Listen[edit]

Grand Offertoires, Fantasies, Cantiques & Pièces libres by Daniel Roth on NAXOS Music Library

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Notes[edit]

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