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Jean Langlais

Jean Langlais


Born on February 15, 1907 in La Fontenelle (Ille-et-Vilaine, France), on the Breton/Norman border only a few miles from the Mont St Michel, Jean Langlais received his musical training in Paris, first at the National School for the Blind, then at the Paris Conservatory. His teachers for organ and improvisation were Andre Marchal, Marcel Dupre and Charles Tournemire; in composition he studied under Paul Dukas. His professional activity was three-pronged: teaching, organ and composition. As Professor of Organ at the National School for the Blind and the Schola Cantorum, he taught a large number of students, in addition to many private pupils. Organist of St-Pierre de Montrouge (1934-1945) and above all of Ste-Clotilde (1945-1987), he also pursued a soloist career throughout the world. An exceptionally prolific composer, he has left us numerous scores for orchestral, instrumental or vocal ensembles and, for the organ, a corpus of more than 300 pieces. He died on May 8, 1991.

Works recorded by AEOLUS:

Arabesque sur les flûtes (Suite française)
Cantilène (Suite brève)
Choral sur la Voix humaine (Suite française)
Communion (Suite médiévale)
Contrepoint sur les jeux d'anche (Suite française)
Dialogue sur les mixtures (Suite brève)
Elévation (Suite médiévale)
Entrée (Suite médiévale)
Final rhapsodique (Suite française)
Française (Suite française)
Grands jeux (Suite brève)
Méditation sur les jeux de fond (Suite française)
Nazard (Suite française)
Offertoire (Suite médiévale)
Plainte (Suite brève)
Prélude sur les grands jeux (Suite française)
Rhapsodie sur deux noëls
Sortie (Suite médiévale)
Trio (Suite française)
Trois Poèmes évangéliques: L'Annonciation
Trois Poèmes évangéliques: La Nativité
Trois Poèmes évangéliques: Les Rameaux
Voix céleste (Suite française)