#01 Vibrance #1

Emmeran Rollin, organist

Recorded at the Basilique Saint-Sauveur in Rocamadour on the Grand Orgue Daldosso in 2020.

Vibrance is a project that combines colour and music at the heart of Johann Sebastian Bach’s repertoire. The colour of the keys, the colour of the registrations, the aim is to plunge the listener into the heart of an impressionist colour that makes Johann Sebastian Bach’s work so contemporary. In this opus, the key chosen is D minor.

This first opus in the Rocamadour Festival collection focuses on works in different styles by Johann Sebastian Bach, a decision designed to showcase the instrument’s musical kaleidoscope. All the colours and possibilities opened up by the Rocamadour organ are on show: the instrument’s sonic power takes centre stage in the two Toccatas and Fugues at the beginning and the end, while its gentleness and finesse come to the fore in the Schübler Chorales. The album also reveals the organ’s concertante side so appropriate for Bach transcriptions through the Concerto in D minor.

Press review

“Our first favourite of the year” Corinne Schneider, France Musique – 3 January 2021

“An album that, beyond its interpretative quality, makes you want to get to know this thousand-year-old place, the Rocamadour Festival and this organ, one of the most beautiful in Occitanie.” Frédéric Muñoz, Resmusica – 28 January 2021

“Emmeran Rollin reveals the full palette of the great organ of the Rocamadour basilica.” Laetitia Bertoni, La Dépêche du Midi – 10 February 2021



Jean-Sébastien Bach
1-2. Toccata et fugue en ré mineur « dorienne » BWV 538
3. Six chorals “Schübler” n°1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645
4. Six chorals “Schübler” n°2, Wo soll ich fliehen hin BWV 646
5. Six chorals “Schübler” n°3, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten BWV 647
6. Six chorals “Schübler” n°4, Meine Seele erhebt den Herren BWV 648
7. Six chorals “Schübler” n°5, Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 649
8. Six chorals “Schübler” n°6, Kommst du nun, Jesu, vom Himmel herunter BWV 650
9-12. Concerto en ré mineur BWV 596
13-15. Sonate en trio n°3 en ré mineur BWV 527
16. Toccata et fugue en ré mineur BWV 565