Composer and organist, Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944) is considered one of the most major French Pipe Organ players. It is no surprise, therefore, that 12 Pieces are very well informed.
Following his studies at the Paris Conservatoire, Gounod took over as concert organist at the institution. The third volume of 12 Pieces for Organ was compiled in 1913, following two preceding, successful volumes of the same nature. The first of the twelve pieces of volume 3 includes In Memoriam, remembering the victims of the Titanic. Moreover, a helpful index of performance directions is included. For all advanced, aspiring organists, Bonnet's 12 Pieces is an essential addition to the repertoire.