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Nicolas de Grigny (baptised September 8, 1672 - November 30, 1703) was a French organist and composer. September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... Events England, France, Munster and Cologne invade the United Provinces, therefore this name is know as ´het rampjaar´ (the disaster year) in the Netherlands. ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days remaining, as the final day of November. ... Events February 2 - Earthquake in Aquila, Italy February 4 - In Japan, the 47 samurai commit seppuku (ritual suicide) February 14 - Earthquake in Norcia, Italy May 27 - Founding of St Petersburg in Russia May 26 - Portugal joins Grand Alliance July 29-31 - Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the... This article or section should be merged with Pipe organ The Casavant pipe organ at Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica, Montreal The organ is a type of keyboard musical instrument, distinctive because the sound is not produced by a percussion action, as on a piano or celesta, or by... A composer is a person who writes music. ...


He was born in Reims in a family of musicians. He studied with Nicolas Lebègue then he served at St. Denis near Paris from 1693 before returning to Reims in 1696, where he served as the cathedral's organist until his death, 31 years old. He was married in 1695 and had seven children. Location within France Reims (English traditionally Rheims) (pronounced in French) is a city of northern France, 144 km (89 miles) east-northeast of Paris. ... The Basilica of Saint Denis (French: Basilique de Saint-Denis, or simply Basilique Saint-Denis) is the famous burial site of the French monarchs, comparable to Westminster Abbey in England. ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Events January 11 - Eruption of Mt. ... The year 1696 had the earliest equinoxes and solstices for 400 years in the Gregorian calendar, because this year is a leap year and the Gregorian calendar would have behaved like the Julian calendar since March 1500 had it have been in use that long. ... Façade of the Notre-Dame de Reims The Notre-Dame de Reims (Our Lady of Rheims) is the Cathedral of Reims, where the kings of France were once crowned. ...


His only preserved work, Premier livre d’orgue (1699), which contains organ music for a variety of liturgical uses, was admired by Johann Sebastian Bach, who made a copy of it. It contains a suite of pieces for accompanying mass, and five hymns in several parts (Veni creator, Pange lingua, Verbum supernum, Ave Maris stella, A solis ortus). Events January 26 - Treaty of Karlowitz signed March 30 - the tenth Sikh Master, Guru Gobind Singh created the Khalsa. ... Johann Sebastian Bach, 1748 portrait by Elias Gottlob Haussmann Johann Sebastian Bach (21 March 1685 – 28 July 1750)[1] was a German composer and organist of the baroque period, and is widely acknowledged[2] as one of the greatest composers in the Western tonal tradition. ...


Grigny's work stands at the pinacle of french baroque organ music ; his only rivals were François Couperin and Louis Marchand for both musical science and religious inspiration. François Couperin (born Paris November 10, 1668 – September 12, 1733 in Paris) was an esteemed French composer in the Baroque style. ... Louis Marchand (Lyons, February 2, 1669- Paris, February 17, 1732), Virtuoso organist and harpsichordist. ...


External links

Listen to pieces from A solis ortus by Grigny
Plein jeu
Trio
Point d'orgue sur les grands jeux


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Nicolas de Grigny (baptised September 8, 1672 - November 30, 1703) was a French organist and composer.
He studied with Nicolas Lebègue then he served at St.
Grigny's work stands at the pinacle of french baroque organ music ; his only rivals were François Couperin and Louis Marchand for both musical science and religious inspiration.
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