April 23, 2017
- WIU Chapter of America Guild of Organists (AGO) Recital celebrating the works of Jean Langlais - First Presbyterian Church, Macomb
- Time: 5:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
400 East Carroll Street
Macomb, IL 61455
- Description: Free and open to the public.
Jean Langlais (1907-1991) was born into a poor family in rural Brittany and became blind by the age of three. At ten he began his formal training at the School for the Young Blind in Paris, after which he earned prizes in organ, improvisation and composition at the Paris Conservatory. Following in the footsteps of César Franck and Charles Tournemire, he presided at the Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Basilica of Sainte-Clotilde in Paris from 1945-1988. His European and North American tours brought him great acclaim as a concert organist and improvisor, and he was also revered as a teacher. He composed over 300 organ works, many of which incorporated chant.
Incantation pour un jour Saint (1949)
Remembrance (Hommage à Rameau, 1962)
Fantaisie (Hommage à Frescobaldi, 1951)
Prélude au Kyrie (Hommage à Frescobaldi, 1951)
Flutes (Organ Book, 1956)
Pasticcio (Organ Book, 1956)
Prière (Vingt-quatre pièces, 1939)
Chant de paix (Neuf Pièces, 1942)
De profundis (Neuf Pièces, 1942)
Aux lys avec leurs feuilles argentées (Huit chants de Bretagne, 1974)
Canzona (Folkloric Suite, 1952)
Suite Médiévale (1947)
Anita Eggert Werling
The WIU Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is comprised of organists, choir directors, teachers and students from west central Illinois. It is part of the 15,000-member national professional association which serves the organ and choral music fields. The purpose of the AGO is to promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide a forum of mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of guild members.
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- Source: School of Music