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Jehan Alain Centennial Recordings

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Works of Jehan Alain (1911-1940) recorded on the organs of the University of Michigan by students of James Kibbie in honor of the centennial of the composer’s birth

 

Première Fantaisie (1933)

Then to the rolling Heav’n itself I cried,

Asking, “What Lamp had Destiny to guide

Her little Children stumbling in the Dark?”

And—“A blind Understanding!” Heav’n replied.

                      --The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

 

Deuxième Fantaisie (1936)

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E.M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Organ, Hill Auditorium

Andrew Lang

Graduate student in Organ

 

LangAndrew Lang is graduate student in Organ at the University of Michigan, studying with James Kibbie.  A person with broad professional and personal interests, Mr. Lang holds degrees in Physics, Educational Research and Psychology, and Music (Organ performance).  In parallel to his musical pursuits, he is a director of Information Technology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  As an organist Mr. Lang has performed at numerous venues in the United States, including Washington National Cathedral, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City, and the University of Michigan. In addition to Dr. Kibbie, his teachers in organ have included Dr. John Ditto (University of Missouri), Dr. James Higdon and Dr. Michael Bauer (both of the University of Kansas). Mr. Lang has also performed in master classes held by Martin Hasselböck and Marie Claire-Alain, and he holds the professional certification of Colleague in the American Guild of Organists.

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Sketch by Jehan Alain, from a letter to Marguerite Evain, 1936

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower

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