Organ Pipes and Brassery Bells


'Organ Pipes and Brassery Bells'

brass quintet, Brassery

 organ, Nicolas De Troyer

In this project the brass quintet joins forces with an organ.

program 2022:

Passio, Hans-André Stamm

Organconcerto in A- minor, BWV 593 J.S. Bach/ arr. M. Goris

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Allegro

Cantabile uit 'Trois Pièces', César Franck / arr. S. Verhaert

'Deuils' from 'Trois Dances', Jehan Alain

Symphony n°1 in d, op.42,  A. Guilmant / arr. S. Verhaert

I Introduction et Allegro

Scarborough Fair trad. / arr. M. Goris

Suite for Organ, brass quintet and percussion Craig Philips

III Toccata


sat 1 May 2021 at 15:00u

Sint- Paul's church in Antwerp


program 2021:

Domine ad adjuvandum me festina                    C. Monteverdi/ arr. M. Goris

Organconcerto in A- minor, BWV 593               J.S. Bach/  arr. M. Goris                    


I.   Allegro

II.  Adagio

III. Allegro

Pini di Roma                                                         O. Respighi/  M. Goris

I.   I Pini di Villa Borghes

II.  Pini presso una catacomba

III. I Pini dei Gianicolo ( Janiculum )

IV. I Pini della Via Appia



Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral                   R. Wagner/ arr. M. Goris              



         For the first edition of 'Organ Pipes and Brassery Bells', Marc Goris arranged 'Pini di Roma' by Ottorino Respighi for brass quintet and organ. This symphonic poem evokes ancient Roman scenes and explores the countless possibilities of sounds and colors resulting from this festive combination of 'brassery' bells and organ pipes.


 program 2018 - 2019 :

Intro Tylman Susato                                 T. Susato /  bew. M. Goris

Scarborough Fair                                     trad. / M. Goris

Ouverture to the Royal Fireworks            G.F. Haendel

Orgelsonate op. 65 nr°4                           F. Mendelssohn

III. Allegretto

I. Allegro con brio

Pini di Roma                                            O. Respighi/  M. Goris

I.   I Pini di Villa Borghese

II.  Pini presso una catacomba

III. I Pini dei Gianicolo ( Janiculum )

IV. I Pini della Via Appia


Maestoso from Symphony n°3 "Organ"   C. Saint-Saens/  C. Garner

Nicolas De Troyer


          Nicolas De Troyer (° 1984) studied piano and organ as from an early age. Since he preferred the organ, Nicolas decided to start higher music studies at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven with Reitze Smits and Luc Ponet. In 2007 he obtained the degree of "Master in Music" with highest distinction for his main instrument,  the organ. In addition, Nicolas obtained in 2010 a master's degree in harpsichord (with distinction), and finished in the same year his postgraduate advanced organ studies with a recital concert in the Brussels cathedral; the theme of the concert centered upon light and resurrection in contemporary organ music. He obtained this degree with the greatest distinction and congratulations from the jury.

          After his studies at the Lemmens Institute, Nicolas pursued studies in musicology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and obtained in June 2012 the degree of "Master of Arts in musicology" with distinction.

As a soloist, Nicolas has already given several concerts at home and abroad. He regularly cooperates as a continuo player with various ensembles and has already played with, among others, Il Fondamento, BachPlus and La Petite Bande. He assisted in a number of CD recordings, including the publication by Orgelkunst of the complete works for organ of Gabriel Verschraegen. In 2014 he produced his first solo CD "Across Borders" on the historic Le Royer organ of the St. Peter's Church in Turnhout.

          Furthermore Nicolas has successfully participated in various international organ competitions. In 2002 he was laureate of the Axion Classics competition of the Dexia Bank. In 2006 he won the eleventh international organ competition in Leiden in the category "Organ Music XXth Century"; in 2007 he was laureate of the twelfth international César Franck competition in Haarlem.

          As a musicologist Nicolas regularly gives lectures, e.g. for the Davidsfonds. Nicolas teaches organ and music history at the academy of music, word and dance in Hamme. Since 2008 he is lecturer-organist of the historic organ of the St. Paul's church in Antwerp.


poster, concert 'Organ Pipes and Brassery Bells' on 21 september 2019