By Kathleen Thomerson
This can be the 1st e-book at the French composer Jean Langlais to be released in English and likewise the 1st to supply whole details on all of his released works plus 86 unplubished compositions, and 11 orchestral works. This publication lines Langlais' improvement from his early years of research on the nationwide Institute for the younger Blind, via his lengthy and energetic profession as composer, church musician, and live performance organist, and explores the impression that Langlais' exertions, selection, and ability have had at the musical global. it's divided into 5 significant sections, together with a biography, interviews, works and performances, a discography, and a bibliography. directory 240 compositions written among 1927 and 1987, and containing a whole discography of either commercially produced and privately published recordings, the foremost element of this quantity is an annotated bibliography of writings by means of and approximately Langlais, with 536 entries, overlaying the years from 1926 to 1987, whilst he celebrated his 80th birthday. different types comprise normal references, person compositions, improvisations, reports of recordings, nonprint assets, and archive info. there's worthy info on premieres, reactions to Langlais' works and performances, recital courses, and correspondence. The opus numbers, lately accomplished by means of Marie-Louise Jaquet-Langlais, the composer's spouse, are released right here for the 1st time in a chronological checklist of compositions, and the index part covers works, authors and translators, and common details.
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MELODIES, CINQ (1954). -A. de Baillif. 10'. Philippo. Piano accompaniment. Sometimes titled Cinq melodies sur des poemes de Ronsard I. A Francine 2. Je veux mourir 3. Marie, qui voudrait votre nom 4. Demandes-tu, chere Marie 5. Marie, levez-vous Revised, with additions, 1974 as 5 Pieces pour flute. 36 Works UI100. MELODIES, DEUH (1963). Text: M. J. Durry. Unpublished. Piano accompaniment. 1. Mon ombre 3'. 2. Soleilsde sable 3'. 15". Premiere June 16, 1965. Oil01. MELODIES, QURTRE (1940). Unpublished.
ETUDES DE CONCERT, SEPT pour pedale seule (June 1983). 22' 50". Universal, 1984 1. Chromatique 2. Countrepoint 1 (Kyrie, Missa "Orbis factor") 3. Alternances 4. Contrepoint 2 5. Staccato 6. Trilles 7. Alleluia (based on "0 filii et filiae") Premiere August 14, 1985, Bruno Mathieu, Ingolstadt. American premiere November 12, 19fl5, Ann Labounsky, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh. ID 135. FANTASY ON TUIO SCOTTISH THEMES (1986) In press, Novello Commissioned by Marjorie Bruce and the Scottish Arts Council in recognition of the composer's eightieth birthday.
I. Ave Verum (French text) 2. AveMaris Stella (French text) 3. Tantum ergo (French and Latin texts) For medium voice/unison choir, with organ (harmonium or piano). Repons pour une Messe de Funftrallles (1967). Unison or 3 mixed voices, soprano, tenor, bass. (See. W67) 38 Works UI117. SRCERDOS ET PONTIFEH, "TU ES PETAUS" (1959) 3 World Library Sacred Music, 1961. Unison choir, organ, 2 trumpets ad libitum. Premiere August 1959, Solemn Pontifical Mass, Workshop Choir, Roger Wagner, conductor, Kathleen Thomerson, organ, 7th Annual Liturgical Music Workshop, Boys Town, Nebraska.