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Charles Tournemire (Composer)

Born: 22nd January 1870, Bordeaux, France

Died: 4th November 1939, Arcachon, France

Nationality: French

Charles Arnould Tournemire was a French composer and organist, notable partly for his improvisations, which were often rooted in the music of Gregorian chant. His compositions include eight symphonies (one of them choral), four operas, twelve chamber works and eighteen piano solos. He is mainly remembered for his organ music, the best known being a set of pieces called L'Orgue mystique.

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