The American Guild of Organists is pleased to announce the publication of Jean Langlais Remembered, a monograph by Marie-Louise Langlais (Foreword by James David Christie) available exclusively in electronic form on the AGO website.
This gift to the AGO is made in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Jean Langlais’s death on May 8, 1991.
Jean Langlais Remembered contains 11 chapters devoted to his life and musical career, 64 illustrations, and a chronological catalogue of his works.
“Jean Langlais was deeply attached to America and to Americans,” stated Marie-Louise Langlais. “This is why I hope this book appears on the internet for free, with open access to all, through the AGO, in recognition of the extraordinary work of this great Association, which has for so long assisted, supported, and enhanced the work of all church musicians. Jean Langlais Remembered is thus a tribute to the AGO, a tribute that I am sure that Jean Langlais himself would have applauded.”
AGO President John Walker, FAGO, added “We are deeply grateful to Mme. Langlais for her generous offer to the AGO for publication of this primary-source musicological document on our website.”