Born in 1965, Thierry Escaich studied in Paris where he obtained eight first prizes for Organ and Composition. His performances and works during his professional career have also received various distinctions, Trois Esquisses for Organ being no exception.
Composed in 1991, Trois Esquisses is very modern, exploiting tonality, rhythm, harmony, and many other elements to a virtuosic level. Esciach's is a great improvisation expert and Trois Esquisses reflects aspects of this through use of complex rhythms and developed melodies. With a typical performance lasting around 11 minutes, the Trois Esquisses are called, 1) Tournament, 2) Ritual, and 3) Variations on a Memory. For all advanced organists seeking to vary and expand their contemporary repertoire, this is an exciting addition to the repertoire.