Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42 (includes Toccata)
Widor is an Ultimate Hall of Fame One Hit Wonder. This piece fell to its lowest ever position of number 106 in the most recent countdown.
The French composer Charles-Marie Widor wrote a total of ten organ symphonies but sadly, it is only the Toccata from No.5 that retains any kind of popular appeal today. It's quite some popular appeal, though, being one of the most regularly requested wedding-day pieces in the world. Many a bride and groom have left the church to the sound of 'The Widor', as it's often called. It certainly provides something of a challenge for your average parish organist to pull off successfully!
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