Although he has played most of the important works of the organ repertoire, Lagacé is considered a specialist of baroque music, and of Bach in particular. He performed the complete organ works of Bach on two occasions at the Immaculée-Conception Church in Montreal 1975-7, 1987-9. Following one of these recitals 7 Oct 1987, Carol Bergeron commented that 'Bernard Lagacé delivers a clear, sensitive and intelligent discourse. This music speaks to us and one feels that the performer is at one with the music. ' (Montreal Le Devoir, 9 Oct 1987). In the same church, he performed Buxtehude's complete organ works in six recitals 1978-9 with his wife.
See also Éric Lagacé (his son).
'A few notes on Bach's Art of Fuguhe,' Musick, vol 2, Autumn 1980
'The Art of Fugue,' Continuo, Sep 1985
- Toccata in D Minor, Pastoral in F, et al. 1981. Titanic Ti-14
Brahms 11 Chorales; Fugue in B Flat Minor. 1978. Titanic Ti-38
Chorales for Organ: Scheidt - Buxtehude - Pachelbel - Böhm - Bach. 1965. Madrigal MAS-400
Couperin Messe pour les couvents. 1965. Madrigal MAS-403/Oryx ORYX 723
Cycle d'orgues en Avignon: English music of the 16th and 17th centuries. 1975. 3-Arion ARN 3360-07/Arion 311947
Frescobaldi Missa della Madonna (organ); Aria detta la Frescobalda; et al (harpsichord). 1965. Madrigal MAS-401
Morel Alléluia. (1980). 5-ACM 6
Pachelbel Toccata; et al. 1975. Arion ARN 38273/Mus H Soc MHS-4353
Scheidt Tabulatura Nova (1st part). 1980. Calliope CAL-1746
- Tabulatura Nova (3rd part) et al. 1980. 4-Calliope CAL-1174750
With Mireille Lagacé: The complete organ works of Buxtehude. 1977-8. 8-Calliope CAL 173138 available singly on Calliope CAL 1731, 1733, 1735, 1737 (Bernard); 1732, 1734, 1736, 1738 (Mireille)
See also Discography for Festival Singers; Micheline Tessier; Turp.
Author Pierre Rochon
Gingras, Claude. 'Lagacé: Je suis content qu'on ait pensé à l'orgue,' Montreal La Presse, 7 Oct 1978
Cousineau, André. 'Entrevue: Bernard Lagacé,' Tic-Toc-Choc, vol 6, Dec 1984
Crabb, Michael. 'Bravo! Bravo!,' Bravo, Vol 3, Jan-Feb 1985