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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

The Alain Organ in Switzerland

…built by an ingenius father for his four musically talented children, the instrument which inspired the compositions of Jehan Alain and provided the earliest training for recitalist Marie-Claire Alain now has a new home in Romainmotier.

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Music played in the program

JEHAN ALAIN: Litanies; Variations on a Theme of Clement Jannequin; Fantasy Number 2;

Preludes Profane (2) OLIVIER ALAIN: Improvisation

ALBERT ALAIN: Scherzo; Andante; Carillon on Lauda Sion MARCEL DUPRÉ: Prelude & Fugue in g, Opus 7, number 3 LOUIS VIERNE: Impromptu



JEAN LANGLAIS: Chant Mroi"que

Recorded during a June, 1991 festival celebrating the restoration and rededication of this historic instrument under the auspices of the Association Jehan Alain, performers include Marie-Claire Alain, James Kibbie, Pierre Segond, Babbet1e Mondry, Yves Rechsteiner, Pierre Perdigon and Ludger Lohmann. A special cassette of other festival performances and a compact disc featuring Marie-Claire Alain playing additional works of her father and brother Gallo CD-683 are available to interested collectors.

Donations towards the considerable relocation and restoration costs of the organ are gladly received on the Swiss postcheck account 12-22876-7, Association Jehan Alain, Romainmotier, Switzerland . For further information, contact: The Alain Association in America, 2055 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 .


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