Organ Encyclopedia

The Naxos Organ Encyclopedia presents repertoire that spans more than 500 years of organ music history, from the early years of the Renaissance era up to the present day, featuring those key composers who wrote for the instrument.

The organ music of Jan Sweelinck constitutes a peak achievement of the late Renaissance era. Known mostly for his organ chorales, Heinrich Scheidemann, an early-period Baroque composer and pupil of Sweelinck, is an important forerunner of the better-known mid-period Baroque composer and significant Bach predecessor, Dietrich Buxtehude.

The Romantic era’s Josef Rheinberger is best known for his many fine solo organ sonatas. Felix Mendelssohn contributed six worthy sonatas of his own to the organ literature. Of equal note is the organ music of the influential Belgian composer, Cesar Franck.

The music of Louis Vierne, Max Reger and the prolific Marcel Dupré represents the late Romantic and early modern era’s penchant for harmonic complexity and virtuosity. The bracing music of 20th-century composers Jehan Alain and Jean Langlais are somewhat more determinedly modern in conception, straddling tonality.

With the Naxos Organ Encyclopedia, classical music lovers are able to explore and enjoy a wide range of organ music.


Album Title Catalogue No.
Alain: Organ Works 8.554113
Alain: Organ Works, Vol. 2 8.553633
Bach: Organ Works 8.570571
Bingham: Heaven and Earth 8.574251
Bingham: Organ Music 8.572687
Bohm: Chorale Partitas - Preludes and Fugues 8.555857
Bossi: Organ Music 8.572177
Buxheimer Orgelbuch (Das), Vol. 1 8.553466
Buxheimer Orgelbuch (Das), Vol. 2 8.553467
Buxheimer Orgelbuch (Das), Vol. 3 8.553468
Buxtehude: Organ Music, Vol. 1 8.554543
Buxtehude: Organ Music, Vol. 2 8.555775
Buxtehude: Organ Music, Vol. 3 8.555991
Buxtehude: Organ Music, Vol. 4 8.557195
Buxtehude: Organ Music, Vol. 5 8.557555
Buxtehude: Organ Music, Vol. 6 8.570311
Buxtehude: Organ Music, Vol. 7 8.570312
C.P.E. Bach: Organ Sonatas, Wq. 65/32 & 70/2-6 8.573424
Couperin, F.: Organ Masses 8.557741-42
Czerny: Organ Music 8.573425
Dialogue for Two Organs 8.557131
Dickinson, P.: Organ Works (Complete) 8.572169
Dupre: Works for Organ, Vol. 1 8.553862
Dupre: Works for Organ, Vol. 2 8.553918
Dupre: Works for Organ, Vol. 3 8.553922
Dupre: Works for Organ, Vol. 4 8.553919
Dupre: Works for Organ, Vol. 5 8.554026
DUPRE: Works for Organ, Vol. 6 8.554210
Dupre: Works for Organ, Vol. 7 8.554211
DUPRE: Works for Organ, Vol. 8 8.553920
Dupre: Works for Organ, Vol. 9 8.554378
Dupre: Works for Organ, Vol. 10 8.553921
Dupre: Works for Organ, Vol. 11 8.554379
Dupre: Works for Organ, Vol. 12 8.554209
Dupre: Works for Organ, Vol. 13 8.554542
Durufle: Organ Music (Complete) 8.557924
Elgar: Complete Organ Works 8.574366
Evocations - Contemporary Organ Music 8.579122
Franck: Great Organ Works, Vol. 1 8.554697
Franck: Great Organ Works, Vol. 2 8.554698
Georg Muffat: Organ Works, Vol. 1 8.553917
Hindemith: Organ Sonatas 8.573194
Jackson: Trumpet and Organ Works 8.554773
Krebs: Organ Works 8.553924
Langlais: Suite Medievale - Cinq Meditations sur l'Apocalypse 8.553190
Leighton: Missa de Gloria - Et Resurrexit - Hymn Fantasies 8.572601
Liszt: Organ Works, Vol. 1 8.554544
Liszt: Organ Works, Vol. 2 8.555079
McDowall: Organ Works 8.579077
Mendelssohn: Organ Sonatas Nos. 1- 6, Op. 65 8.553583
Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur 8.573332
Messiaen: L'Ascension 8.573471
Messiaen: Les Corps Glorieux - Messe de la Pentecôte 8.573682
Messiaen: Livre d'orgue 8.573845
Messiaen: Livre du Saint Sacrement 8.572436-37
Messiaen: Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité 8.573979
MUFFAT: Organ Works, Vol. 2 8.553990
Pachelbel: Organ Works 8.554380
Pott: Christus 8.574252-53
Reger, M.: Organ Works, Vol. 1 8.553926
Reger, M.: Organ Works, Vol. 2 8.553927
Reger, M.: Organ Works, Vol. 3 8.554207
Reger, M.: Organ Works, Vol. 4 8.555905
Reger, M.: Organ Works, Vol. 5 8.557186
Reger, M.: Organ Works, Vol. 6 8.557338
Reger, M.: Organ Works, Vol. 7 8.557891
Reger, M.: Organ Works, Vol. 8 8.570455
Reger, M.: Organ Works, Vol. 9 8.570454
Reger: Organ Works, Vol. 10 8.570960
Reger: Organ Works, Vol. 11 8.572466
Reger: Organ Works, Vol. 12 8.572821
Reger: Organ Works, Vol. 13 8.572906
Reger: Organ Works, Vol. 14 8.572907
Reger: Organ Works, Vol. 15 8.572908
Reger: Organ Works, Vol. 16 8.572909
Rheinberger, J.G.: Organ Works, Vol. 1 8.554212
Rheinberger, J.G.: Organ Works, Vol. 2 8.554213
Rheinberger, J.G.: Organ Works, Vol. 3 8.554549
Rheinberger, J.G.: Organ Works, Vol. 4 8.554809
Rheinberger, J.G.: Organ Works, Vol. 5 8.557184
Rheinberger, J.G.: Organ Works, Vol. 6 8.570313
Rheinberger, J.G.: Organ Works, Vol. 7 8.570314
Rheinberger, J.G.: Organ Works, Vol. 8 8.570315
Rinck: Works for Organ 8.553925
Robin, J.-B.: Organ Music 8.570892
Saint-Saens: Organ Music 8.557285
Scheidemann: Organ Works, Vol. 1 8.554202
Scheidemann: Organ Works, Vol. 2 8.554203
Scheidemann: Organ Works, Vol. 3 8.554548
Scheidemann: Organ Works, Vol. 4 8.555876
Scheidemann: Organ Works, Vol. 5 (Brown) 8.557054
Scheidemann: Organ Works, Vol. 6 8.573118
Scheidemann: Organ Works, Vol. 7 8.573119
Sweelinck: Organ Works 8.550904
Van Noordt: Works for Organ, Vol. 1 8.554204
Van Noordt: Works for Organ, Vol. 2 8.554205
Vierne: Organ Symphonies Nos. 3 and 6 8.553524
Walcha: Chorale Preludes, Vol. 1 8.572910
Walcha: Chorale Preludes, Vol. 2 8.572911
Walcha: Chorale Preludes, Vol. 3 8.572912
Walther: Organ Works, Vol. 1 8.554316
Walther: Organ Works, Vol. 2 8.554317
Weckmann: Organ Works, Vol. 1 8.553849
WECKMANN: Organ Works, Vol. 2 8.553850
Wesley: Organ Works 8.570410
Widor: Organ Favourites 8.570310
Widor: Organ Symphonies, Vol. 1 8.574161
Widor: Organ Symphonies, Vol. 2 8.574195
Widor: Organ Symphonies, Vol. 3 8.574206
Widor: Organ Symphonies, Vol. 5 8.574279