Scores - Organ music

New

1946

Fête (reprint)

again available

First published by Gray (USA) in 1949 and a longtime unavailable, "Fête" is back again by popular demand for a new generation of organists. On the AGO National Performance list (USA).

CORRECTION of PRINTED ERRORS published by H.W.Gray (St Cecilia Series n°884-885, 1949, reprint by Alfred Music publishing)

p.10, measure 1: left hand, beat 3, 3rd sixteen C#, not D, like in the following measure.

Editions Alfred Music (Site web)

1952

Folkloric Suite (reprint)

1. Fugue sur "O Filii" - 2. Légende de Saint Nicolas - 3. Canzona - 4. Cantique - 5. Rhapsodie sur deux Noëls

Now available again on the website "sheetmusicplus.com"after a long period of permanent out of print.

Also available : "Canzona", n°3 of the Folkloric Suite, adapted for brass quartet and organ by Kenneth Danchik.

Editions sheetmusicplus.com (Site web)

All scores

1927

Prelude and fugue

First composition for Jean Langlais, aged 20

Published by Universal edition (Wien) in 1982

Editions Universal (Site web)

1932

Poèmes Evangéliques

I. L'Annonciation - II. La Nativité - III. Les Rameaux

Published in 1933 par Hérelle (France).

Available also on the website sheetmusicplus.com

ERRORS CORRECTED in the edition

II - LA NATIVITE

No errors for the notes, but tempi added from Langlais'recording at Sainte-Clotilde in 1976 (Solstice SOCD 1)

LA CRECHE: dotted quarter note= 40

LES ANGES: half note= 66

LES BERGERS: quarter note= 66

LA SAINTE FAMILLE: quarter note= 66

At the end of the piece, p.11-18, a tempo: like the beginning of the work: dotted quarter note= 40

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1933-34

Trois Paraphrases Grégoriennes

I. Ave Maria, Ave Maris stella - II. Mors et Resurrectio - III. Te Deum

Published in 1934 by Hérelle (France).

ERRORS CORRECTED in the edition

I - AVE MARIA, AVE MARIS STELLA - Tempo, Lento: quarter = 69 and not 58 (tempi taken from Jean Langlais recording at Ste Clotilde in 1960- ERATO LDE 3049, "Oeuvres pour orgue d'inspiration grégorienne"

p.4, tempo, quarter =76 // p.4, mes. 3, left hand, tie the c doted quarter to c quarter

p.6, mes. 5, Piu vivo, quarter=112 // p.6, mes.11, right hand goes to Récit on the last note, f#; tie last two d# in left hand on GO; alto part moves to Récit on beat 1, mes.12.

p.7, mes.2, Tempo, quarter= 112 // p.7, mes.9, A tempo, noire= 69

II - MORS ET RESURRECTIO - Tempo, Andante, quarter = 63

p.9, mes. 1, pedal, add natural to f. // p.9, mes. 9, right hand, beat 2, add natural to c.

p.10, mes. 18, left hand, beat 3, add # to c.

III - HYMNE D'ACTIONS DE GRACE "TE DEUM" - Metronomic indications: p.13, Maestoso, quarter=88, p.15, a Tempo, dotted quarter=108, p.16, Un poco pie vivo, doted quarter=116, p.18, Maestoso, quarter=72, Allegro, quarter=138 and not 80

p.13, mes.6, right hand, beat 1, add first leger line; beat 3, # belongs to g. // p.13, mes.7, l.h.beats 2-3, tie a quarter to a half.

p.14, mes. 1-2, l.h. 3rd beat tied to 4rth beat, omit lowest note e in the chord // p.14, mes.8, l.h.beat 3, # belongs to a. // p.14, mes.10-11, r.h., beats 2-3, tie a# // p.14, mes.13, 1rst beat, r.h. c# is dotted quarter, like l.h.

p.16, mes. 8 and 10, r.h., beat 4 should repeat beat 3, 2 doted quarter and not doted half note on beat 3.

p.17, last mes. pedal should be detached on c# and d natural.

p.18, mes. 1, The Tutti comes here, not at mes.2. // p.18, last mes.,right hand, the first chord should be f#-g#-b natural

p.19, mes.4, l.h., beat 1, top# belongs to g, not b. // p.19, mes. 4, l.h. beat 3-4, omit lowest note e in the chord, as p.14, mes. 1-2 left hand. // p.19, mes.12, pedal e, tie sixteenth to eighth.

The tempi corrected are taken from Jean Langlais' first recording of his "Te Deum" at the organ of Sainte-Clotilde in 1955.

The mp3 of it can be sent for free on demand to: ml.langlais@wanadoo.fr

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1934-1936

Vingt-Quatre Pièces for harmonium or organ

1er Cahier (n°1 to XII) published by Hérelle (France), also available on the website sheetmusicplus.com

1. Prélude modal - 2. Hommage - 3. Arabesque - 4. Fugue - 5. Paraphrase sur "Salve Regina" - 6. Noël avec variations - 7. Choral - 8. Ricercare - 9. Scherzetto - 10. Toccata - 11. Prière pour les morts - 12. Hommage à Fr.Landino

"24 Pieces for harmonium! It is a symbolic number like that of a dozen oysters, not 22 not 25 nor 23 or the house crumbles! Franck had already covered this long trail, sometimes, one must admit, a little bit too quicky. You shall reach your objective, dear friend, and, I hope you will be well rewarded for your efforts on behalf of this strange instrument for which, in my opinion, you composed for with your heart and soul, the droning timbre of said instrument strangely affects the spine. I am sure that you shall find a way to ennoble its too easy mystic character..."

Paul DUKAS, letter to Jean Langlais, september 7, 1934

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1936-1939

Vingt-Quatre Pièces pour harmonium ou orgue

2e Cahier (n°XIII to XXIV) - published by Hérelle (France), also available on the website sheetmusicplus.com

13. Homo quidam - 14. Allegro - 15. Prière - 16. Choral orné - 17. Pour une Sainte de Légende - 18. Fantaisie sur un thème Norvégien - 19. Prélude - 20. Fuguette - 21. Fantaisie - 22. Chant élégiaque - 23. Point d'Orgue - 24. Impromptu

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1939

"L'Orgue, l'Improvisation et la Composition musicale enseignés à des élèves aveugles par un professeur aveugle"

Mémoire to obtain the title of Music Teacher at the National Institution for the Blind in Paris

"Teaching Organ, Improvisation and Composition to blind pupils by a blind teacher". This 54 pages' taped text is unpublished.

In French.

Collection Marie-Louise Langlais

Unpublished work

1941

Première Symphonie

Allegro - Eglogue - Choral - Final

Published by Hérelle (France) in 1945.

Available also on the website sheetmusicplus.com

The list of errors corrected in the published edition by Hérelle is available on demand to ml.langlais@wanadoo.fr

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1942-43

Neuf Pièces

I.Chant de peine - II. Chant de joie - III.Chant de paix - IV.Chant héroïque - V.In dulci jubilo - VI.De profundis - VII.Mon ame cherche une fin paisible - VIII.Prélude sur une antienne - IX.Rhapsodie grégorienne

First published by Bornemann (France) in 1945. Reengraved in 1983, Jean Langlais having completely modified "Rhapsodie grégorienne" (n°9).

Editions partitions-musicales.net (Site web)

1943

Deux Offertoires pour tous les temps sur des textes grégoriens

I. Paraphrase de la Messe "Stelliferi conditor orbis" - II. Paraphrase de la Messe "Magnae Deus potentiae"

Published in 1943 by Durand (France).

Available also on the website sheetmusicplus.com

Editions bodensee musikversand.de (Site web)

1946

Fête (reprint)

again available

First published by Gray (USA) in 1949 and a longtime unavailable, "Fête" is back again by popular demand for a new generation of organists. On the AGO National Performance list (USA).

CORRECTION of PRINTED ERRORS published by H.W.Gray (St Cecilia Series n°884-885, 1949, reprint by Alfred Music publishing)

p.10, measure 1: left hand, beat 3, 3rd sixteen C#, not D, like in the following measure.

Editions Alfred Music (Site web)

1947

Suite Brève

I. Grands Jeux - II.Cantilène - III. Plainte - IV. Dialogue sur les mixtures

Published in 1947 by Bornemann (France).

Available also on

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1947

Suite Médiévale en forme de messe basse

I. PréI. Prélude (Entrée) - II. Tiento (Offfertoire)- III. Improvisation (Elévation) - IV. Méditation (Communion) - V. Acclamations (sur le texte des Acclamations Carolingiennes)

Published in 1950 by éditions Salabert (France)

ERRORS CORRECTED in the publication

I - PRELUDE ___ p.3, mes.20 and p.4, mes. 2- 3, left hand, remove dot from half note g // p.3, mes 4, left hand, add dot to half note f#

p.4, mes.11: right hand stays on the Swell, left hand goes to the Great.

II - TIENTO ___ p.5, m.7: Slow down on the last beat, before the pedal entrance, like at the end of mes. 12, on the pedal solo, and p.6, beat 1, at the end of the pedal solo. // p.6, mes.12, first beat, cut the pedal part between B and the following E.

p.7, mes. 12, the indication Fl 4 solo on the pedal is for the beginning of the next measure.

III - IMPROVISATION ___ p.8, mes. 7: the D is a half note, not a quarter, like at the r.h..,

p.8 PIU LENTO, last measure, r.h. soprano part; the D is tied with the preceding one, like at the l.h.

IV - MEDITATION ___

p.10, mes. 4: the registration for the Gregorian theme, left hand, is, as written in the score, Bourdon 16, soft flute 4, a color he used often in his music and improvisations.

p.11, mes.7, first beat r.h.soprano E-F# and not F natural, like the preceding measures. // p.11, mes.11, l.h., 1rst and 2nd notes at the soprano not two G# but G#-A# for a 2nd chord C#-F natural-A#

p.12, last measure, beat 3, add leger line to make C.

p.13, last measure, add tied G whole note to r.h.chord, like l.h.chord.

V - ACCLAMATIONS (sur le texte des acclamations carolingiennes) ___ p.14, mes.7, wrong rythm at the soprano r.h., it should be 2 sixteenth tied to a quarter note and to a doted quarter.

p.15, mes.18, r.h., soprano, the doted E must be tied to the preceding one. Same thing mes. 20 with the soprano F.

p.17, mes.14, the r.h.chord can be red fa#-G natural-B-E or F natural, G#-B-E like l.h. Jean Langlais used to say, humoristically, that he liked dissonance and that both solutions were possible, up to you. // p. 17, last mes. off the Gr to Ped. Put it again p.18, mes.9

p. 18, mes. 11, l.h., 1rst beat, the soprano on the chord is C#, not C natural. // p.18, mes. 28 and 29, soprano right hand, the tied doted quarters are on the G, not on C and D.

p.19, mes. 12-13, m.d. soprano, the octave C-C is tied to the following measure., // p.19, mes. 18, the natural G, r.h. is tied to the following one, mes. 19, like l.h. // p.19, mes. 24, the natural G, r.h., is tied to the following one, mes. 25, like l.h.

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1948

Suite Française

I.Prélude sur les grands jeux - 2.Nazard - 3.Contrepoint sur des jeux d'anches - 4.Française - 5.Choral sur la voix humaine - 6.Arabesque sur les flûtes - 7.Méditation sur les jeux de fonds - 8.Trio - 9.Voix céleste -10. Final rhapsodique

Published in 1948 by Bornemann (France).

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1949-1954

Incantation pour un jour saint - Dominica in palmis

Available also on the website sheetmusicplus.com

Published by "Les éditions de la Schola Cantorum" in 1954 in the collection "Orgue et Liturgie n°1, "Pâques", then published again in 1980 by the same publisher, solo and also in a volume along with "Dominica in palmis" (pp. 2 to 7)

ERRORS CORRECTED IN THE EDITION

p.2, mes. 2, soprano, first beat, chord values are whole note - half note - whole note // p.2, mes. 10, the 3 chords, left hand, are portato

p.3, mes. 9, the indication GPR Anches is wrong, no reeds there, only G.P.R

p.4, mes. 2, right hand, the first a is a quarter note, not a eighth note, like in the 3 following measures // p.4, mes. 2, last chord left hand is c#-e#, like in the 3 following measures. // p.4, mes. 10, pedal, beat 2, add # to C // p.4, mes 10, right hand, beat 3, a natural, not #. // p.4, mes. 10, the value of the c# chord, for all parts, is dotted quarter notes everywhere, with a fermata, and an eight rest at the end of the mes. // p.4, last measure, left hand, beat 4, add leger line below chord to make printed notes e-g.

p.5, mes. 13, last beat, soprano right hand, the g is natural, like in the 3 previous mes. // p.5., mes. 15-16, soprano D is tied with soprano E flat.

p.6, mes. 2, last beat, right hand, soprano f, sixteen, is tied to f quarter. // p.6, mes. 2, 2nd beat, 4rth chord right hand, the d is natural not #. // p.6, mes. 9, same thing with the d, natural.

p.7, mes.3, 2nd beat, 3rd chord right hand not dotted. // p.7, mes. 7, the sixteenth are a#-b#-c#, not b natural // p.7 mes. 10, left hand, add a dot after the g natural // p.7, mes. 12, the first b, first chord left hand, is a b natural. // p.7, mes. 13, left hand , first beat, off the b and replace it by 4 sixteenths copying the right hand. // p.7, mes. 14-15, big breath before the last D chord.

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1950

Four Postludes

Postlude I - Postlude II - Postlude III - Postlude IV

1rst edition in 1951 (Mc Laughlin § Reilly), reprint in 1997 (Summy-Birchard Inc.).

Definitely out of print.

Unpublished work

1951

Hommage à Frescobaldi

I. Prélude au Kyrie - II. Offertoire - III. Elévation - IV. Communion - V. Fantaisie - VI. Antienne - VII. Thème et variations - VIII. Epilogue pour pédale solo

Published by Bornemann (France) in 1952.

Also available on the website sheetmusicplus.com.

II - OFFERTOIRE -

p.4, last measure: r.h., beat 3, add natural to D (precaution)

p.6, mes. 5: l.h., beat 2, G is #, not natural

III - ELEVATION - p. 7, mes.11: l.h. chord ties to mes. 12, as mes. 14 to 15 and 15 to 16.

p.8, mes. 12: left hand, beat 1 should be e natural-a.

IV - COMMUNION - p.12, m.8 and 9: pedal, D#-A#, right foot, should be played one octave higher // p.12, m.12: registration should be - nazard (sign - is lacking) // p.12, mes. 13: right hand on the Great // p.12, m.16: the flat belongs to B, tied to the preceding

B flat

V - FANTAISIE - all time legato, nothing staccato except when it is indicated, p. 17

p.14, mes.1-2: play on Swell, box closing at mes.2 // p.14, last measure: right hand,3rd beat, add natural to e

p.16, mes. 3: last chord time value is wrong; should be dotted eighth tied to quarter. // p.16, mes.8, Rall. // p.16, last measure of the page: the sign Rall should be situated on the next page, 2nd beat of measure 1.

p.17, 16: the 3 first chords should be "portato"

VII - THEME ET VARIATIons - The piece has to be played legato, except when it is indicated staccato.

p.22, mes.2, beat 1, soprano, the B is flat, not natural

p.24, mes. 14 and 16, it is easier to invert the hands, begin with the right, then the left on beat 3 and the last triplet on the left.

p.26, mes. 18, 2nd beat, soprano, the G is a eighth, not a quarter.

EPILOGUE

p.27, mes. 10, a rest is lacking on the D natural beat 3. // p.27, mes. 14 and 15, the last eighth should be staccato // p.27, mes. 16, 3rd beat, the G should be natural.

p.28, mes. 1, beat 3, the fourth sixteen should be a B natural //p.28, mes. 15: on beat 3, the second sixteen should be natural

p.29, mes. 13: tirs sixteen is a B natural and the G has to be flat.

p.30, mes. 3: add a fermata on the rest in both feet.

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1952

Folkloric Suite (reprint)

1. Fugue sur "O Filii" - 2. Légende de Saint Nicolas - 3. Canzona - 4. Cantique - 5. Rhapsodie sur deux Noëls

Now available again on the website "sheetmusicplus.com"after a long period of permanent out of print.

Also available : "Canzona", n°3 of the Folkloric Suite, adapted for brass quartet and organ by Kenneth Danchik.

Editions sheetmusicplus.com (Site web)

1956

Huit Pièces Modales

n°1. Mode de ré - n°2. Mode de la - n°3. Mode de mi - n°4. Mode de si - n°5. Mode de fa - n°6 - Mode de do - n°7. Mode de sol - n°8. Mode de sol

Published by Philippo (France) in 1957.

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1956

Organ Book

I. Prelude - II. Pastoral Song - III. Choral in E minor - IV. Flutes - V. Musette - VI. Choral in F Major - VII. Scherzando - VIII. Epithalamium - IX. Andantino - X. Pasticcio

Published by Elkan-Vogel (USA) in 1957.

Editions Theodore Presser (Site web)

1956

Triptyque

1. Melody - 2. Trio - 3. Final

Catalog number :NOV 620001

Original score permanently out of print.

Print on demand (photocopy)

Published by Novello (UK) in 1958.

Editions musicroom.com (Site web)

1957

Organ Pieces for the Mass : I. Office pour la Sainte Trinité (In Festo SS.Trinitatis) - II. Office pour la Sainte Famille (S.Familiae Jesu,Mariae,Joseph)

Ante Introitum - Post Offertorium - Post Communionem - Post Benedictionem

Published by Christophorus Verlag in 1959

Editions bodensee musikversand.de (Site web)

1957

Three Characteristic Pieces

1. Pastoral-Prelude - 2.Interlude - 3. Bells

NOV 570010

Permanently out of print.

Print on demand (photocopy)

Published by Novello (UK) in 1957.

Editions musicroom.com (Site web)

1959-1976

13 Pièces d'orgue (réédition)

Quatre Préludes (I à IV) - Petit Prélude sur deux thèmes grégoriens - Supplication - Six petites pièces (1.trio - 2.notes répétées - 3.legato - 4.staccato - 5.accords - 6.rythme) - Deo Gratias

- Cd included : ML Langlais plays these 13 Pieces on the Gerhard Grenzing organ of the Paris Regional Conservatory.

Published in one volume by Delatour-France in 2007.

Editions Delatour (Site web)

1961

Essai (Trial)

First commission to Jean Langlais for the Conservatoire de Paris class competition, here in 1961, published by Bornemann in 1962.

Also available on sheetmusicplus.com

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1962

Trois Méditations sur la Sainte Trinité

Première Personne : Le Père - Deuxième Personne : Le Fils - Troisième Personne : Le Saint Esprit

Published by Philippo (France) in 1962.

Other website to find it : sheetmusicplus.com

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1962

Douze Petites Pièces

for organ and harmonium

I. 1er mode (finale ré) - II. 1er mode (finale mib) - III. 2nd mode (finale la) - IV. 3e mode (finale mi) - V. 4e mode (finale do#) - VI. 5e mode (finale fa) - VII. 6e mode (finale mib) - VIII. 7e mode (finale ré) - IX. 7e mode (finale mib)- X. 8e mode (finale mi) - Deux petites pièces dans le style médiéval (n°1 et 2)

Published by Schola Cantorum (France) in 1962.

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1962-1964

Hommage à Rameau

Ostinato - Meditation - Evocation

Comes from "Homage to Rameau", published by Elkan-Vogel (USA) in 1962. The publisher having sent him back the copyright, Jean Langlais kept 3 on the 6 original pieces, and gave them to Bornemann in 1987 (n°3-4-6). One other number (Allegretto) has been reprinted later (1988) in "Contrastes" by Combre..

Other website for this book : sheetmusicplus.com

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1965

Poem of Life

Published by Elkan-Vogel (USA) in 1966.

Editions Theodore Presser (Site web)

1966

Poem of Peace

Published by Elkan-Vogel (USA) in 1967.

Editions Theodore Presser (Site web)

1966

Poem of Happiness

Published by Elkan-Vogel (USA) in 1967.

Editions Theodore Presser (Site web)

1967

Sonate en trio

Allegro vivo - Largo - Final

Second Conservatoire de Paris class competition commission for 1967, published by Bornemann in 1968.

Also available on sheetmusicplus.co

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1968

Livre oecuménique

1.Sacris solemniis - 2.De Profundis - 3.Verbum supernum - 4.Eine Feste Burg - 5.Ave Maris stella - 6.Magnificat - 7.Pater Noster - 8.Notre Père - 9.Kyrie Orbis factor - 10.Kyrie, Dieu, Père Eternel - 11.Gloria Orbis factor - 12.Gloire à Dieu

When presenting this "Livre Oecuménique", the composer had a twofold aim: to write a work with a pedagogical purpose and to offer roman catholic organists and their protestant colleagues a group of short pieces of average difficulty which can be played during masses and during services as well. Six pieces have themes based on gregorian melodies, the six others being built upon choral themes used by JS Bach.

It goes without saying that roman catholic organists will have no scrupule in playing chorals' commentaries during services or recital. May our brothers separate in religion but united in art do the same with gregorian pieces".

Jean LANGLAIS (preface, the "Livre Oecuménique")

published by Bornemann (France) in 1968.

Other website to look at : sheetmusicplus.com

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1968

Adoration

Edited by Zürcher Organistenverband aux éditions Eulenburg (catalog Hinrichsen N° 2006d) (Switzerland) in 1970 in the book titled "ZeitgenÖssische Orgelmusik im Gottesdienst-IV (Contemporary organ music for liturgical use), this single piece is now included in the "Freiburg Orgelbuch" published by Carus (Germany). Reference: CV18075-00.

Editions partitions-musicales.net (Site web)

1968

Prélude dans le style ancien

Jean Langlais composed 2 short organ pieces, "Adoration" and "Prélude dans le style ancien", to be published in the organ book "Zeitggenössische Orgelmusik im Gottedienst" (Organ Music for Church Service) vol.4 (pieces 23 and 29), a collection of 36 original works by 20 different composers (PE 1102006D). "Prélude dans le style ancien is the 23h, and "Adoration" the 29th.

Later on, only "Adoration"has been reprint by editions Carus (Germany) in a book titled "Freiburg Orgelbuch".

Editions sheetmusicplus.com (Site web)

1970

Trois Implorations

n°1. Pour la Joie

Third and last commission to Jean Langlais for the Conservatoire de Paris organ class competition 1970.

Published by Bornemann the same year, in 1970.

Also available on sheetmusicplus.com

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1970

Trois Implorations

n°2 - Pour l'Indulgence - n°3. Pour la Croyance

Composed to create a "Triptyque" of indulgencies together with the "Imploration pour la Joie".

Published by Bornemann (France) in 1970.

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1971

Cinq Chorals

1.Was uns die Erde Gutes spendet - 2.Nun singt ein neues Lied dem Herren - 3.Wie lieblich schön, Herr Zebaoth - 4.Gesegn uns, Herr - 5.Wir wollen singn ein Lobgesang

Published by Barenreiter (Germany) in 1975, in the book of "Choralvorspiele, Band IV).

Editions Pro Organo (Site web)

1971

Offrande à Marie

I. Mater admirabilis - II. Consolatrix afflictorum - III. Regina angelorum - IV.Regina pacis - V. Mater Christi. VI. Maria Mater gratiae

Published by Combre (France) in 1972.

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1973

Cinq Méditations sur l'Apocalypse

Celui qui a des oreilles, qu'il écoute - ll était, Il est et Il vient - Visions prophétiques - Oh oui, viens, Seigneur Jésus - La Cinquième trompette

Published by Bornemann (France) in 1974, then reprinted by Leduc, with a new page 17, following Jean Langlais' will (see the list of errors in the edition).

Other website: sheetmusicplus.com

1rst recording by Marie-Louise Jaquet-Langlais in 1975 at the Ste Clotilde organ under the direction of Jean Langlais. Recorded from the manuscript, before publication. Mp3 available for free on demand to ml.langlais@wanadoo.fr

Olivier Messiaen sent a long letter to Jean Langlais about this new work:

"Paris, April 7, 1974

Dear Friend,

I received your Cinq Meditations for organ. Beautiful publication, and a dedication that is too kind! I just read the score with growing interest. You have magnificently understood this magnificent text. I especially appreciated the second piece with its repeated note, its "bacchian and dochmiae" rhythms, and its garlands on quintaton, flute 4' and tierce 1 3/5. The "Prophetics Visions" are varied as they should be, and the "Fifth Trumpet" is really very astonishing, very terrifying and very original...

With all my admiration and affection, your old comrade

Olivier Messiaen"

ERRORS CORRECTED IN THE EDITION

I - CELUI QUI A DES OREILLES, QU'IL ECOUTE. Manual indication is lacking. it is Swell for the whole piece. p.2, mes.2, add crescendo to go to the f of mes.3. p.2, 15, pedal, 3rd beat, F# and not F natural.

2 - IL ETAIT, IL EST et IL VIENT, p.4, mes.2, the F should stay on the Récit all this section. p.4, cuts in the melody, left hand, between mes. 6 and 7, 15 and 16. p.5, mes. 6, left hand, the C is a double sharp, not a sharp. p.5, second section (4 beats) quarter=112. p.5, mes.20, left hand, 4th beat, the E should be one octave higher. p.5, mes. 21, 3rd beat, pedal, the eighth is A, not G#. p.5, mes.22, 3rd beat, right hand, both A are #.

p.6, mes.15, right hand, third beat, the second chord is D flat-G-C and not D natural-C.

p.7, mes.10, right hand, 2nd beat G is an eighth note not a quarter, and the following rest comes just after, before the Bflat 3rd beat, on the pedal A.

p.9, mes.7, left hand, the first E is natural (in the preceding measure, it was flat)

p.10, mes.16, right hand, the chord is D flat-F natural, not D#-F natural. p.10, mes 20-21, left hand, the chord is tied.

p.12, mes. 8-9, soprano voices (4rth beat) are tied.

3 - VISIONS PROPHETIQUES

p.17, mes.14, left hand, the chord is G#-D#-E natural, not #.p.17, mes.15,16 and 19, : both hands should be played together, which is published by Leduc, not one after the other, which is printed in the first edited version by Bornemann. Langlais wanted expressely this change.

p.18, For the Piu Lento, the metronomic marking can be faster, but this solo has to remain very expressive.

p.19, 10, right hand, the last chord is F natural-B flat-D flat and not D natural..

p.20, tempo Piu Vivo: Quarter = 126, not 116. p.20, mes. 17-18, the left hand should play, 2nd beat, D#-A#-D# and not C#-G#-C#.

p.21, mes. 2 to 5, the G whole note, left hand, is tied for these 4 measures.

p.22, mes.5, the 2 last notes in the left hand have to be switched, A#-D# instead of D#-A#. mes.6, left hand, the third eighth is D# and not D natural. p.22, 16, the C#, left hand, beat 1, has to be a whole note, note quarter.

p.23, mes.7, left hand chord should be Bflat- C- E flat-G.p.23, mes.9, the left hand chord is G#-A#-B natural-D#.

4 - OH OUI, VIENS SEIGNEUR JESUS p.24, mes.17, pedal chord is F#-C#, not F natural-C natural.

p.25, mes.6, the last note of the soprano, F natural, is not detached.

p.26, mes.2, the last chord right hand is A#-D# (and not natural)-F#. p.26, mes.3, left hand, the chord is F#-G#-A-C#, like in the following measure. p.26, 10, first note of the soprano is A flat, not A natural.

5 - LA CINQUIEME TROMPETTE

p.27, mes.18, the F natural has to be played alone on a big trumpet and the chord must be played by the other hand on another manual.

p.31, mes.9, pedale solo is C#, not C natural.

p.33, ms.11-12 should be played one octave higher.3e système, 4e mesure, main droite octave alta, 4e système, mesure 1, main droite, octave alta. p.33, last measure, last chord left hand is E flat- A flat- C natural.

p.34, mes. 1 to 4, and mes. 17 to 20, if the tutti is too powerful, play the left hand on another manual and the right on the Great.

p.36, mes.1, left hand, the chord is E-A-C# and not F-A-C#.

p.37, mes.1, right hand, the 7th sixteenth note is D# and not F#.

p.41, mes. 8-9, play the right hand octave alta.

p.47, mes. 14-15, left hand, the chord is F-A flat-B natural-E.

Editions di Arezzo (Site web)

1974

Huit Chants de Bretagne

1. Le Paradis - 2. Disons le chapelet - 3. Angelus - 4. Noël breton - 5. Jésus mon sauveur béni - 6. Jésus nous dit de prier - 7. Aux lys avec leurs feuilles argentées - 8. Pensez à l'Eternité

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1975

Trois Esquisses Romanes for one or two organs ad libitum

Esquisse Romane n°1 (séquence Hac Clara Die. Xe siècle) - Esquisse Romane n°2 - Esquisse Romane n°3 (Jerusalem mirabilis. Appel à la croisade,1099)

Published by Bornemann (France) in 1976.

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1975

Trois Esquisses Gothiques for one or two organs ad libitum

Esquisse Gothique n°1 (Veni Creator) - Esquisse Gothique n°2 (Virgo Dei genitrix) - Esquisse Gothique n°3 (Séquence pour la fête de la Dédicace)

Published by Bornemann (France) in 1976.

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1975

Mosaïque 1

I. Stèle pour Gabriel Fauré - 2. Sur la tombe de Buffalo Bill - 3. Double fantaisie pour 2 organistes - 4. Boystown, lieu de paix

Published by Combre (France) in 1977.

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1976

Mosaïque 2

1. Gable - 2. Images - 3. Trio - 4. Complainte de PontKalleg - 5. Salve Regina

Published by Combre (France) in 1977.

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1976

Deuxième Symphonie, "Alla Webern"

I. Prélude - II. Lude - III. Interlude - IV. Postlude

Published by Combre (France) in 1977.

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1977

Mosaïque 3

1. Parfum - 2. Lumière - 3. Printemps - 4. Thèmes - 5. Pax - 6. 2ème Fantaisie pour deux organistes

Published by Combre (France) in 1978.

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1978

Triptyque Grégorien

Rosa Mystica - In Paradisum - Alleluia

Published by Universal (Wien) in 1979.)

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1978

Progression

1. Monodie - 2. Duo - 3. Larmes (Trio) - Offering - Fugue et continuo

Published by Bornemann (France) in 1979.

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1979

Noëls avec variations

Noël I - Noël II."Il est né le Divin Enfant" - Noël III. "Ihr Hirten, erwacht"

Published by Universal (Wien) in 1981.

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1979

Offrande à une âme

1. Vers la lumière - 2. Dans la lumière

Published by Bornemann (France) in 1980.

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1979

Troisième Symphonie

1. Introduction - 2. Cantabile - 3. Intermezzo - 4. Un dimanche matin à New York - 5. Orage

Published first by Gray (USA) in 1959 as "American Suite" then reprint by Combre (France) for n°5-7 in "Mosaïque" 1, then by Universal (Wien) for n° 1-2-3-6-8) under the title : "Troisième Symphonie"

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1980

Rosace

Pour une celebration - Introduction et marche - Croquis - Feux d'artifices

Published by Combre (France) in 1981.

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1981

Chant des bergers Prière des mages

in "Das neue Orgelalbum"

Published by Universal (Wien) in 1982.

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1982

Prélude et allegro

Prélude - Allegro

Published by Universal (Wien) in 1985.

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1983

Soleils

Matin - Midi - Soir - Etoiles - France

Published by Combre (France) in 1983.

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1983

Sept Etudes de Concert for pedal solo

I. Chromatique - II. Contrepont I - III. Alternances - IV. Contrepoint 2 (avec 3 variations) - V. Staccato - VI. Trilles - VII. Alleluia

Published by Universal (Wien) in 1984.

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1984

Deux Pièces brèves

Published by Combre (France) in 1984.

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1984

Huit Préludes

n°1. Une voix - n°2. Duo - n°3. Trio - n°4. 4 voix - n°5. 5 voix - n°6. 6 voix - n°7. 7 voix - n°8. 8 voix: 3ème Fantaisie pour 2 organistes

Published by Bornemann (France) in 1984.

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1984

Miniature II

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1984

Méthode d'orgue (with Marie-Louise Jaquet-Langlais), a practical and progressive method with a survey of improvisation.

Introduction - Etude du pédalier - Notions complémentaires relatives à l'orgue - Aperçu sur l'improvisation

50 pages; text in French, English, German

This Method is mostly written to study pedal technique (p.4-41)as explain the authors in the Introduction, p.1 :

"In this method, we have voluntarily not approached certain problems about organ technique (phrasing, ornamentation, registration, fingering old and new). All these purposes being conterversial, we prefer to trust the wiseness and experience of responsible teachers".

Published by Combre (France) in 1984.

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1985

Talitah Koum (Resurrection)

Salve Regina - Regina caeli (O clemens - O Pia - O dulcis) - Messe X : aux fêtes de la Sainte-Vierge - 1,7,8 (alleluia)

Published by Combre (France) in 1985.

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1985

Trois Pièces faciles (Drei liche Stücke)

Libre - Récitatif - Allegro

Published by Pro Organo (Germany) in 1986.

Editions bodensee musikversand.de (Site web)

1985

B.A.C.H, 6 pieces for organ composed for J.S. Bach 300th Birthday

n°1 to 6

Published by Bornemann (France) in 1985.

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1985

American Folk-Hymn Settings

Amazing Grace! - Battle Hymn of the Republic - How Firm a Foundation - There is a Fountain Filled with Blood - When I Can Read My Tittle Clear - On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand

In H.F.Fitzsimons series, published by Fred Bock Music Company in 1986.

HL 08738898

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1985

In Memoriam

Published by Combre (France) in 1987.

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1986

Douze Versets

n°1 to 12

Published by Bornemann (France) in 1988.

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1986

Expressions (with Naji Hakim)

Pieces 1 to 15 by Jean Langlais, pieces 16 to 30 by Naji Hakim

Pieces without pedal

Published by Fred Bock (USA) in 1988.

Editions Hal Leonard (Site web)

1986

Fantasy on Two Old Scottish Themes

Nov 010224

Published by Novello (UK) in 1987.

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1987

Trumpet tune

Permanently out of print.

Published by Fred Bock (USA) in 1988.

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1988

Christmas Carol Hymn Settings

O Come, all ye faithful - Angels we have heard on high - Silent night, Holy night - In Dulci Jubilo - Joy to the world - He is born

Published by Fred Bock (USA) in 1988.

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1990

Mort et Résurrection

1. Mort - 2. Résurrection

Published by Leduc (France) in 1990.

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1990

Moonlight Scherzo

Published by Combre

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1990

Trois Offertoires

I - II - III

Published by Combre (France) in 1991.

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1990

Trio

in "Collection Panorama, Oeuvres Contemporaines - Orgue 3"

Editions Billaudot (Site web)

1991

Plein jeu à la Française - Virgo Maria - Cum Jubilo

Published by Europart (France) in 1991.

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