Langlais, Jean. (1907-1991)

Signed 1970 Concert Program

Single Sheet typed program of an organ recital at St. Mary's Church, Shrewsbury, England, on Saturday, March 7, 1970. Signed "J Langlais." 10 x 8 inches (25.3 x 20.3 cm). In excellent condition.

"As an organ composer, Langlais followed the tradition of Tournemire. A quarter of his works are based on Gregorian melodies, treated with great inventiveness and enhanced by rich polymodal harmonies. Almost all his music was intended to express his religious faith. From 1962 to 1975 he taught at the Schola Cantorum in Paris, and gained a reputation as one of the best teachers of improvisation in the world, drawing pupils from many countries." Xavier Darasse and Marie-Louise Jaquet-Langlais in Grove Music Online. (21830)