Music Fonts 

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Georges Antoine 

Jean-Pierre Armanet 

Paul Barras 

Tiziano Bedetti 

Michel Béro 

Jean-Louis Cadée 

Leonello Capodaglio 

Yves Carlin 

Dominique Charle 

Thierry Chleide 

Marcel Cominotto 

Roger Cornelis 

Mathieu Debaar 

Christian Debecq 

Firmin Decerf 

Paul Detiffe 

Berthe di Vito-Delvaux 

Georges Dubois 

Albert Dupuis 

Luc Dupuis 

Michel Fourgon 

Pierre Froidebise 

Maurice Guillaume 

André Jadot 

Mathieu Jodin 

André Klenes 

Lucien Lambotte 

Louis Lavoye 

Michel Leclerc 

Guillaume Lekeu 

Jean-Luc Lepage 

Alain Levecq 

Pierre Liémans 

Albert Lomba 

Guy-Philippe Luypaerts 

Anne Martin 

Raymond Micha 

Marian Mitea 

Onofrio Palumbo 

Désiré Pâque 

Jean-Dominique Pasquet 

Carlos Peron Cano 

René Potrat 

Henri Pousseur 

Jean Rogister 

Paul Rouault 

Paul Sana 

Pierre Schwickerath 

Edouard Senny 

Claude Siquiet 

Philippe Verkaeren 

Patrick Wilwerth 

Pirly Zurstrassen 

  Firmin DECERF (Longvilly 1942)

FIRMIN DECERFFirmin DECERF is a laureate of the Lemmens Institute (Malines-Louvain) where he studied organ and educational theory of music. Professor emeritus of organ and improvisation at the IMEP (Institut Supérieur de Musique et de pédagogie Musicale) at Namur, he also is permanently titular of the Schumacher organ of the Saint-Pierre church in Bastogne.

Improvisation, which he worked on for two years with Pierre Cochereau in Paris and in Nice, has become one of his specialties. He regularly gives concerts in Belgium and abroad. In 1987 and in 1995, Firmin Decerf was on two tours of organ concerts in the U.S.A. He realised several recordings for the R.T.B.F. (French speaking Belgian Radio and Television) and recorded a number of compact disks dedicated to improvisation, in 1991 and in 1995 on the organ of which he is titular, in 1993 on the organ of the Abbey of Orval and in 1998 an improvisation disk on piano. In 2001, his latest disk entitled « Le Chemin de Croix et la Résurrection (The Stations of the Cross and the Resurrection) » was awarded at several occasions by the written press and the « Magazine de l'Orgue (Magazine of the Organ) » awarded him a « Coup de Chapeau (A feather in your cap) ».

His activity also covers the field of the modern liturgical chanting, in particular by the recording of a repertoire of chants adapted to the different periods of the liturgical year, by participating at liturgical music festivals and by the composition of liturgical chants. The liturgy, of which he is particularly fond being an organist, will always be for him a moment of privilege in his professional life. He also collaborated on the recording of several records of liturgical music, released by S.M. in Paris and by L.E.V. in Lyon.

In the framework of Brussels 2000, he participated as Belgian specialist of improvisation in « Organum Novum », musical association for the promotion of the organ. In October 2001, he created the Organ Festival of Bastogne and in July 2003, during the International Festival of Wiltz (Grand Duchy of Luxemburg) he gave a « master-class » improvisation on the organ.

from Firmin Decerf