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A Playlist For Celebrating Notre Dame Cathedral's Musical Impact

The organ of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, one of the most famous in the World. (Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)
The organ of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, one of the most famous in the World. (Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)

The medieval cathedral Notre Dame in Paris is where modern Western music was born. The building was severely damaged last month by a devastating fire.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks with Wichita Symphony double bassist and music professor Mark Foley ( @MarkFoleyMusic) about what’s on his playlist of music about Notre Dame.

Foley’s Notre Dame Playlist

Pierre Cochereau, “Improvisation on ‘La Marseillaise’ ” (Nov. 12, 1970, for the funeral of President Charles de Gaulle)

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Pierre Cochereau, “Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor”

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Konrad Ruhland, “Kyrie Eleison,” from Cantus Selecti

Léonin, “Viderunt Omnes”

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Pérotin le Grand, “Sederunt principes”

Guillaume de Machaut, “La Messe de Nostre Dame”

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Aretha Franklin, “Mary, Don’t You Weep”

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This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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