1859 Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Basilique Sainte-Clotilde, Paris, France
1859 Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Basilique Sainte-Clotilde, Paris, France

In Memoriam Jean Langlais #1124

…a second tribute to the famous blind French organist, master improviser and prolific composer, featuring performances and comments by his students, friends and wife.

Hour 1

JEAN LANGLAIS: Chant de joie, from Nine Pieces, Opus 40 [1942] –Suzanne Chaisemartin (1868 Barker; 1899 Cavaillé-Coll; 1961 Beuchet-Debierre; 1987 Dargassies/Église St. Augustin, Paris, France) Edition Lade CD-014

JEAN LANGLAIS: Theme Libre [1929] –Ann Labounsky (1874; 1978 Beuchet-Debierre/Ancienne Cathédrale Saint-Samson, Dol-de-Bretagne, France) MHS CD-5263245

JEAN LANGLAIS: Eglogue, from Premiere symphonie [1942] –Pierre Cogen (1859 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Sainte-Clotilde, Paris, France) Cybelia CD-867

JEAN LANGLAIS: Diptyque for Piano and Organ, Opus 179 [1974] –Alain Raës, piano; Marie-Louise Langlais (1997 Birouste/Église Saint-Vincent, Roquevaire, France) Solstice CD-180

JEAN LANGLAIS: Prélude grégorien, Opus 205 [1979]; Mon ame cherche un fin paisible, from Neuf Pieces, Opus 40 [1945]; Les Rameaux, from Poemes evangeliques, Opus 7 [1932] –George C. Baker (1888 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France) Solstice CD-240

JEAN LANGLAIS: Poem of Peace [1966] –Susan Ferré (1998 Fritts/Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA) Gothic G49211

Filler –JEAN LANGLAIS Theme Libre (see above)

Hour 2

JEAN LANGLAIS: Pasticcio, from Organ Book [1957] –Jean Langlais (1738 Müller/Sint-Bavokerk [St. Bavo Church], Haarlem, The Netherlands) InterSound 2001

JEAN LANGLAIS: Triptyque, Opus 39 [1957] –Jennifer Bate (1979 Danion-Gonzalez/Cathédrale, Beauvais, France) Unicorn-Kanchana 9077

JEAN LANGLAIS: Angélus, Jésus nous dit de prier, and Pensez a l’éternité, from Huit Chants de Bretagne, Opus 161 [1975] –Ann Labounsky (1977 Casavant Frères/Cathedral of St. Peter, Erie, PA) MHS CD-424127

JEAN LANGLAIS: Arabesque sur les flutes, from Suite Francaise [1947]; Salve Regina, from Mosaiques [1976] –Michelle Leclerc (1979 Danion-Gonzalez/Cathédrale, Beauvais, France) Organ CD ORG7225

Filler –JEAN LANGLAIS Triptyque (see above)