Publications - Monographs


Jean Langlais

Leben und Werke des Komponisten, Organisten und Pädagogen (1907-1991), Wissner Musikbuch, Augsburg, 2023, 225 pages.

Clemens Morgenthaler

Book on Jean Langlais, life and works as a composer, an organist and a pedagogue. 225 pages, Wissner Musikbuch, with a catalogue and illustrations.

in German.

(Site web)

Other publications (selection)

Les grands organistes du XXe siècle

Published with a CD, more than 5 hours of unpublished radio documents (INA), Buchet-Chastel musique, Paris, 2018.

Renaud Machart et Vincent Warnier

In French.

Chapter on Jean Langlais, pp.119-124, together with a recording" live" of César Franck's 2nd Choral during a recital given at the Radio-France studio 104 on November 13, 1975.

(Site web)

Marie-Louise Langlais : Jean LANGLAIS remembered

Online book free, translated in English by Bruce Gustafson, Arthur Lawrence, Shirley Parry and Ross Wood, 327 pages, 2016

Marie-Louise Langlais

This electronic book is published in English on Internet (website of the American Guild of Organists); download for free, 327 pages, 65 photographs including the front page, Divided in one introduction, 11 chapters and a chronological catalog, 2016.


This iBook is also available in one piece, for free, on the site of Marie-Louise Langlais (

in English

MARIE-LOUISE LANGLAIS:Erinnerungen an Jean LANGLAIS (1907-1991)

Aus den Amerikanischen Englischen Übersetzung von Emanuele Jannibelli, 289 pp, 2020. PDF offnen (

in German

(Site web)

Splendeurs du CREDO

Art Book including a CD, published by éditions Magnificat, Paris, 144 pages, chapter Jean Langlais, p.94, 2013.

Emmanuel Bellanger

Beautiful Art Book dedicated to the Creed, this publication includes pictures, sacred texts and recordings.

One chapter is dedicated to the words of the creed "Et unam, sanctum, catholicam ecclesiam" and the musical work selected to make a musical commentary of it comes from Jean LANGLAIS's "Credo" of his "Missa Misericordiae Domini" sung here by the Jean Sourisse Vocal Ensemble, with Vincent Warnier, organ (Syrius SYR 14 1327, France).

in French

(Site web)

Guide de la MUSIQUE D'ORGUE, new edition, chapter Jean Langlais by Xavier Darasse and François Sabatier

Publication directed by Gilles Cantagrel, 1062 pages, chapter Jean Langlais pp.600-609, 2012.

New edition of the " Guide de la Musique d'orgue" first published in 1991 and out of work now. Extended to new composers and re-written, this guide includes Jean LANGLAIS with a new text by François Sabatier (9 pages).

in French

(Site web)

Hermann J. Busch : Zur Französischen Orgelmusik des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, ein Handbuch, band 4.

A Bio-bibliographical Index of 19. and 20th of French Organ Music written under the direction of Hermann J.Busch, 369 pages, ed. Butz, Bonn (Germany), 2011

A long chapter is dedicated to Jean Langlais (pp.217-243)

in German.

(Site web)

Hommage à Langlais

Editor: Marilyn Mason, The University of Michigan School of Music, 143 pages, 1996

At the occasion of the University of Michigan School ofMusic's 36th Annual Conference on Organ Music, entitled "Hommage à Langlais," this book was written on Jean LANGLAIS, with the participation of Marilyn Mason, Marie-Louise Langlais, Janice Beck, Jan Overduin, Catharine Crozier, Robert Sutherland Lord, Fred Tulan, Marguerite Long Thal, Ann Labounsky.

in English.

Marie-Louise Jaquet-Langlais : OMBRE et LUMIERE, Jean Langlais 1907-1991

Editions COMBRE, Paris, 437 pages, in french, 1995.

Life and Works of Jean Langlais

437 pages : biography, analysis, pictures, catalog, discography, bibliography

in French

Special Prize from the Institut de France, 1999

(Site web)

Guide de la MUSIQUE D'ORGUE, "Les Indispensables de la Musique": Jean Langlais by Xavier Darasse

Guide published by Editions Fayard, Paris, under Gilles Cantagrel direction, 840 pages, 1991

Chapter on Jean Langlais, pp.494-497

in French

(Site web)

Kathleen Thomerson : JEAN LANGLAIS, a Bio-Bibliography

Greenwood Press, New-York, 191 pages (Bio-Bibliographies in Music, number 10), 1988

191 pages - Biography, two interviews (with Jean and Marie-Louise Langlais), catalog, discography, bibliography, index.

in English.

(Site web)

Michael Murray : French Masters of the Organ - Saint-Saëns, Franck, Widor, Vierne, Dupré, Langlais, Messiaen

Yale University Press (USA), 245 pages,1988

This book offers to lovers of French organ music details of these composers' lives and times and of their styles and techniques. Michael Murray, who knew personnaly Langlais, writes a special chapter on him, 24 pages long (chapter 7).

in English.

(Site web)

Marie-Louise Jaquet: Jean LANGLAIS, un Indépendant. Essai sur son oeuvre d'orgue.

Cahiers et Mémoires de l'Orgue, numéros spéciaux de la revue L'Orgue, Paris, n°144bis, 179 pages,1972.

Marie-Louise Langlais

Publication of Marie-Louise Jaquet's Master in Musicology, this essay analyses Jean Langlais' organ works unto 1972.

in French

(Site web)


Edition Richard-Masse, Paris, 169 pages, definitiely out of print.

Chapter on Jean Langlais, pp.109-113

in French.