Organ solo Composed by Gaspard Corrette. Edited by Philippe Lescat, Jean Saint-Arroman, Marcel Degrutere. This edition: Facsimile. La Musique Francaise Classique de 1650 a 1800. Score. Published by Anne Fuzeau Productions - France (FZ.3288).
Organ Bande mit Orgelmusik mittleren Schwierigkeitsgrads von klassischen franzosischen Komponisten aus verschiedenen historischen Epochen (1600-1700). Edited by Giuseppe Pedemonti. Sheet music. 80 pages. Edition Carrara #EC 3839. Published by Edition Carrara (M7.EC-3839).
The only existing work we know is “un petit livre d’orgue” whit a mass included (“messe du huitième ton”). Since he belongs to the classic French organ school we can expect the typical music although in contrast to the very known music (e.g. F. Couperin, N. Lebegue) his music is less severe... the typical modal parts makes it a bit nostalgic. His music suffers also from “nonchalance” but this style makes him different from other little French organ composers.
Gaspard Corrette was born in 1671 in Rouen in France. About his youth there is not so much to find but he was organist in a few churches in Rouen until in 1720 he left as many others did before him to Paris to try to catch the glamour. From that time on we lose track of him. He died around 1733 in Paris. He was the type of composers that were named “les petis maîtres”.
According the the New Grove, there are also sources that suggest that he was born in Delf, The Netherlands.