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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


Variations sur un thème de Clément Janequin (1937)

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C.B. Fisk Organ, Blanche Anderson Moore Hall

John Woolsey

Senior undergraduate, dual major in Organ and Engineering


John WoolseyJohn Woolsey is in his fourth year as a double major in Organ Performance and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, where he studies with Dr. James Kibbie. In high school, he studied with Sally Dubois. Over the summer, he studied with Dr. Christiaan Teeuwsen at the Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival, and has returned to LSM as an intern to play services and accompany the Chapel Choir. Recently, he was a finalist in the Huntsville AGO Competition in Organ Playing (Huntsville, AL, March 2010) and the Regional Competition for Young Organists in Detroit (June 2009). He has played recitals at the Ypsilanti Pipe Organ Festival and the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit. He is currently organist at Dixboro United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor.


Sketch by Jehan Alain, from a letter to Marguerite Evain, 1935

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower