Daniel Roth (organist)

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Daniel Roth at organ console in Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris

Daniel François Roth (born October 31, 1942 in Mulhouse), is a French organist, composer, and pedagogue.

Biography[edit]

Roth began his musical training at the conservatory in his home town, Mulhouse with Professeur Joseph Victor Meyer. In 1960, he entered the Paris Conservatory, where he graduated with five first prizes — in organ and improvisation (1963, class of Rolande Falcinelli), harmony (1962, class of Maurice Duruflé), counterpoint and fugue (1963, class of Marcel Bitsch), and piano accompaniment (1970, class of Henriette Puit-Roget). He also studied organ with Marie-Claire Alain.

Daniel Roth is the father of conductor and flautist Francois-Xavier Roth[1] and violist Vincent Roth.

Career[edit]

In 1963, Daniel Roth became Rolande Falcinelli's substitute at the great organ at Sacré-Coeur in Paris, where he succeeded his former teacher as titular organist in 1973, a position he held until 1985, when he was appointed titular organist at Saint-Sulpice in Paris, where his predecessors were Charles-Marie Widor, Marcel Dupré, and Jean-Jacques Grunenwald.

Daniel Roth was the winner of several prestigious organ competitions, such as the competition of the "Amis de l'orgue", and the Grand Prix in organ performance and improvisation at the Concours de Chartres in 1971.[1]

From 1974-76, Daniel Roth was Artist-In-Residence at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and professor of organ at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C.. He also held teaching positions of organ in Marseille (1974-1979), Strasbourg (1979-1988), and Saarbrücken (1988-1995). From 1995-2007, he taught organ performance and improvisation at the Frankfurt Musikhochschule. In addition, he was consultant for the new organ by Karl Schuke at Luxembourg Philharmony, which he dedicated in 2005.

Daniel Roth is "Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur", "Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres", and "Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Organists". In 2006, he received the European Prize of European sacred music from the Schwäbisch Gmünd Festival (Germany).

Compositions[edit]

Organ solo[edit]

  • Cinq Versets sur Veni Creator for organ manualiter (In: L'organiste liturgique n°53. Paris: Éditions Schola Cantorum)
  • Évocation de la Pentecôte (composed 1979. Paris: Leduc, 1979/revised 1996, inédit)
  • Final Te Deum (composed 1981. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1993)
  • Joie, Douleur et Gloire de Marie (composed 1990. London: Novello, 1990)
  • Hommage à César Franck (composed 1990. Paris: Leduc, 1993)
  • Après une Lecture... (composed 1993. In: 1er recueil d'œuvres pour orgue. Paris: Éditions Billaudot, 1993)
  • Pour la nuit de Noël (composed 1993. Paris: Leduc, 1993):
    • Prélude "Veni, veni Emmanuel"
    • Communion
    • Postlude
  • Triptyque - Hommage à Pierre Cochereau (composed 1995 Paris: Leduc, 1996):
    • Prélude
    • Andante
    • Toccata
  • Introduction et Canzona (composed 1977-1990. Leutkirch/Allgäu: Pro Organo, 1992)
  • Artizarra - Fantaisie sur un chant populaire basque, pour la fête de I'Epiphanie (composed 1999. Mainz: Schott, 2002)
  • Petite Rhapsodie sur une chanson alsacienne (In: Elsässische Orgelmusik aus vier Jahrhunderten. Mainz: Schott, 1998)
  • Livre d'orgue pour le Magnificat, Hommage au Facteur d'orgues Aristide Cavaillé-Coll:
    • Vol. 1 (Paris: Éditions Association Boëllmann-Gigout, 2007):
      • 1a. Magnificat
      • 1b. Et exsultavit
      • 2. Quia respexit
      • 3. Quia fecit
      • 4. Et misericordia
      • 5. Fecit potentiam
    • Vol. 2 (unpublished):
      • 6. Deposuit
      • 7. Esurientes
      • 8. Suscepit
      • 9. Sicut locutus est
      • 10. Gloria Patri
  • Fantaisie fuguée sur Regina Caeli (Mainz: Schott, 2007)

Organ for four hands[edit]

  • Diptyque (2009, unpublished):
    • Andante
    • Allegro giocoso

Chamber music[edit]

  • Aïn Karim; Fantasia for flute and organ (Mainz: Schott, 1998)
  • Légende for oboe and piano (Paris: Éditions Billaudot)

Vocal works[edit]

  • Ave Maria for four equal voices (Sampzon: Delatour France)
  • In manus tuas Domine for SATB (St. Augustin: Butz-Verlag)
  • Regina Caeli for mixed voices (Sampzon: Delatour France)
  • Reine du ciel a capella (Strasbourg: Éditions Caecilia, 1977)
  • Notre Père a capella (Strasbourg: Éditions Caecilia, 1977)
  • Messe brève - Missa Brevis for SATB choir and organ (Mainz: Schott, 2001):
    • Kyrie
    • Gloria
    • Sanctus
    • Agnus Dei
  • In manus tuas for SATB choir and organ accompaniment ad lib. (St. Augustin: Butz-Verlag)
  • Ego sum panis for SATB choir and organ (St. Augustin: Butz-Verlag)
  • Missa de archangelis for SATB choir and organ (Sampzon: Delatour France):
    • Kyrie
    • Sanctus
    • Benedictus
    • Agnus Dei
  • Dignare me o Jesu for soloists, choir and organ (Sampzon: Delatour France)
  • Gebt Zeugnis! for soloists, choir and organ (Mainz: Schott)

Orchestra[edit]

  • Licht im Dunkel for organ, piano and orchestra:
    • I. L'Espérance (Poème for orchestra) (Mainz: Schott, 2005)
    • II. L'Amour (for organ, piano and orchestra) (unpublished)
    • III. La Joie (Fantaisie for organ, piano and orchestra) (Mainz: Schott, 2007)

Transcriptions for organ[edit]

  • César Franck: Interlude symphonique from the oratorio "Rédemption" (Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1996)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Scherzo from Six Duos op. 8 for harmonium and piano (Paris: Éditions Jobert)
  • César Franck: Symphony in D minor for orchestra; transcription after the composer's piano version for four hands (unpublished)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Roth, Daniel. Le Grand-Orgue A. Cavaillé-Coll, Mutin de la basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre à Paris. La Flûte harmonique : Publication de l'association A. Cavaillé-Coll, Numéro spécial 1985.
Preceded by
Jean-Jacques Grunenwald
Titular Organist, Saint Sulpice Paris
1985–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ Afternoon on 3 / BBC National Orchestra of Wales - BBC Radio 3 program of 23 February 2010

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