This week we celebrate blind French composer Jean Langlais (1902-1991) by featuring his performances with his wife, Marie-Louise Langlais, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his death.
JEAN LANGLAIS: Te Deum, from Trois Paraphrases Grégoriennes, Op. 5, no. 3 ; La Nativité, from Poemes evangeliques, Op. 2  –Jean Langlais (1859 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Sainte Clotilde, Paris, France) Solstice CD-01
LANGLAIS: Noël Breton, No. 4; Jésus, mon Sauveur béni, No. 5; from Huit Chants de Bretagne, Op. 161  –Jean Langlais (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France) Solstice CD-165
LANGLAIS: Salve Regina Improvisation –Jean Langlais (1970 Rieger/Marienstatt Abbey, Germany) Motette CD MOT 50821
LANGLAIS: Missa Salve Regina, Op. 85  –Basilica Choir and Instruments, Teri Larson, conductor; Marie-Louis Langlais & Christina Harmon (1949 Wicks/Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded October 29, 2003