Albert Schweitzer visited Charles Widor in Paris. Widor served as organist in Saint Sulpice. Himself a master of music, Widor had composed ballet, comic opera, symphonies and chamber music. Webster’s Biographical Dictionary, 1570.
Yet, after hearing Schweitzer play the organ, Widor admitted his superiority. He also admitted that Bach’s choral preludes baffled him. The good Doctor explained that they could be understood only by the choral texts. Hearing each explained, Widor finally began to understand Bach. Reader’s Digest, Biography, 445.
He also wanted Schweitzer to write down all he could about the choral preludes, to be used as a teaching tool of other organists. All of this has significant implications for all religious leaders vis á vis Jesus. End Part I