Charles-Marie Widor was a French composer, organist and teacher who lived from 1844-1937. This is his most famous work, simply known as the Widor Toccata, though it actually is the final piece in the 5th movement of his Symphony for Organ #5.
I remember the first time I heard it played and the wonder of it all. As you listen you will hear the technical difficulty and stamina of the organist playing this amazing six minute piece. It is jubilant and joyous and often played as a recessional piece after a wedding ceremony or at the end of midnight mass on Christmas Eve. I had it played as the recessional for both my parent’s funerals as the last celebration gift of their lives.
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