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Jehan Alain Centennial Recordings


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


Fantasmagorie (1935)

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

Benjamin Woolsey

First-year undergraduate, dual major in Organ and Engineering


Ben WoolseyBenjamin Woolsey has been playing organ since 2002 and has gone through extensive studies with Sally DuBois, Dr. David Christiansen, Dr. Catherine Rodland, Dr. Christiaan Teeuwsen, and currently, Dr. James Kibbie.  In his hometown of Homewood, Illinois, Ben acted as the substitute organist at Faith Lutheran ELCA.  He is currently a member of the Northwest Indiana chapter of the American Guild of Organists and has performed in many of their concerts, including the Phantom of the Organ series.  Ben has also studied piano since 1998.  When he’s not playing the organ, Ben is studying for a dual major at the University of Michigan in Organ Performance (BM) and Engineering (BE).


Sketch by Jehan Alain from the manuscript of Fantasmagorie

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower