News 2021-2022

New publications

LES MÉMOIRES DE CHARLES TOURNEMIRE
In La Tribune de l’Orgue, a Swiss-French quarterly magazine, published in 6 consecutive issues, 2019-2020 (n°71/2 to 72/3).
In French.
http://.tribune.orgue.ch


LES TEMPI NOTÉS PAR CÉSAR FRANCK DANS SA MUSIQUE D’ORGUE
In Orgues Nouvelles, a quarterly French magazine, Spring 2020, n°48, pp. 43-45. The article is also accessible on the website:
www.orgues-nouvelles.weebly.com 
(multimedia resources of the magazine, n°48, pp.43-45)
In French.
www.orgues-nouvelles.org


DE TEMPI DIE CÉSAR FRANCK IN ZIJN ORGELMUZIEK NOTEERDE
In Het Orgel, a Dutch bi-monthly magazine, year 117, n°1, January 2021, pp.28-31.
In Dutch.
www.hetorgel.nl


CHARLES TOURNEMIRE MEMOIRS
In The American Organist magazine, published on the magazine’s website, October 2020, freely available, 107 pages.
In English.
www.agohq.org/memoirs


THE ORGAN SCHOOL OF FRANCE AND THE BLIND
This article has been published by Vox humana, a free online editorial Journal, on October 31, 2021, at the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the death of blind French composers Gaston Litaize and Jean Langlais in 1991. It discusses the famous Institut des Jeunes Aveugles in Paris and its impact on French organ playing.
Translated in English by Katelyn Emerson. https://www.voxhumanajournal.com


CRÉATION DE LA MESSE « SALVE REGINA » DE JEAN LANGLAIS à la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris pour le Messe de Minuit 1954
In Orgues Nouvelles, a French quaterly magazine, Winter 2021, n°55, pp.16-17. Published to commemorate
the 30th anniversary of Jean Langlais’s death in 1991.
In French.
www.orgues-nouvelles.org


Unpublished sheet music

Unpublished sheet music by Jean Langlais

Since 2012, with the indispensable help of Richard Powell, several unpublished manuscripts by Jean Langlais have been transcribed into PDF and are now freely available, by request, from Marie-Louise Langlais (mail to ml.langlais@wanadoo.fr).

Richard Powell was born in Dorset and studied music at London University, Goldsmiths College. He moved to Norway in 1985, where he remained until 2017, working with choirs, giving organ concerts and playing for services in the Norwegian Lutheran Church. He now works freelance in the UK, composing, arranging and typesetting manuscripts, especially an important setting of unknown vocal music by Jean Langlais.
richardpowellmusic.com

Sacred vocal music

O Salutaris (1943) for one voice and organ, in Latin, duration 3mn.

Pie Jesu (1943) for soprano or tenor solo and organ, in Latin, duration 3mn.

Ave Maria (1949) for one voice and organ, in Latin, duration 3mn.

Je vous salue Marie (1949) for one voice and organ, in French, duration 3mn.

A la Vierge Marie (1981) for one voice and piano or organ, in French, duration 3mn.

Alleluia-Amen (1982) for one voice and organ, in Latin, duration 3mn.

Psaume CXXIII « Je lève les yeux vers Toi » (1937) in French, for soprano and tenor chanting, SATB, accompaniment ad libitum, duration 4mn.

Psaume LVIII « Contre les juges iniques » (1937) in French, for SATB and organ or piano, duration 2mn 30.

Motet pour un temps de pénitence (1960) for 6 mixed voices a capella, in Latin, duration 7mn.


Secular vocal music

Une dentelle s’abolit.. (1934), for soprano and piano, in French, duration 3 mn.

Humilis (1935) 6 melodies for soprano and piano on poems by Pierre-Jean Jouve, in French, duration 8mn.

L’Arbre (1936) for soprano and piano, in French, duration 5mn.

Passe-temps de l’homme et des oiseaux (1948),
4 melodies for soprano and piano on poems
by Jean Cayrol, in French, duration 7 mn.

Hommage à Louis Braille (1975) for mezzo-soprano and piano, in French, duration 5mn.


Orchestra, chamber music

La Voix du vent (1934) for orchestra, soprano solo, 5 voices mixed choir, in French, duration 8mn.

Elegie (1965) for dixtuor, duration 13mn.