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December 9, 1925, Paris, France

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Eugène Gigout ([ʒiɡu]; 23 March 1844 – 9 December 1925) was a French organist and a composer, mostly of music for his own instrument.


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Gigout was born in Nancy, and died in Paris. A pupil of Camille Saint-Saëns, he served as the organist of the French capital's Saint-Augustin Church for 62 years. He became widely known as a teacher and his output as a composer was considerable. Renowned as an expert improviser, he also founded his own music school. His nephew by marriage was Léon Boëllmann, another distinguished French composer and organist.

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The 10 pièces pour orgue (composed 1890) include the Toccata in B minor, Gigout's best-known creation, which turns up as a frequent encore at organ recitals. Also fairly often played, and to be found in the same collection, is a Scherzo in E major. Other notable pieces by Gigout are Grand chœur dialogué, which dates from 1881, and Marche religieuse. Gigout's works are now available on several commercial recordings.

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His pupils included the aforementioned Boëllmann, André Fleury, Henri Gagnon, André Marchal, André Messager, Albert Roussel and Victoria Cartier.

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