08 October 2007

An important musical event...

We are pleased to announce an Organ Recital presented by Marie-Louise Langlais, Professor of Organ at the Conservertoire Régionale, Paris, France on Wednesday, 24 October 2007, at 7 o’clock in the evening at Our Lady of the Atonement Church in San Antonio.

The recital is presented as part of Madame Langlais’ tour of the United States commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of her late husband, organist and composer Jean Langlais. This program is the first in a series of musical events in celebrating the Twenty-fifth anniversary of Our Lady of the Atonement Parish

Marie-Louise Langlais is the widow of the world-renowned composer Jean Langlais and is the author of an extensive biography of his life. Her degrees include a Doctorate in Musicology and a Doctor of Law from the Sorbonne. In demand world-wide as a concert organist, lecturer, and adjudicator, she is Professor of Organ at the Conservatoire Régionale de Paris. She is especially noted for her extensive research on Franck.

Here is the programme:

Pierre ATTAINGNANT (1531)
- Cinq Danses de la Renaissance :
Branle gay de Poitou
Gaillarde on the Passamezzo antico
Basse Dance Saint Roch

Nicolas de GRIGNY (1671-1703)
- Récit de tierce en taille

Alexandre-Pierre-François BOELY (1785-1858)
- Fantasia pour le Judex Crederis op.38

Louis-Alfred-James LEFEBURE-WELY (1817-1869)
- Choeur de voix humaines

Charles TOURNEMIRE (1870-1939)
- Fantaisie (L’Orgue Mystique n°7, Epiphania Domini)

Jehan ALAIN (1911-1940)
- Deuxième Fantaisie

Jean LANGLAIS (1907-1991)
- Big Texas (American Suite)
- Scherzo Cats (American Suite
- Canzona (Folkloric Suite)
- Cantique (Folkloric Suite)
- Incantation pour un Jour Saint