The last improvisations, all on Gregorian themes, of Jean Langlais (1907-1991) were recorded in May and November 1986, and in January 1987, on the organ at Sainte-Clotilde in Paris where he succeeded Tournemire as titulaire. Though Langlais lived several years after these recordings were made, he ended his career as a performer in 1987. One of the improvisations was recorded during the wedding of Austrian composer Thomas Daniel-Schlee at which Olivier Messiaen and Yvonne Loriod were present. Three were made at a recitals he gave in anticipation of his 80th birthday.
Improvisations on Gregorian Themes:
Te Deum and Kyrie of Mass XII
Salve Regina ton simple
Alleluia from the Office of the Holy Sacrament
Salve Regina ton solennel
Alleluia and Confitebor tibi from Office of the Holy Name