Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
…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.
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 DUPRE: Prelude & Fugue in g, Opus 7, number 3 LOUIS VIERNE: Impromptu
GASTON UTAIZE: Diapason
ANDRE FLEURY: In Memoriam
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 .