As he works on finishing up his biography of French Catholic organist, improviser, and composer Charles Tournemire, Kevin Faulkner joins us to discuss Tournemire’s studies with Franck, his career as an organist, his improvisations, a look at his overall compositional output, focusing on works for the organ, and how his monumental composition L’Orgue Mystique fits into the sung Mass.

To learn more about L’Orgue Mystique, check out the collection of essays entitled Mystic Modern

To learn more about the Organ Improvisation Seminar as part of the Catholic Institute of Sacred Music’s Summer 2023 term, visit: