Jehan Alain

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Synopsis[edit]

French composer and organist

  • 1911, born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye
  • 1927-39, Paris, pupil at Paris Conservitoire where he studied with Marcel Dupre
  • 1929-39, Paris, main period of composition
  • 1935-39, Paris, organist of St Nicolas de Maisons Lafitte
  • 1940, died in Saumur in combat

His most famous work today is his AWV 100 (JA 119), Litanies. He was known to be influenced by the music, dance and philosophies of the far east. His musical output was viewed by many to have been among the most original of the 20th century.

For details, see the Wikipedia article on Jehan Alain.

List of Organ Works[edit]

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Opus Opus Title Year
AWV 86 JA 069, 070, 082 Suite 1934
AWV 64 JA 079 Climat 1932
AWV 77 JA ??? Prelude et fugue  ????
AWV 75 JA 067 Choral dorien 1935
AWV 76 JA 068 Choral phrygien 1935
AWV 120 JA 138 Aria 1938
AWV 29 JA 027 Variations sur l'hymne Lucis creator 1932
AWV 5 JA 007 bis Berceuse sur 2 notes qui cornent 1929
AWV 57 JA 064 Prelude profane No. 1 1933
AWV 58 JA 065 Prelude profane No. 2 1933
AWV 109A JA 135 Monodie 1938
AWV 8 JA 009 Ballade en mode phrygien 1930
AWV 62 JA 134 Choral cistercin pour une Élévation 1934
AWV 99 JA 118 Variations sur un theme de Clement Jannequin 1937
AWV 63 JA 071 Le jardin suspendu 1934
AWV 100 JA 119 Litanies 1937
AWV 73 JA 063 Fantasmagorie 1935
AWV 119 JA 120A Trois Danses: Joies, Deuils, Luttes 1937
AWV 36 JA ??? Grave  ????
AWV 37 JA 033 Petite pièce 1932
AWV 74a JA ??? "Fileuse"  ????
AWV 10 JA 014 Lamento 1930
AWV 59 JA 072 Fantasie No. 1 1933
AWV 91 JA 117 Fantasie No. 2 1936
AWV 61 JA 077-078 2 Danses a Agni Yavishta 1932
AWV 35 JA 038 Complainte à la mode ancienne 1932
AWV 30 JA 028 Fugue en mode de Fa 1932
AWV 19 JA 006 Verset-choral 1931
AWV 87 JA ??? Berceuse  ????
AWV 72 JA 062 De Jules Lemaitre 1935
AWV 33 JA 037 Chant donné 1932
AWV 65b JA ??? Andante from Suite monodique  ????
AWV 13 JA 029 Postlude pour l'Office des Complines 1930
AWV ??? JA 131A Variations sue un chant donné 1930
AWV ??? JA 143 Pièces d'après François Campion 1931
AWV ??? JA 030-032 Trois minutes 1932
AWV ??? JA 132 Chant nupital (for baritone and organ) 1932
AWV ??? JA 026 Variations chorales sur Sacris solemnis (for 5 mixed voices and organ) 1933
AWV ??? JA 094A Invention à trois voix (for flute and organ) 1937
AWV ??? JA 133A Fugue sur un sujet de Henri Rabaud 1933
AWV ??? JA 066 bis Intermezzo 1934
AWV ??? JA 095 Vocalise dorienne (for soprano and organ) 1937
AWV ??? JA 120D Sarabande (for organ, quintet) 1937
AWV ??? JA 120 bis Danse funèbre pour honorer une mémoire héroïque 1937
AWV ??? JA 122 Tantum ergo ( for 2 voices and organ) 1938
AWV ??? JA 136 Messe modale en septuor (for soprano, alto, flute and string quartet or organ 1938
AWV ??? JA 101A Noël nouvelet 1938
AWV ??? JA 112A Que j'aime ce divin Enfant 1938
AWV ??? JA 113 D'où vient qu'en cette nuiée (for 4 equal voices and organ) 1938
AWV ??? JA 115 Transcription du Récit de NAzard de Clérambault (for flute and organ) 1938
AWV ??? JA 121 MArche de Saint Nicolas (for 2 trumpets, drums and organ) 1938
AWV ??? JA 121A Marche des Horaces et des Curiaces (for 2 trumpets, drums and organ) 1938
AWV ??? JA 126 Fragment de la cantate de J.S. Bach Erschallet, ihr Lieder (for 2 trumpets and organ) 1938
AWV ??? JA 127 Allegro du Concerto en sol majeur de Händel (for two trumpets and organ) 1938
AWV ??? JA 128 Concerto en si bémol majeur de Händel (for two trumpets and organ) 1938
AWV ??? JA 139 L'année liturgique israëlite 1938
AWV ??? JA 137 Prière pour ous autres charneld (for tenor, bass and organ) 1938
AWV ??? JA 140 Tantum ergo (for sporano, tenor and organ) 1938
AWV ??? JA 141 Salve, virilis pectoris (for soprano, tenor and organ) 1939
AWV ??? JA 142 O salutaris (for soprano and organ) 1939

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