For this weekend’s communion voluntary, I will play a selection from L’Heures Mystiques (The Mystical Hours) by Léon Boëllmann (1862 - 1897). Boëllmann showed great musical aptitude from an early age, and went on to study at the École de Musique Classique et Religieuse in Paris. There he became a student of Eugène Gigout, who was so fond of Boëllmann that he adopted him into his own family. Boëllmann had a successful, though brief, career, most notably serving as organist titulaire at the Church of Saint Vincent de Paul. He died at the age of 35, most likely from tuberculosis.
Enjoy the music - and until we meet again, take care and stay well!