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2017 09 25
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In memoriam Paul Barras


1925-2017

You hear many recordings from the private archive of Paul Barras and you hear Bernard Carlier playing the Delmotte organ of Mons. Jean-Michel Allepaerts plays Paul Barras' music at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Quebec. You hear Gaston Litaize and Jean Langlais playing aswell music of Flor Peeters.

29 06 1925

Born blind in Chaumont-Gistoux (BEL)

Studied at the "Lemmensinstitute": Flor Peeters (organ), Jules Van Nuffel (gregorian chant), Marinus De Jong (counterpoint)

1952

Finished his studies at the Conservatory at Antwerp.
The same year he won the first prize at an international organ competition at Munich (DEU) playing "Dieu parmi nous".

1953-1964

Titular organist at the Delmotte organ of the "Collégiale Sainte Waudru" Mons (BEL).
He followed lessons with André Marchal and Jean Langlais. At the same he gave concerts in Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

1967-1988

He bought his own organ and put it in his church "Divin Sauveur" at Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe (BEL). He teaches the organ at the local music school. He also organises concerts at his organ with Marie-Claire Alain, Pierre Cochereau, Jean Langlais, Gaston Litaize, Flor Peeters, Michaël Scheinder, …
Many of his compositions are edited by Bayard-Nizet.

2013

Paul became honorary citizen of Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe.

2015

Together with Robert Hostyn and Bernard Carlier he gave a recital in the Abbey of Maredsous for his 90th birthday!

04 09 2017

Paul passed away.

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François Houtart
Belgian Organ Music
BEL Brussel, Abdij Ter Kameren: E.F.Walcker
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Jan Vermeire, Jan Buysschaert, Heren Vlaams Radiokoor (H.Vanden Abeele)
Flemish Organ Treasure vol. 2
BEL Veurne, St.-Jansgasthuis: P.C.Van Peteghem
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Xavier Deprez, Jean Ferrard, Momoyo Kokubu, Bernard Foccroulle
Notre-Dame du Finistère, Brussels
BEL Brussel, Notre-Dame du Finistère: Hippolyte Loret 1856
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Bernard Foccroulle
Bach Orgelwerke Vol. 15
BEL Leffe, Abdij: Thomas
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Ignace Michiels
Land Of Hope And Glory
BEL Brugge, St.Salvator Kathedraal
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Serge Schoonbroodt
Nicolas Lebègue - Quatre Suites Pour Orgue
BEL Herve, St.Jean-Baptiste: anonymous XVII
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Jozef Sluys
Pietro Cornet [disc 2]
BEL Oostkamp: J.Van Eynde