Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42 (includes Toccata)
Up 6. Widor is a Hall of Fame One Hit Wonder.
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!
Win every hour with the Hall of Fame
We're offering you the chance to win a Roberts Radio, the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2014 album, and a copy of our brand new book, 50 Moments That Rocked The Classical Music World, every hour during the countdown.
The Hall of Fame album
We've compiled some of the greatest tracks from this year's Hall of Fame and housed them on one album for your listening pleasure.
Download the Classic FM app for your Apple device
Got an Apple mobile device? Listen to Classic FM on the move with our beautifully-designed, brand new app.
Download the Classic FM app for your Android device
Got an Android mobile device? Listen to Classic FM on the move with our beautifully-designed, brand new app.