Nicolas de Grigny

(1672 - 1703)

French organist and composer. Served at St Denis, Paris, 1693-5; returned to his birthplace of Rheims in 1696 and soon became cathedral organist, a post he kept until his death. His Premier livre d'orgue (Paris, 1699), copied out by J.S. Bach around 1710, contains music for liturgical use in the familiar pattern of récits, duos, trios,and dialogues of the French classical organ school and is marked by rich contrapuntal textures, a wide variety of tone colors, and extensive pedal work.





A Partial Nicolas de Grigny Discography | VIID: Chamber and Keyboard Music up to Rameau