Maurice Georges Eugène Le Boucher (25 May 1882 – 9 September 1964), was a French organist, composer, and pedagogue.
Le Boucher was born in Isigny-sur-Mer. In 1904, he entered the Paris Conservatory, where he was a student of Gabriel Fauré. In 1907, Le Boucher won the prestigious Grand Prix de Rome. Later, he became professor at the École Niedermeyer and organist at St. Germain-l'Auxerrois in Paris. He wrote an Organ Symphony in E major, which was published in 1917 by Éditions Leduc, Paris. He wrote a drama on Oscar Wilde la Duchesse de Padoue which was published by Salabert in 1931. In 1920, he was appointed as director of the Montpellier Conservatory, a post he held for 22 years. His students included André David.
Le Boucher died in 1964 in Paris.
This wonderful piece is written in cyclical form - you will hear the theme transformed throughout the piece as each section arises. As far as I know, no one plays this piece in recent memory - I found it while researching for my book on the organ Symphonie, and quite fell in love with it. Although written in 1917, it still is firmly in the romantic tradition (although one can hear some impressionist tendencies)