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Jean Langlais (Composer)

Born: 15th February 1907, Val Couesnon, France

Died: 8th May 1991, Paris, France

Nationality: French

Jean François-Hyacinthe Langlais III was a French composer of modern classical music, organist, and improviser. He described himself as "Breton, de foi Catholique" ("Breton, of Catholic faith"). His works include masses and organ music, some based on Gregorian themes, enhanced by polymodal harmonies, as well as music for other forces.

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