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Widor Toccata from Organ Symphony No.5

YoPo Music is proud to present a brand new recording of Charles Widor’s stunning Toccata from his Organ Symphony No.5.

The toccata is undoubtedly one of the most recognisable pieces of recessional church organ music, as performed at royal weddings and celebrations around the world. This modern style fast tempo recording was made using samples from a modern (1958) Rieger-Kloss organ in Montreal, Canada.

Widor himself preferred to play the toccata at quite a slow and deliberate tempo, whereas the many modern interpretations, including this new release, perform the piece at a much faster pace. There is a recording of Widor playing the Toccata when he was 89! Available on YouTube.