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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


Postlude pour l’office de complies (1930)

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L├ętourneau Organ, Community Room, School of Public Health

Mara Terwilliger

Graduate Student in Organ: Church Music

TerwilligerMara Terwilliger graduated from the University of Michigan in December 2010 with a Masters in Church Music, after having received her Bachelors Degree in 2007 in Organ Performance. She has been the director of music at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ann Arbor since 2006. Mara particularly enjoys learning about and playing organ music that has been composed based on the musical heritage of the Roman Catholic Church: Gregorian Chant. When she is not working at her church job or practicing the organ, Mara teaches piano students and finds time to read interesting books.


Sketch of the Chapel of Valloires by Jehan Alain, from a letter to Denise Billard, 1932

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower