Jean Langlais: A Centenary

Jean Langlais: A Centenary
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George C. Baker performs works of his teacher at St.-Sernin de Toulouse

With obvious admiration for the great variety of moods, themes and colors found in the works of Langlais, George Baker records works “from simple to complex, from softest to loudest, from slow to fast, from monophonic to homophonic to polyphonic,” including two less well-known works Langlais dedicated to Baker.

The 1889 Cavaillé-Coll organ at St.-Sernin was a favorite of the composer and was carefully chosen by Baker as the venue for this recording. Even though the recording sessions had to deal with carousing students and noisy skateboarders outside the church, the fine result shows Baker’s dedication to his teacher’s work.

Prélude grégorien*
Tiento
Chant de paix
Thème et variations
Prélude au Kyrie
Incantation pour un jour Saint
Plainte
Mors et Resurrectio, Op. 5, No. 1
Ave Maria, Ave Maris Stella Op. 5, No. 2
Hymne d’actions de graces (Te deum) Op. 5, No. 3
Méditation sur les jeux de fonds
Jésus, mon sauveur béni*
Mon âme cherche une fin paisible
L’Annonciation
La Nativité
Les Rameaux


*Dedicated to George Baker