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Jean François-Hyacinthe Langlais
1907 - 1991
J.F.H. Langlais
Jean (François-Hyacinthe) Langlais III (15/02/1907 – 08/05/1991) was a blind French composer of modern classical music, organist, and improviser. He described himself as "Breton, de foi Catholique" ("Breton, of Catholic faith"). Langlais was born in La Fontenelle (Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany), a small village near Mont Saint-Michel, France to Jean-Marie-Joseph Langlais II, a blacksmith and Flavie Canto, a seamstress. Langlais became blind due to glaucoma when he was only two years old and was sent to the Institut National des Jeunes Aveugles (National Institute for Blind Children) in Paris, where he began to study the organ, with André Marchal. From there he progressed to the Paris Conservatoire, obtaining prizes in organ and studying composition with Marcel Dupré and Paul Dukas. He also studied improvisation with Charles Tournemire.
Pie Jesu
Composed in:1943
Musical form:motet
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Pie Jesu for Soprano or Tenor solo and organ, in Latin.
Libera me Domine
Composed in:1948
Musical form:motet
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Label(s):Studio SM D2915
Libera me Domine (1943 - 1948), a motet for 3 and 4 mixed voices.
Source:booklet of cd Studio SM D2915

♫ Libera me Domine
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